Advocacy is an important part of ensuring people who are living with disabilities have human rights equal to those of all Canadians. These rights are enshrined in provincial and federal law, and in a United Nations convention. More specifically, when it comes to housing, it is important for you to understand your rights and responsibilities, and those of your landlord. Self-advocacy—the developed ability of people to speak about the challenges and barriers they may be facing—is critical to finding solutions.