The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) works to better the housing situation of Ontario residents who have low incomes including tenants, co-op members and people who are homeless. ACTO achieves this through:
-- test case litigation;
-- lobbying and law reform;
-- housing policy work;
-- community organizing; and,
-- public legal education.
ACTO works with legal clinics, tenant associations and other groups and individuals concerned about housing issues. ACTO is funded by Legal Aid Ontario
and has been in existence since September, 2001
Since 1974, CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights information to help people who have low incomes or face other barriers, such as language or literacy, to understand and exercise their legal rights.
The goal of this website is to provide housing workers and advocates across Canada with information and tools to enable them to overcome - using a human rights framework - the barriers that keep people from accessing and retaining adequate housing.
The Landlord and Tenant Board’s role is to provide information about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and to resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is one part of Ontario’s system for human rights, alongside the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) and the Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC). We are guided by the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code) in all our work.
The OHRC plays an important role in preventing discrimination and promoting and advancing human rights in Ontario.
-- Develops public policy on human rights
-- Actively promotes a culture of human rights in the province -- Conducts public inquiries
-- Intervenes in proceedings at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO)
-- Initiates our own applications (formerly called ‘complaints’)
-- Engages in proactive measures to prevent discrimination using public education, policy development, research and analysis
-- Brings people and communities together to help resolve issues of "tension and conflict"
Provider for home testing kits, prevention and protection, improving air quality, and information in regards to mold.
Ontario is a leader in consumer protection and has clear rules for consumers and business. Know your rights – shop smart and protect yourself in the marketplace.
Fact sheets, prevention, information, rights and responsibilities, and treatment process in regards to bed bugs.
The Bed Bug Registry is a free, public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2006, the site has collected about 20,000 reports covering 12,000 locations.
Helpful links around the internet to help you combat against the dreaded bed bug.