Ontario - Housing

What would happen if housing were enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Yutaka Dirks gives an inside account of the radical new fight to end homelessness in an article in This...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario, All of Canada
A Charter challenge case in Ontario alleges that the federal and provincial governments violate the rights of homeless people by failing to implement policies that would eventually eliminate...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
The TTC’s overnight bus and streetcar service should be free for everyone during extreme cold weather alerts, says a Toronto councillor. Josh Colle, who is a TTC commissioner, brought a motion...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
Four levels of human rights protections may be used to promote and enforce housing rights in Canada - provincial human rights codes, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Housing, Human Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
Recently, Mark Horvath, the blogger/filmmaker behind invisiblepeople.tv, visited Toronto to document the lives of its homeless residents. Mark usually resides in Los Angeles, but he left California...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada, International
A coalition of community groups in Toronto has created a website to highlight the issue of housing in the upcoming Ontario provincial election and put pressure on political groups to address it....
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario
In London, Ontario, discharges from psychiatric wards to shelters or NFA occurred 194 times per year. This discovery led to the creation of a pilot project that provided immediate access to a housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, Ontario
In early 2010, the John Howard Society of Toronto commissioned a cost benefit study and analysis of Transitional Housing and supports (THS) for two types of ex-prisoners moving to the community from...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
HomeComing Community Choice Coalition promotes the rights of people with mental illness to live where they choose.
Keywords: Housing, Mental Health, supportive housing, Ontario
Cathy Crowe has been a street nurse in Toronto for over 15 years. She published a newsletter hoping to report on her activities, create a link to a broader group of individuals who care about these...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
Housing New Canadians is a research partnership between the University of Toronto and York University, focused on housing access and discrimination in the Toronto area, where about forty percent of...
Keywords: Housing, housing discrimination, Immigrants and Refugees, Toronto, Ontario, All of Canada
Yesterday, the Ontario government released its long delayed affordable housing strategy. The strategy does lay out some regulation changes including simplifying the rent-geared-to-income calculation...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, Ontario
The Mission of The Low-Income Energy Network: Aims to ensure universal access to adequate, affordable energy as a basic necessity, while minimizing the impacts on health and on the local and global...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, energy, energy, energy poverty, energy poverty, Housing, low-income, Utilities, Ontario
Precarious Housing in Canada (2010) is a new research and policy report from the Wellesley Institute. Using the most comprehensive and current data, research and analysis, Precarious Housing sets out...
Keywords: Housing, Poverty Research, Ontario
The Right to Housing Blog documents the Right to Adequate Housing Charter Challenge. The court is being asked to declare that homelessness and inadequate housing violate the Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: charter challenge, Homelessness, Housing, right to housing, Ontario, All of Canada
Reach is a lawyer referral organization that helps people with all disabilities including people who are deaf, hard of hearing, people with physical disabilities, mental health issues, developmental...
Keywords: AIDS, chronic pain, deaf, Disability, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, legal help, Legal Research, pro bono, Ontario
The Housing Network of Ontario has released a report on community consultations for a Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy in Ontario. This report consolidates recommendations made by many hundreds...
Keywords: Housing, Ontario
The Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) is a coalition of social planning councils (SPC), community development councils (CDC), resource centres, and planning committees located in various...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Ethnicity and Race, Family, Government Policy, Health, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, Organizing, Poverty Research, social planning, Ontario
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released a report, Right at home: Report on the consultation on human rights and rental housing in Ontario (in PDF) that focuses on housing as a human right,...
Keywords: Housing, Human Rights, Ontario
Thanks to lobbying by anti-poverty advocates and activists, the Ontario government has invested $5 million dollars into rent banks to help renters who are facing eviction stay in their homes ("...
Keywords: Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario