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Resources for Self-Represented Litigants

A curated list of resources that offer free or subsidized legal information and services. This resource is meant to guide self-represented litigants to sources that will help them make informed decisions concerning their legal situation.

Housing - Self-Help

  • Arrive (RBC Ventures, RBC) - Provides newcomers to Canada with information on topics like healthcare, immigration, housing, and more. Site contains guides and articles on finding accommodation and housing in Canada.
  • Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR) - Working to advance the right to adequate housing through education and community empowerment, and by providing legal information, courses, and training workshops to tenants and housing providers in Ontario.
  • Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) - A non-profit advocacy organization for tenants' rights, the FMTA produces a range of resources and workshops on such topics as eviction, rent, and human rights in housing.
  • Guided Pathways: Housing Law (Steps to Justice) - Free series of online interviews that help you fill out the required forms in your housing law matter. Each question includes explanatory commentary.
  • Human Rights and Housing FAQ (Human Rights Legal Support Centre) - The HRLSC offers legal services and information to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario's Human Rights Code, including human rights in the context of housing and accommodation. It also maintains a range of how-to guides for those wanting to learn more about legal options in and outside of Ontario’s human rights system, preparing to file a human rights application, or getting ready for a mediation or hearing.
  • Landlord's Self-Help Centre (LSHC) - General information, summary advice, and referrals for the small landlord community across Ontario. It develops educational materials and outreach initiatives intended to help small landlords learn and gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities.
  • Landlord and Tenant Board - The LTB resolves disputes between residential landlords & tenants, and processes eviction applications filed by non-profit housing cooperatives. The website provides information about the LTB's practices & procedures, as well as the rights & responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.
  • Law Depot (Toronto Public Library) - Access to over one hundred do-it-yourself legal forms relating to real estate and landlord & tenant law, including residential lease agreements, commercial lease agreements, sublease agreements, and more.
  • - Landlord and Tenant - Federal not-for-profit organization that provides easy-to-understand legal answers written in plain language. Look to their Landlord and Tenant subsection for guidance on tenant evaluation, rights & obligations of roommates, rent increases, and more.
  • Parkdale Community Legal Services - Housing Rights - A teaching clinic in partnership with Osgoode Hall Law School, Parkdale Community Legal Services provides educational materials on tenants' rights. It also offers community development & engagement, legal representation, summary legal advice, and more.
  • - Housing - Provides newcomers with resources to assist with settling in Ontario, including information on finding accommodation & housing, tenant rights, eviction, rent, and more.