CERA is currently seeking two volunteer board members willing to contribute their expertise to our dynamic team.

We are seeking individuals who share our commitment to protecting human rights, equality rights and social and economic rights, including the right to adequate housing. It would be a great asset if at least one of the new Board members has experience in fundraising or in accounting/finance. If you know or are someone with an interest in human rights and housing and are able to actively participate in regular board meetings, we would like to hear from you!

CERA is interested in broadening the diversity of our Board of Directors and are excited to receive applications from individuals from equity seeking groups.

Successful candidates will:

  • Serve a two-year term from 2018 to 2020;
  • Attend monthly board meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month;
  • Participate on board committees as needed;
  • Have a passion for our Mission and Vision; and
  • Have an understanding or lived experience of the communities that we serve.

To apply to the CERA Board of Directors, please email a brief statement of interest along with your resume to Assefa Janko at

Application Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018

Thank you for your interest and support of our work!


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. 30 years later, we continue to carry out our mandate through direct tenant support, public education, research, law reform, casework, test case litigation and using international human rights law and mechanisms.

Our Vision

CERA envisions an Ontario where every person realizes their housing rights, is treated with dignity, and lives free from discrimination in a stable, safe and affordable home.

Our Mission

CERA advances the right to housing without discrimination. We do this by:

  1. Educating individuals and communities on the intersection between human rights and housing law;
  2. Engaging in advocacy and supporting individuals in realizing their human rights in housing; and
  3. Promoting inclusive housing law and policy.

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