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. […]Read More CERA releases findings from Seniors’ Eviction Prevention Initiative
CERA is pleased to announce that we have received support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to develop community based, eviction prevention strategies for seniors. As part of this initiative, we will identify eviction prevention strategies through a senior-driven process in the GTA. Using a collaborative gap analysis, we will gather information about the current needs of […]Read More Exciting News – CERA receives funding for rights-based seniors eviction prevention initiative
PROJECT UPDATE! Facilitating Local Responses to Housing Discrimination After many hours of writing and lots of conversations with our wonderful partners across the province, we’re excited to share over twenty new housing rights resources and self-advocacy tools for tenants that we’ve been working on over the past several months. Here they are! At CERA, we believe […]Read More Check out new tools to help you claim your rights!
Here at the Eviction Prevention desk we know the hardest cases involve hoarders. But we didn’t know just how hard they can be. Two recent cases have shown us the limits of our small organization when it comes to helping combat a very large problem. In both instances, the clients were long-term tenants of subsidized […]Read More Helping Hoarders
These are the experiences of one of our clients, Jane, who lives with environmental sensitivities and has been struggling to find safe housing. If you are one of the few Ontarians that doesn’t have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) or doesn’t have a relative, a friend, a co-worker, who has MCS then please read on. If […]Read More Trying to find environmentally safe housing
From a human rights perspective, smoking in apartment buildings can be very challenging. Ideally, the fact that a resident smokes in his/her unit should not have any bearing on the health and quality of life of another resident. But it does. Buildings and apartments leak, ventilation systems don’t work as well as they should, and […]Read More Smoking and the Human Rights Code