A Collaborative Initiative to Address Indoor Environmental Health Risks Affecting Tenants on Low Income in Ontario

RentSafe is an intersectoral initiative, led by the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), of which CELA is a founding partner. It’s primary aim is to improve knowledge, capacity and responsiveness within the health and social services sectors to better address housing-related health risks facing low-income tenants, as an important step towards the goal of creating healthier living conditions in low-income/marginalized communities and reducing housing-related health inequities.

CELA is a founding partner and serves on the RentSafe Project Team. For more information on the project, and many more resources generated through this project please see visit 

CELA is a founding member of RentSafe, an intersectoral initiative that addresses unhealthy housing conditions affecting tenants living on low income in Ontario through the active involvement of public health, legal aid clinics, municipal property standards/by-law enforcement, and social service sectors as well as housing providers and tenants. RentSafe aims to build awareness and capacity across sectors so that tenants, when faced with mould, pests, lead, radon and other unhealthy housing conditions, are better able to get the support they need.