Call for Senior Peer Facilitators

Are you interested in housing issues and learning how to facilitate events? CERA is recruiting a cohort of 5 seniors with lived experience of rental housing vulnerability in a volunteer capacity to become peer facilitators for an upcoming forum. Together, CERA staff and senior peer facilitators will plan and host a one-day forum to bring […]

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December 2, 2019

CERA is Hiring: Administrative Coordinator 

Application Deadline:  Friday,  December 13, 2019   The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is hiring a full-time Administrative Coordinator.   CERA is a not-for-profit charity that is committed to advancing the right to housing in Ontario. Our model for advancing the right to housing includes:   Serving clients to help them stay housed: CERA provides free services […]

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December 2, 2019

CERA’s Deputation to Toronto City Council Subcommittee on the Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing

November 20, 2019 Re: Deputation to Toronto City Council Subcommittee on the Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing Good evening councillors, staff, advocates and residents of Toronto. My name is Alyssa Brierley and I am the Executive Director of CERA – the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation. Here with me is Annie Hodgins who, for […]

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November 21, 2019

Call for Youth Volunteers

Become a Peer Facilitator! Do you believe in housing rights for all? So do we! If you are 16-29 years old and live in Toronto or GTA, we invite you to join us as a Peer Facilitator! You will be delivering our free, interactive and engaging peer-led education workshops on housing rights in order to […]

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November 4, 2019

Federal Election 2019 – Platform Tracker on Youth Homelessness and Right to Housing

CERA’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group that is working towards the prevention of youth homelessness in the City of Toronto. We reached out to federal election candidates in Toronto hoping to find out how they plan to act on this issue. On June 20th of this year, the federal government passed the National […]

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October 9, 2019

CERA’s Submission on Property Standards and Building Maintenance to the City of Toronto

Background The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (“CERA”) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions, ending housing discrimination and addressing human rights violations in housing across Ontario. For sixteen years, CERA has served 1500 clients annually who are facing eviction and human rights violations in their housing, such as the need for […]

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September 26, 2019

CERA’s Submission on the City of Toronto’s Multi-Tenant (Rooming) House Review

Background The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (“CERA”) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions, ending housing discrimination and addressing human rights violations in housing across Ontario. For sixteen years, CERA has served 1500 clients annually who are facing eviction and human rights violations in their housing, such as the need for […]

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September 26, 2019

CERA’s Submission to the City of Toronto Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Re: Inclusionary Zoning Submission About CERA The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (“CERA”) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions, ending housing discrimination and addressing human rights violations in housing across Ontario. For sixteen years, CERA has served 1500 clients annually who are facing eviction and human rights violations in their housing, […]

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August 21, 2019

CERA’s Submission on the Government of Ontario’s Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the Housing Services Act, 2011.

About CERA The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (“CERA”) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions, ending housing discrimination and addressing human rights violations in housing across Ontario. For sixteen years, CERA has served 1500 clients annually who are facing eviction and human rights violations in their housing, such as the need […]

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July 24, 2019

CERA’s Submission on the City of Toronto’s HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan

Housing in Toronto: A Human Rights-Based Approach Introduction The housing crisis in Toronto has reached epidemic proportions. According to the City of Toronto’s own market analysis, “Toronto’s housing and homeless supports system is bursting at the seams.”1 Social housing waiting lists and waiting times have grown, and renters are living in increasingly unaffordable units and […]

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July 23, 2019