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RentSafe resources on mould for doctors and tenants

This set of resources, aimed at both tenants and family physicians, was designed to help tenants get support in dealing with mould in their housing.
They include:

a training podcast for family physicians on how to support patients dealing with mould in their homes
a guide for tenants or patients living with mould,

Available in:

English

Produced by:

RentSafe

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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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 the Mixcloud podcast platform.

Available in:

English

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Canadian Legal Information Booklet – Korean translations of CLEO resources

Love Toronto Korean-Canadian Community Center is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to helping Korean immigrants in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Available in:

Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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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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English as a Second Language (ESL) Activity Kits

Twenty-six activity kits with classroom materials for teachers and learners in Adult ESL and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes, based on topics from CLEO’s tenants’ and workers’ rights series.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015, 2018

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Fighting an eviction

This booklet explains what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, and what tenants can do if they get an eviction order from the Board. There is also contact information to get more information or legal help.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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How a Tenant Can End Their Tenancy

This brochure has general information about Residential Tenancies Act rules on how a tenant can end their tenancy. Contents include:

  • About Tenancy Agreements
  • When the Tenant Wants to Move: General Rules
  • When the Tenant Wants to Move: Ending a Tenancy Agreement Early
  • Contact the Landlord and Tenant Board

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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I am being evicted because I did not do what I agreed to do. What should I do now?

This tip sheet explains how to ask the Board to set aside an ex parte order for eviction. Topics it covers are:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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I got an eviction order because I owe rent. If I pay, can I stop the Sheriff from coming?

This tip sheet explains what happens if you are to be evicted because you owe rent. It looks at what happens if you pay the rent on or before the termination date on the eviction notice, and what happens if you pay after the termination date but before the Sheriff comes. It also gives links to further information and help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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I think my order from the Landlord and Tenant Board is wrong. What should I do?

This tip sheet contains general information on how to ask the Board to review eviction orders. The information can also be used to ask the Board to review other types of orders.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018