This report recommends and provides draft language for a maximum heat municipal bylaw, which would require landlords to maintain a maximum temperature of 26°C in rental units. The recommendation accounts for the worsening climate crisis and the disproportionate impact of extreme heat on vulnerable populations including the elderly, those with chronic illnesses and mobility challenges, and those that are socially and materially disadvantaged.
July 2021 update of fact sheet for tenants to make informed choices about pesticides used to control bed bugs
Action Alert - Today, over 60 organizations (including CELA) in Ontario have joined ACTO and the Ontario Alliance to End Homelessness to call on Premier Ford and the Ontario government to STOP UNSAFE EVICTIONS during this pandemic crisis.
Access to affordable and safe housing is among the key challenges and social inequities revealed by the COVID pandemic. Calls for a just and green recovery need to include extending environmental protection to the indoor environment.
CELA has joined dozens of legal clinics and other social justice organizations in signing onto this letter prepared by ACTO (Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario) regarding Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Communities Housing Act
Slide deck is linked below. Webinar also available on youtube: Title: RentSafe: Intersectoral Action on Healthy Housing for Tenants on Low Income - ACLCO Webinar Slide deck for webinar sponsored by the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario (ACLCO)…