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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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Understanding your language rights

This section of the website of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada provides information about the two official languages and linguistic rights in Canada.

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

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What is discrimination?

This section of the Canadian Human Rights Commission website defines, provides grounds for, and includes a number of examples of discrimination in human rights law.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What is harassment?

This page on the Canadian Human Rights Commission website provides a definition and examples of what harassment is, in the context of human rights.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

CBA Child Rights Toolkit

The CBA Child Rights Toolkit has been developed to improve children’s access to justice in Canada. It is for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to implement a child-rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for children. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Duty to Accommodate

This document provides employers, employees, and unions with an overview of the duty to accommodate requirement and explains employee and employer rights and responsibilities.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017