Stories & Updates
Discover the stories of communities at the centre of Canada’s housing crisis, and how the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR) is helping to advance their right to an adequate, accessible and affordable place to call home.
Protecting tenants’ human rights in social housing: The case of Mackenzie v. Ottawa Community Housing
15 Sep 2022 – The Court’s decision in this case will set an important precedent for households living in social housing across Ontario. We hope that CCHR’s intervention will help establish that social housing must be managed in a way that respects tenants’ human rights.
New name, same goal: Introducing the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights
8 Sep 2022 – The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) will now be known as the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR). Although our name has changed, our mission to advance the right to housing for all has not wavered.
“Everyone deserves a home, no matter who you are, or where you are from.”
13 Oct 2021 – Janine Harvey lives in Ulukhaktok, a community of less than 450 people in the Beaufort Delta Region of the Northwest Territories. She is a mother, wife, housing advocate and supporter of Inuit culture.