AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCACY//TENANTS RIGHTS
National Coalition on Housing and Homelessness
Advocates for the federal government to take action to deliver housing to low income Canadians.
Raising the Roof
Works towards building awareness of and practical solutions to homelessness. Raises funds for community groups, develops strategies to address and prevent homelessness nationally and in their own communities.
Toronto Disaster Relief Committee
Provides advocacy on housing and homelessness issues. Demands that
Not a group - Information portal including listings of social justice and tenant right’s actions and groups, as well as useful documents like Ontario's Landlord and Tenant Act, and the Tenant Protection Act.
Homes Not Bombs
Uses nonviolent direct action in an attempt to confront institutional violence against the homeless.
NGO was founded in Switzerland in 1926 with the purpose of safeguarding the interests of tenants. IUT is a non-party political organization. As of 2006, 54 member associations in 44 countries.
Asian Coalition for Housing Choices (ACHR)
Network for NGOs and grassroots groups working in Asian cities to “exchange ideas, tackle the problem of forced evictions in the region’s cities, develop opportunities for organizations of the poor.”
Connects most of the organized HUD tenant groups across the
Beyond Factory Farming
Campaigns in Canada to promote food sovereignty, sustainable livestock production, certified organic, holistic management, pastured livestock, manure composting. Supports food sovereignty, ecological, human and animal health as well as local sustainability and community viability and informed citizen/consumer choice.
Online resource for Canadian animal rights activists – creates linkages between groups and posts tips and action alerts.
Global Action Network
Promotes environmental awareness and action against animal abuse and the destruction of the environment. Uses education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and political networking.
Toronto Animal Rights Society
Promotes animal rights through consumer advocacy. Conducts Outdoor Video Education Displays (OVEDs) that show passers-by on busy
Vancouver Humane Society
Registered charity dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. Also supports various actions against cruel practices and is a hub for animal rights activists in
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Largest animal rights organization in the world. Dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. “Operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.”
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Works to improve animal welfare, prevent animal cruelty and abuse, protect wildlife and provide animal rescue around the world. Works to create solutions that benefit both animals and people.
Animal Liberation Front
Carries out nonviolent, direct action against animal abuse by rescuing animals, often causing damage and destruction of property. “Short-term aim is to save as many animals as possible and directly disrupt the practice of animal abuse. Long-term aim is to end all animal suffering by forcing animal abuse companies out of business.”