The new Residential Tenancy Act changes that will likely commence in 2014 have several key Minimum Standards for residential tenancies. You can check out the preferred Tenants' Union option here.
Our homes allow us to build safety, security and freedom in our lives. They provide the base from which we enjoy the rights to work, to vote, to express ourselves and to nurture our children. In other words, adequate housing gives us the platform to pursue all of our other human rights.