Housing Discrimination and Human Rights

April 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Event
Canadian Centre for Housing Rights

On Wednesday, April 5th at 12noon CDT, join the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR) for a virtual webinar to learn about CCHR’s new discrimination audit report and engage with local advocates, community workers, and researchers in a discussion about housing discrimination in Winnipeg.

 About CCHR’s discrimination audit report: The Canadian Centre Housing Rights (CCHR) recently published a discrimination audit report called “Sorry, it’s rented.” Measuring Discrimination Against Newcomers in Toronto’s Rental Housing Market. The report examines the level of discrimination faced by newcomers in Toronto’s rental market, and how race, gender and parental status increases the likelihood of discrimination when searching for rental housing. The discrimination audit found that newcomers in Toronto face up to 11 times as much discrimination as non-newcomers when searching to secure rental housing. It also found that racialized newcomers experienced more discrimination compared to non-racialized newcomers when calling to inquire about a rental listing, and that certain family statuses compounded the experience of discrimination.

Read the full report here.

The Centre for Human Rights Research and the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights welcomes:

  • Mary Burton, Fearless R2W
  • Azarias Butariho, New Journey Housing
  • Megan Earle, Canadian Centre for Housing Rights
  • Nancy Hansen, Disability Studie, University of Manitoba
  • Ryan McKay, Indigenous Input into Local Housing Project, Spence Neighbourhood Association

Register now and submit your questions for the speakers!