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Rights Bites podcasts and lesson plans

This podcast series for newcomers draws attention to some common legal problems that affect newcomer tenants and workers in Ontario, and gives information about legal rights. There is also a companion set of adult education for LINC and ESL instructors to help guide learners through the podcasts. The podcasts are also available for download from […]

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Seven Steps to Solving Tenancy Problems

This guide lists seven steps to help you recognize and deal with tenancy problems. Examples show how each step can be used. The seven steps are:

  • Discover your problem
  • Know your rights
  • Know what you want
  • Know who to speak to
  • Communicate clearly
  • Be organized
  • Know when to get help

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Tenant Organizing Manual FMTA

This manual, intended to help people who wish to organize a group of tenants in their building, has information about setting up and running a tenant association, organizing meetings, fundraising, dealing with conflict, and finding help.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Tenant Organizing Manual

This manual was developed to assist tenants to form self-help tenant associations and guide them through their organization and operations. There are sections on why tenants should organize, how to organize, and how to set up and manage a tenants’ association. There are also several sample documents, such as meeting minutes, agendas, by-laws, and a tenant maintenance questionnaire.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2007

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The Tenant Survival Manual

This manual explains the Residential Tenancies Act and includes information on the Landlord and Tenant Board, moving in, rent, repairs and maintenance, privacy, ending a tenancy, and evictions. Topics covered apply to tenants across Ontario but many of the resources listed are available only in the City of Toronto.

Available in:

English, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2007