Human Rights in Housing in Canada: An Advocate's Guide
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The goal of this guide is to give housing workers and service providers the knowledge and tools to enable them to overcome - using human rights law and principles - the discriminatory barriers that preclude people from getting and keeping the housing they need.
- Section 1 - introduction
- Section 2 Fundamentals of Human Rights - the basic principles that guide the application and enforcement of human rights.
- Section 3 Discrimination in Housing - explores the particular types of discrimination in housing that are prohibited under Canadian legislation.
- Section 4 Disability and the Duty to Accommodate Under Human Rights Legislation - discusses the legal "duty to accommodate" as it relates to disability.
- Section 5 Human Rights Enforcement - gives an overview of the procedures for enforcing human rights protections in various Canadian jurisdictions.
- Section 6 Human Rights Primacy and Administrative Tribunals - examines the issue of human rights primacy and the operation of human rights laws in administrative tribunals such as housing tribunals.
- Section 7 Working with Human Rights Claimants - explores strategies for working with human rights claimants.
This guide is not a substitute for legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer. CERA and its funders will not be held liable for any loss or damage caused by reliance on any statement, made negligently or otherwise, contained in this Reference Guide.