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New resources for community and front-line workers supporting clients with environmental sensitivities
Environmental Sensitivities and Rental Housing – Webinar
Environmental Sensitivities and Rental Housing – Toolkit
FAQ Video – What are Environmental Sensitivities?
FAQ Video -What is the Housing Providers’ Obligation to Accommodate Renters with Disabilities?
FAQ Video -What are Common Requests for Accommodation for Environmental Sensitivities?
New resources for housing providers in Ontario to learn about accessibility requirements under the AODA
Unlocking the AODA: A Guide for Housing Providers in Ontario
Unlocking the AODA Webinar 1 – Introduction to the IASR
Unlocking the AODA Webinar 2 – IASR and the Design of Public Spaces Standard
Unlocking the AODA Webinar 3 – Creating Accessibility Policies
Unlocking the AODA Webinar 4 – Frequently Asked Questions
Housing and Human Rights Education & Tools
Human Rights & Rental Housing in Ontario – A Self-Advocacy Toolkit (English)
Human Rights & Rental Housing in Ontario – A Self-Advocacy Toolkit (French)
Human Rights & Rental Housing in Ontario – A Self-Advocacy Toolkit (Spanish)
Human Rights & Rental Housing in Ontario- A Self-Advocacy Toolkit (Arabic)
Human Rights & Rental Housing in Ontario – A Self-Advocacy Toolkit (Inuktitut)
Housing Rights Guide for Youth
Northern Housing Rights “Know Your Rights!” Guide for Tenants (2015) Northern Housing Rights was a capacity-building initiative undertaken by the Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and CERA. The initiative investigated the experiences of housing discrimination among First Nation, Metis and Inuit people in Northwestern Ontario.
Northern Housing Rights Guide for Service Providers (2015)
NHR Guide for Housing Providers (2015)
NHR Public Report (2015)
Watch the NHR video here
Housing Equality for New Canadians: Measuring Discrimination in Toronto’s Rental Housing MarketMaking Ends Meet: Surviving on Low Income in Canada (2013) PDF
Know Your Rights: Housing Discrimination is Against the Law (2011) PDF PDF (Booklet Format)
Overcoming Barriers: A Reference Guide on Human Rights in Housing (2011) PDF PDF (Booklet Format)
Sorry, It’s Rented: Measuring Discrimination in Toronto’s Rental Housing Market (2009) PDF
Human Rights in Housing in Canada: An Advocate’s Guide (2008) PDF RTF (Version française: PDF RTF)
Trying to Find a Place to Live? Discrimination – It’s Against the Law (2007) PDF
Young and Trying to Find a Place to Live? Discrimination is Against the Law (2008) PDF
New to Canada and Facing Discrimination? (2009) PDF
Ontario’s Human Rights Code, Disability and the Duty to Accommodate: A Guide for Housing Workers and Tenants (2007) PDF
Ontario’s Human Rights Code, Disability and the Duty to Accommodate: A Guide for Landlords (2007 – Updated 2013) PDF (English) PDF (French)
Ontario’s New Human Rights System (2008) PDF (Version française, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese)
Women’s Housing Rights
Women’s Housing Equality Platform PDF (Version française)
Briefing Note on Women’s Social, Economic and Cultural Rights: General Comment No. 16 Microsoft Word DOC
Guide to the Montréal Principles (2006) PDF (version française) (version en español)
Women and Housing in Canada: Barriers to Equality (2002) Microsoft Word DOC (Version française)
Seniors’ Eviction Prevention
Between October 2016 and February 2017, CERA gathered input from and held roundtable conversations and a community forum with senior tenants, front-line workers, and other stakeholders across the GTA.
Read our report and recommendations. We hope that our findings will lead to community-led strategies and system-wide improvements that meet the needs of vulnerable senior tenants in the GTA.
Eviction Prevention and the Residential Tenancies Act
The Residential Tenancies Act and Evictions: Important Information for Tenants Facing Eviction (2010) PDF
The Law and Tenant Rights: What You Need to Know About the Residential Tenancies Act (2010) English Chinese French Spanish
Having Trouble Paying Your Rent? Eviction Prevention Resources in Toronto (2010) English Chinese French Spanish
Residential Tenancies Act Eviction Flow Chart (2007) PDF
Social and Economic Rights Education
The Right to Adequate Housing (2006) (with the Social Rights Advocacy Centre) PDF (Version française)
The Right to an Adequate Standard of Living (2006) (with the Social Rights Advocacy Centre) PDF (Version française)
Standing Up For Your Social and Economic Rights (2006) (with the Social Rights Advocacy Centre) PDF (Version française)
A Social Charter for the City (2008) (with the Social Rights Advocacy Centre) PDF