The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) was formed in 1987 by a provincial coalition of low income families which successfully advocated for improved protections under Ontario’s Human Rights Code for a variety of disadvantaged groups. As a result, the province of Ontario came to have the best protections against discrimination in housing in Canada. However, evidence indicated that these protections were not being enforced. CERA was established to ensure that human rights protections in housing would be effective for low income households and to address systemic barriers to accessing affordable, appropriate accommodation.
Have you experienced housing discrimination?
- Housing Discrimination Rampant Against Immigrants and Others (blogs.lawyers.com)