We promote the rights of people with mental
illness to live in the neighbourhood of their choice.

Every person has an equal right to accommodation, free from discrimination on the basis of mental illness, another disability, source of income or any other personal characteristic.

Resources for Supporters & Providers


Recent Items

Human Rights and Land Use Planning

HomeComing’s recommendations for the Ontario Planning Policy Statement. Download the report

Beyond the Backyard Fence

What happens after social housing moves into the neighbourhood? HomeComing’s latest guide for Ontario supportive and affordable housing providers offers our best advice.

This municipal election . . .

Say a word for inclusive communities.

A landmark Charter Challenge

Legal case seeks declaration that homelessness violates Charter.

A new NIMBY guide for municipal officials

ACT (Affordability and Choice Today) has just published Housing In My Backyard: A Municipal Guide for Responding to NIMBY. The guide offers practical advice and case studies from across Canada, including Ontario’s groundbreaking human rights work.

OHRC comments on Toronto zoning by-law

The City has committed itself to a Housing Charter. The City’s new amalgamated zoning by-law is one place to put that commitment into action. Read the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s comments.

Human Rights Commission launches rental housing policy

The OHRC affirms that “people or groups identified under the Code should not have to ask permission form prospective neighbours before moving into a neighbourhood.”

Human rights trump property rights

Columnist Carol Goar reports “barriers are toppling. Attitudes are changing. NIMBYISM appears to have met its match.”

NIMBYism: a human rights concern

Ontario Human Rights Commission names discriminatory NIMBY as a human rights concern. Get the link to the full report.

Alternative Living Solutions, 1908 Gerrard Street East

Council resoundingly approved funding to convert a vacant banquet hall into 29 supportive housing apartments.

Imagine affordable housing development without NIMBY

ONPHA releases research on new inclusionary zoning policy.

St. Clair West Affordable Housing Group

Congratulations to the St. Clair West Affordable Housing Group in their bid to create 20 affordable apartments in Ward 17.

Gerstein Centre

Congratulations to the Gerstein Centre and the over 30 supporters who attended the Committee of Adjustment hearing. No further action needed at this time.

Jordan’s Village

Congratulations to Jordan’s Village, who won their case at the Ontario Municipal Board on November 24, 2006.

Crosscurrents: The Journal of Addiction and Mental Health, Summer, 2006

CAMH’s Crosscurrents produces a special edition on housing and homelessness.