The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) works to better the housing situation of Ontario residents who have low incomes including tenants, co-op members and people who are homeless. ACTO achieves this through:
- test case litigation;
- lobbying and law reform;
- housing policy work;
- community organizing; and,
- public legal education.
ACTO works with legal clinics, tenant associations and other groups and individuals concerned about housing issues. ACTO is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and has been in existence since September, 2001.
The Tenant Duty Counsel Program ("TDCP") is a program of ACTO. It provides information and limited legal assistance to eligible tenants appearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board.
This section of the ACTO web site is a private area provided for the benefit of duty counsel, and is only available in English.
To enter this area, please go to the login page.
Communities across Canada will be marking National Housing Day with events to promote and raise awareness on the right to housing. Join ACTO on November 21st for a National Housing Day Rally and Right to Housing Forum! Click here for more information and to register.
Over 100,000 low income households could lose their housing subsidy in Ontario. More
2015 Rent Guideline Twice the 2014 Increase. More
Find out what's new with the Right to Housing Challenge here:
- 8 organizations/coalitions were granted the right to make arguments with ACTO at the Court of Appeal
- The appeal was heard on May 26, 27 and 28 and a decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal is pending
A Road to Home: The Right to Housing in Canada and Internationally:
- ACTO organized an international right to housing symposium in October 2013. All symposium video footage is now available here
- Speakers' materials from the symposium are available here
Housing is a Human Right. Why is Canada still violating this basic human right?