We’ve designed this section to provide you with easy steps on adopting no-smoking policies in non-profit housing co-operatives–either by including appropriate provisions in the articles of incorporation or the bylaws or both.

This section also provides different strategies for addressing complaints of second-hand smoke where there is no specific bylaw in place to restrict or ban smoking in a housing co-op.

Addressing second-hand smoke migrating between neighbouring units 

Are you suffering from second-hand smoke entering your home from a neighbouring unit? Is your board of directors or property manager receiving complaints about second-hand smoke? If your housing co-op does not have a specific bylaw restricting smoking, there are steps that can be taken to address this problem. More…

Creating a no-smoking policy

Regardless of whether you are in the process of incorporating a housing co-operative and would like to make it 100% smoke-free from the outset or you already reside in a housing co-op, this section can help you think through what is involved in creating a no-smoking policy. More…

Enforcing a no-smoking policy

Are you concerned about how to enforce a no-smoking policy? Your housing co-operative has options for enforcement–but proper enforcement procedures must be followed. More…

Filing a human rights complaint at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

If you have a health condition made worse by exposure to second-hand smoke, you might consider filing an application at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, citing discrimination based on disability. More…

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