“CERA was formed in the heyday of the equality rights movement in Canada. That’s why it has it that cumbersome name that no one can remember or say. In the 1980s in Canada, “equality rights” were in the air. Equality seeking groups began the decade by fighting for and winning a radical reframing of non-discrimination […]Read More Bruce Porter Reflects on CERA’s 30th Anniversary
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!
The most heartbreaking part of an Eviction Prevention worker’s job is referring a client to a homeless shelter. It is very sobering to hear, on the other end of the line, the moment a client realizes she cannot afford to stay in her home. The mixture of fear, shame and anxiety is quite palpable. And […]Read More Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy – Not Worth the Wait