Tenants Rights Workshop with Piera Savage

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Tuesday April 14th, 2020

1PM – 2:30PM

Co-presented by Images Festival and Jane Finch Housing Coalition

FREE with RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/rdklf6o

This tour will be hosted on Zoom, the Zoom code will be emailed to those who registered the day of via email so please stay tuned for all info for logging in and accessing this tour.

Please join us for a workshop about the basics of tenant rights and affordable housing in Toronto, facilitated by lawyer Piera Savage.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many renters are in a state of unease. For artists and creatives looking for more info about their rights as tenants, Piera will give a presentation about some general questions and inquiries regarding your tenant rights as well as advice about housing rights. If you have any specific questions that you would like answered in this Webinar, please contact to Natalie King at [email protected] by April 13th, 2020.

This workshop is a co-presentation by Xpace Cultural Centre and Images Festival.

NOTE: The original Tenant’s Rights Workshop was scheduled to take place in conjunction with a screening of Ayo Akingbade’s Social Housing Trilogy, No News Today (https://imagesfestival.com/programs/no-news-today:-the-social-housing-trilogy) at Vtape. The screening has moved online and will be taking place on April 21, 3pm at www.imagesfestival.com.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Piera Savage is a staff lawyer at West Scarborough Community Legal Services where she provides legal assistance to low income individuals in the areas of housing, employment, immigration, and social assistance law. Piera has specialized in Housing and Social Assistance law, working on Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program claims. She regularly represents tenants at Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board and Social Benefits Tribunal. She began working in the clinic system prior to her call to the bar, starting at Parkdale Community Legal Services as a summer student in the Social Assistance Violence and Health division, and then expanding her practice to housing, immigration and employment law during her time as an articling student. During her time at Parkdale, she organized and fought for tenant rights’ in the push against neighbourhood gentrification.

Poster by Laura Rojas