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

CERA’s Submission on the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Strategy

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 23, 2019

CERA’s Submission on Bill 108 – More Homes, More Choice Act

CERA’s Submission on Bill 108 – More Homes, More Choice Act May 31, 2019 CERA’s Human Rights Based Perspective 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. CERA was founded in 1987 as the […]

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May 31, 2019

Call for Artists – Video and Comic Book Production

About CERA: The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting housing security and ending housing discrimination across Ontario. CERA was founded in 1987 as the only organization in Canada with a primary focus on promoting human rights in housing. 30 years later, we continue to carry out […]

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May 6, 2019

Important Development in the Implementation of Canada’s National Housing Strategy

This morning, a coalition of housing advocates including CERA sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging the adoption of several amendments to the National Housing Strategy Act in Bill C-97 which is currently before Parliament. While the National Housing Strategy Act reflects many of the recommendations made by housing rights advocates to […]

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April 16, 2019

Join CERA’s Youth Advisory Committee

Call for volunteers: CERA’s Youth Advisory Committee For Preventing Youth Homelessness and Housing Precarity If you are between the ages of 16 and 30 and have experienced homelessness or housing precarity, we are seeking your input and participation in our Youth Advisory Committee. The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is an organization that […]

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April 11, 2019

CERA’s 2019 Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

Prepared for Standing Committee on Finance February 8, 2019 About Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (“CERA”) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions, ending housing discrimination and stabilizing rental housing across Ontario. CERA was founded in 1987 as the only organization in Canada with a primary […]

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March 22, 2019

CERA’s Submission to the Ontario Government on Increasing Housing Supply in Ontario

To: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Government of Ontario Subject: Increasing Housing Supply in Ontario, Consultation Process January 25, 2019 CERA’s Human Rights Based Perspective 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. CERA […]

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March 22, 2019