Our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

The Centre’s mission, vision and values are 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 improving existing solutions and creating more affordable housing, tools, and shared expertise. The Centre’s funds, along with other activities, support transformative non-profit housing projects.

Our vision

Supporting a resilient, growing, sustainable, and inclusive community-housing sector.


Our mission

  • 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.

Sector growth

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

  • An “off-ramp” for government participation to support the people and the sector
  • A funder of “bricks and mortar”
  • A service provider for individuals

A selection of approved grants

Discover some of our funded projects that are transforming the community-housing sector

We want your expertise!

Offer your knowledge and skills to help transform community-housing practices by becoming a project reviewer

Explore our resource centre

This section offers a growing selection of resources, including a resource Tool Box and a Self-Assessment Tool.

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