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.
- In response to community advocacy efforts to save the Community Start-up Benefit program, the provincial government recently announced $42 Million in one-time funding. We continue to call for the restoration of this vital program.
- Housing is a human right. Why is Canada still violating this basic human right?
- Find out what's new with the Right to Housing Challenge
- ACTO Lawyer, Tracy Heffernan, Awarded Fellowship to Advance the Right to Housing
- An new law came into effect on June 19 that changed the Residential Tenancies Act so the annual rent increase guideline will be not be higher than 2.5%. This will be the guideline for 2013. For more information click here.