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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 […]

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What can we do about housing discrimination?

Over the past few months, CERA, the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and COSTI Immigrant Services have been holding housing rights workshops for front line workers that provide housing assistance for recent immigrants and refugees. We provided a session in Ottawa in October, Toronto in November and London in December. We’ll be holding our fourth […]

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One Family’s Experience

CERA recently received an e-mail from a woman who is trying to find an apartment with her husband and baby. We were struck by how clearly and powerfully she described the discrimination commonly faced by families, newcomers to Canada, and low income people. We asked her if we could post it on our website. “My husband and I are newcomers […]

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Discrimination and Newcomers to Canada

I regularly facilitate human rights workshops for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes – and each time I’m shocked by what I hear. In almost every class, a large proportion of the students report having experienced multiple forms of discrimination in their search for housing: Refused because because you cannot meet a minimum […]

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