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Administrative Justice Support Network

A project of Community Living Ontario, the Administrative Justice Support Network supports people who are making an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation. There is information on Special Education, School Expulsions, Landlord & Tenant, CCAC Appeals, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Do I need a guarantor or co-signer?

A guarantor or co-signer is someone who agrees to pay your rent for you in case you are not able to pay. This Settlement.org page explains that landlords are legally allowed to ask about your income and credit as well as landlord references, and it has links to websites with more information.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Human Rights 101

This module provides a basic course on rights and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code. It discusses what you should know about human rights and discrimination, what your rights and responsibilities are under the Code, and how to apply the Code. The module takes about 30 minutes and you are able to get a certificate of completion of the module.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Indigenous Peoples in Ontario and the Ontario Human Rights Code (brochure)

This brochure describes how Indigenous Peoples are protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code. It includes these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Justice Ontario

The Justice Ontario website has information on topics such as finding a lawyer, tickets and fines, lawsuits and disputes, family and criminal law, human rights, and wills and estates. A toll-free number gives access to legal information in over 170 languages.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Renting a place to live

This resource offers basic information to tenants about how much rent a landlord can charge, deposits and payments a tenant might have to make before moving in, and other rules landlords and tenants must follow. There is also information about discrimination, moving out, taking legal action if a landlord breaks the rules, and where to get help in many languages.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Guides

These guides on the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario website are designed to help you understand and access the HRTO’s dispute resolution process:

  • Applicant’s Guide
  • Respondent’s Guide
  • A Guide to Mediation at Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (PDF | HTML)
  • Guide to Preparing for a Hearing Before the HRTO

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What can I do at the Landlord and Tenant Board to protect my human rights?

This tip sheet from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) explains how the Ontario Human Rights Code protects your right to equal treatment and equal access to rental housing.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What can I do at the Landlord and Tenant Board to protect my human rights?

This tip sheet contains general information on what you can do to protect your human rights in the area of housing.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What do I do if I feel harassed or discriminated against?

This web page explains how to respond to discrimination and provides links to additional resources on this topic.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018