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.
- Comparing Canada's Provincial Residential Tenancies Acts, is a useful tool for understanding the legal obligations of both landlords and tenants with respect to repairs and maintenance issues.
- Speaking up for the right to housing Canada at CESCR 6th periodic review of Canada.
- Read our Proposal for National Housing Strategy Consultation
- Read about Right to Housing Coalition member's personal story of homelessness and activism here. R2H's push for a national housing strategy is recognized in this Bloomberg article.
- Read media coverage of our advocacy at the UN here and here