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Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation

Working with you to realize your housing rights

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OUR VISION: CERA envisions an Ontario where every person realizes their housing rights, is treated with dignity, and lives free from discrimination in a stable, safe and affordable home. OUR MISSION: CERA defends housing rights and human rights by educating individuals and communities, advancing progressive and inclusive housing law and policy, and providing legal information and services to marginalized Ontarians. Founded in 1987, CERA is a province-wide, not-for-profit charitable organization that promotes human rights in housing. Discrimination is a key barrier that prevents people from accessing and keeping the housing they need. We work with tenants, landlords, community partners and the public to build awareness about housing rights, and to build the capacity of Ontarians to recognize and defend their human rights. Our model for change-making involves three key areas of work: >>Unique Services for Tenants >>Creative Public Engagement and Education >>Legal Initiatives that Challenge the Housing Status Quo