Call for Youth Peer Artist/Arts Facilitator The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is working with five youth-serving groups across Ontario to build awareness about youth housing rights. We are seeking an artist or arts facilitator to co-develop a creative workshop and educational materials for this exciting initiative. Are you: a visual artist or arts […]Read More Seeking youth artist/arts facilitator for paid opportunity!
A young woman was denied an apartment because she was under the age of 18, something that is illegal under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario found Havcare Investments and Ms. Carolyn Goodman had violated the Code, fabricated evidence and attempted to get a witness to lie on the stand. Recognizing […]Read More Prospective tenant awarded $10,000 for landlord’s discriminatory treatment
“We have frankly screwed tenants.” This was the oft-repeated quote from Toronto Councillor Gord Perks after the city announced its proposed property tax changes as part of the 2011 operating budget. Because of market changes, tenants were supposed to see their property taxes reduced by 3.08%. But, due to city tax policy, a portion […]Read More The Right Kind of Support
Bill C304: A National Housing Strategy They said it couldn’t be done. The Bloc Québécois would never change its mind and support Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, without an exemption and compensation clause. And, without Bloc support for the Bill, it was certain to die on […]Read More Bill C304: A National Housing Strategy