The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions and ending housing discrimination across Ontario. CERA was founded in 1987 as the only organization in Canada with a primary focus on promoting human rights in housing. Nearly 30 years later, we continue to carry out our mandate through public education, research, law reform, casework, test case litigation and using international human rights law and mechanisms. Our intake program, funded by the City of Toronto, provides assistance and support to individuals who are experiencing housing issues related to eviction and human rights.

If you have experienced discrimination related to your housing or you are facing eviction, call us at 1-800-263-1139 or e-mail us at


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CERA receives no core funding. We rely on individual project grants and the generous support of private donors to continue our work. If you are able to make a donation in any amount, you can donate securely through CanadaHelps by clicking the link above, or by contacting us. Charitable receipts will be issued. Thank you for your generous support.

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Below is a great animation about human rights in housing by Ottawa-based artists and motion designers Jamie Muntean and Annette Kozlowski. For more of Jamie’s work, go to his webpage. Annette’s website is here.

For Rent from CERA on Vimeo.


Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation