Our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan
Our mission, vision and values sit at the heart of everything we do.
Our Aspiration : A Home for Everyone
Our mission at the Community Housing Transformation Centre is to transform the community housing sector in a long-lasting way. Part of this implies to improve existing solutions and create more affordable housing, tools, and shared expertise. Some of the Centre’s transformational impact should happen through our funding for transformative non-profit housing projects.
Supporting a resilient, growing, sustainable, and inclusive community housing sector.
- To connect and partner with sector, service, and community housing providers to facilitate sector-wide transformation.
- To fund, support, and build organizational capacity where gaps and needs exist.
Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
We work to promote within and outside of the Centre the criticality of reconciliation. We focus on and respond to calls to action related to Indigenous Peoples. We work to engage and support Indigenous led and/or managed housing providers and support their transformational agendas. We will help create tools and training to support community housing providers in reconciliation efforts.
Enhancing Environmental Sustainability and Reducing Sector Footprint
We work to help housing providers and tenants reduce their environmental footprint. We also strive to promote the use of untapped tools and encourage best practice adoption.
Resilience and Innovative Practices
We work to improve the quality of management and governance in the community housing sector and strive to enhance community housing provider awareness of their business results. We also support providers in exploring new management and business models.
Social Inclusion and Community Engagement
We work to promote meaningful and strong tenant and community engagement. We provide resources, tools and showcase best practices to improve community housing organization’s capacity to increase tenant and community engagement.
We work to promote and leverage existing funding models for growth and to support exploration of new growth models (acquisition, land trust, other). We strive to increase access to tools and resources to promote community housing as a solution to the current crisis. We also participate in identifying sector gaps (emerging issues and opportunities) and fill them (e.g. impacts of boom and bust economic cycles).
Effective Centre Organizational Stewardship
We work to build staff expertise and engagement through professional development and empowerment. We aspire to creating an effective and functioning governance structure. We establish clear and effective external and internal communication.
We communicate our intentions, actions and policies.
We report to the sector and our funders, we respond to the needs and asks of the sector.
We leverage our actions and the sector capacity through partnership.
We increase results and deliveries by being accessible to the sector and flexible in our operation.
We operate openly and honestly and are true to our mission and vision.
We deliver our services according to need.
What We Are Not • What We Don’t Do
- An “off-ramp” for government participation to support the people and the sector
- A funder of “bricks and mortar”
- A provider of service to individual people
Flip through our Annual Report 2019-2020.
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