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Affordability

Rent control policies across Canada

18 Sep 2023 Everything you need to know about rent control in your province or territory, including policies and rules around rent increases.

Ontario housing law basics
Accessibility & Discrimination

Ontario Housing Law Basics

10 Mar 2023 Learn the basics of Ontario housing law, tenants’ rights and landlord responsibilities.

Right to Housing

The Tenant Leaders’ Toolbox: Resources for Housing Rights Advocacy

28 Feb 2023 This toolbox provides a list of practical resources to support your leadership and advocacy work, with tools to increase your understanding of the right to housing in Canada.  

Accessibility & Discrimination

Toolkit for medical professionals in Ontario: Writing disability accommodation letters

20 Dec 2022 This toolkit is designed to help medical professionals support tenants (their patients) who are seeking accommodations in their rental housing from their landlord under the Ontario Human Rights Code. This […]

Accessibility & Discrimination

A guide for condo boards on the Ontario Human Rights Code

7 Oct 2022 This guide provides condominium boards with a clear overview of their obligations under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. It also informs condominium boards of their obligations regarding accessibility standards under the […]

Housing Laws

Housing Providers Implementing the Right to Housing: A Best Practice Guide

30 Aug 2022 This guide and adjoining sample policies offer a framework for housing providers to implement the principles of the right to housing.

Housing Laws

Implementing the Right to Housing in Canada: A Responsibility of all Governments

29 Apr 2022 This informational pamphlet details the responsibilities of federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments in Canada to work toward the progressive realization of the right to housing. Highlights include: This pamphlet […]

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Accessibility & Discrimination

The Renter Cover Letter Toolkit

7 Apr 2022 The affordable rental housing crisis in Ontario has forced many people to compete for the few places they can afford. Renters shouldn’t be forced into such situations, but many wonder […]

Financialization of Housing

Budgeting and Allocating Resources to Implement the Right to Housing in Canada

25 Feb 2022 The Government of Canada’s National Housing Strategy (NHS) commits to address the housing needs of the most vulnerable, promote community building and encourage partnerships to advance the right to housing. […]

Housing Laws

Toolkit for Housing Service Providers: Housing Laws and Rights in Ontario

7 Feb 2022 This toolkit provides key information that housing service providers must know about Ontario rental housing laws, rules and responsibilities, and how to apply them in order to uphold the right […]

Resources for renters facing eviction
Evictions

Resources for renters facing eviction

7 Dec 2021 Renters who are facing eviction have several resources at their disposal to help them take the necessary steps to protect their right to housing. This pamphlet includes a list of […]

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Financialization of Housing

Inclusionary Zoning: Considerations for an Affordable Housing Policy

5 Nov 2021 What is Inclusionary Zoning? Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) is a planning tool used by municipal governments to encourage or mandate developers who intend to build new dwellings, to “set aside” a portion of these units for affordable use. […]

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Right to Housing

The National Housing Strategy Act – a Primer

9 Mar 2021 The National Housing Strategy Act (NHSA) is Canada’s first piece of legislation that identifies housing as a fundamental human right as recognized under international law. It recognizes that all people […]

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Right to Housing

Youth Housing Rights: A Toolkit for Creative Legal Education

8 Aug 2017 CCHR is committed to making legal information relevant to the lives of those who need access to housing justice the most. This toolkit aims to equip youth and facilitators with […]

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Advocacy Toolkit: Support Alberta’s Bill 205

Our Advocacy Toolkit for Alberta’s Bill 205 offers several actions that you can take to lend your voice in support of rent regulations in Alberta.

Our Advocacy Toolkit for Alberta’s Bill 205 offers several actions that you can take to lend your voice in support of rent regulations in Alberta.

Affordability
Housing Laws
Right to Housing
22 Jan 2024
Human Rights and Rental Housing in Ontario: A Self-Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit provides guidance for self-advocacy to assist renters in Ontario who face discrimination in housing to assert their rights.

This toolkit provides guidance for self-advocacy to assist renters in Ontario who face discrimination in housing to assert their rights.

Housing Laws
21 Dec 2023
Unlocking the AODA: Housing Provider Obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

This guide is designed to provide housing providers in Ontario with information about their obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Housing providers are faced with […]

This guide is designed to provide housing providers in Ontario with information about their obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Housing providers are faced with […]

Accessibility & Discrimination
Housing Laws
20 Dec 2023
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Rent control policies across Canada

Everything you need to know about rent control in your province or territory, including policies and rules around rent increases.

Everything you need to know about rent control in your province or territory, including policies and rules around rent increases.

Affordability
Financialization of Housing
Housing Laws
18 Sep 2023
Occupancy rules: Guests, roommates, subtenants and lease assignments – Ontario housing law basics 

The information on this page outlines rules, renters’ rights and landlords’ responsibilities as laid out in Ontario housing laws such as the Residential Tenancies Act, the Human Rights Code and the Housing Services Act.

The information on this page outlines rules, renters’ rights and landlords’ responsibilities as laid out in Ontario housing laws such as the Residential Tenancies Act, the Human Rights Code and the Housing Services Act.

Housing Laws
23 Aug 2023
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