It is stressful to be poor, and that stress can keep people in poverty

Researchers studying the cognitive mechanisms behind scarcity say their findings may explain why some people who are living in poverty can't seem to get themselves out of it.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
VICE News

October 17: Free landlord and tenant rights session

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto

Topics will include respective rights and obligations of landlords and tenants in Ontario, the Residential Tenancies Act, and the new Rental Fairness Act of 2017.

Posted:
October 13, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Mind the Gap: Repairing Canada's Social Safety Net with Human Rights

Although the rights to an adequate standard of living and housing are human rights, as codified in international treaties, it's virtually impossible to claim these rights.

Posted:
October 13, 2017
Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

Toronto council committee to tackle what some claim is a new loophole for landlords

Councillor Davis says tenants with suite meters are saddled with "exorbitant administration fees and rates that seem to be completely out of whack."

Posted:
October 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'Rent control vs. housing supply' is the debate landlords and developers want us to have

The key fact of today's rental market is that the majority of renters cannot afford new-construction apartments.

Posted:
October 12, 2017
Article source:
torontoist.com

Province announces $20M funding program to help retirement homes install automatic sprinklers

The province has pledged $20 million to help install automatic fire sprinkler systems in small retirement homes across Ontario — after more than two decades of pressure from safety advocates.

Posted:
October 11, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

A guide to changes to the Condominium Act: Reasonable Doubt

A significant change to condo legislation is the establishment of the Condominium Authority of Ontario (the CAO) and the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the CAT).

Posted:
October 10, 2017
Article source:
NOW

On the Radar: New protection for tenants when a landlord wants to move in

This month's On the Radar explains what's changed and what options tenants have when they're in this situation.

Posted:
October 03, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

November 18 & 25: Registration is Now Open for the Tenant School

In conjunction with the Maytree Foundation, the FMTA is pleased to offer its two-day tenant school, running for two full days on November 18 and 25, 2017.

Posted:
October 03, 2017
Article source:
Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 29 September 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
September 29, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)