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  • Unlocking the AODA: Housing Provider Obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

    This resource from the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights is designed to inform housing providers and tenants of the responsibilities of housing providers under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Moving out because of fear of violence or abuse

    Waterloo Community Legal Services has a tip sheet that explains how a person experiencing domestic violence or sexual abuse may be able to end their tenancy early. The tipsheet explains how to complete a Form N15 – Tenant’s Notice to End my Tenancy Because of Fear of Sexual or Domestic Violence and Abuse - and what must be included when giving...

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    Waterloo Region Community Legal Services (WRCLS)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2024
  • Tenant and landlord resources from Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario

    Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario has:

    • an infographic with 4 steps renters can take if they have problems with heat
    • a blog post with 6 questions renters ask about heat

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF, Website
    Produced by:
    Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2024
  • Tenant and landlord resources

    Canadian Centre for Housing Rights has:

    • A guide for private, public, and non-profit landlords in Ontario that explains their responsibilities under the Accessibility for Ontarians with
      Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
    • A self-advocacy kit for renters to learn about the Ontario Human Rights Code, types of discrimination, the Ontario...

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF, Website
    Produced by:
    Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2024
  • Rent increases

    Advocacy for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) has: 

    • an infographic that explains when rent increases are legal  
    • a guide that explains when landlords can apply for an above guideline rent increase (AGI), how to prepare for a hearing to fight an AGI, and what happens after the...

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Mould and hoarding

    RentSafe has several resources to support people dealing with mould and hoarding issues: 

    Mould in housing links to a report on the impact mould has on people’s health, with a section on how to prevent mould and deal with it. There’s also a guide for tenants living with mould, a guide and sample letter for health-care...

    Available in:
    English
    Produced by:
    RentSafe
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Housing rules

    The Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR) has a webpage that explains what Ontario’s housing laws say about renters’ rights and landlords’ responsibilities related to guests, roommates, subtenants and lease assignments.

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Website
    Produced by:
    Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) online portal Question and Answer Session (Part 2)

    Recorded on July 20, 2023

    Join us for further discussion on key tips and strategies for community workers supporting tenants with the LTB online portal. In this special Q+A follow-up session, our housing experts answer questions about the online portal.

    We recommend that you watch Part 1 before the follow-up Q+A Session: The LTB online...

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Webinar
    Produced by:
    Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Housing tip sheets and videos

    Waterloo Community Legal Services has many tip sheets and videos for tenants about housing issues. The 1-page tip sheets cover tenants’ rights, many Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) notices, and the eviction process. New videos cover the eviction process, when a landlord can enter the unit, and the N11 and N12 LTB notices.

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Video
    Produced by:
    Waterloo Region Community Legal Services (WRCLS)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Renting with roommates in Ontario?

    This webpage from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) explains the most common roommate arrangements, what to consider about each, and when the Residential Tenancies Act does not apply.

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023