Your rights In housing
You are protected against discrimination and harassment:
- when you rent a home
- while you live there
No one can treat you differently on the basis of the personal characteristics that are prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
Your housing rights
Your housing rights include:
- the right to equality
- the right to privacy
- the right to peaceful enjoyment of your property
- the right to the inviolability of your home
- the right to dignity
- the right to integrity
These rights are guaranteed by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
Examples of housing discrimination
- A landlord asks you for a deposit because you are on social assistance
- Your landlord evicts you because you are pregnant
What can you do in cases of discrimination or harassment?
For Rent Without Discrimination
Can a landlord select tenants based on personal characteristics such as age, presence of children or ethnic origin? We offer tools to help you understand your rights and obligations from the time of the rental (advertisement, selection) and throughout the period of occupancy of a dwelling.
This video explains the rights protected in housing in American Sign Language (ASL)