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Discrimination in Housing

Includes discrimination and harassment in housing based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I’m on social assistance and applied to rent a home. The landlord said they only rent to people with jobs."
  • "A landlord refused to show an apartment to my same-sex partner and me."
  • "My condominium board told me it’s too expensive to install an automatic door to the building for my wheelchair."
  • "I am sensitive to noise due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but my landlord won’t move me to a quieter apartment."
  • "I am new to Canada. A landlord told me I needed somebody to co-sign my lease because I don’t have a credit history in this country."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Discrimination in Housing
Title Description
Housing Help COVID-19 (July 19, 2021): The office is closed to the public. Phone messages are checked daily and calls returned. Only providing general information and referrals.A…
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa COVID-19 (8 October 2021): please refer to each program-at-site for more information * the front doors to CLSO offices will be locked, with a sign…
Vanier Community Services Centre - Clinique juridique francophone d'Ottawa Legal services for low-income francophones living in Ottawa in different areas of law such as: Immigration Housing (problems between tenants and landlords only) Ontario Disability…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance.…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa COVID-19 (8 October 2021): please refer to each program-at-site for more information * the front doors to CLSO offices will be locked, with a sign…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa COVID-19 (8 October 2021): please refer to each program-at-site for more information * the front doors to CLSO offices will be locked, with a sign…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services