Grants – Community Housing Transformation Centre – Centre de transformation du logement communautaire

Our Grants

The Community Housing Transformation Centre administers several funds and offers various grants to community housing stakeholders: housing providers (co-ops and non-profits), service providers and sector organizations.

Available grants

Pan-Canadian grants

These grants are available to organizations in all provinces and territories. They are the fruit of a partnership with the CMHC.

Provincial and territorial grants

These grants are the result of partnerships with provincial and territorial governments. Only organizations active in these jurisdictions are eligible.

Grant Application Process

The Centre provides a supportive approach. The process is not competitive, but rather collaborative. You do not need to have expertise in grant writing, as we will work with you every step of the way.

The Centre’s collaborative process implies that we work with your organization to help you develop an eligible project. This approach also allows us to process and evaluate final applications quickly.

We invite you to contact us now for support in your grant applications.

Criteria and Guidelines for Allocating Funds

Transformative projects for community housing

All Centre-funded projects must demonstrate a transformative aspect or impact that will improve the applicant’s (or the sector’s) organizational capacity and their sustainability and ability to grow. A transformative aspect is defined as sustainable, tangible, substantive, and long-term change. Proposed projects must include new approaches, new tools or new ways of doing things for the organization or sector.

The guidelines for the funds are based on the Centre’s priority areas of focus:

  • Fostering the growth of the community housing sector
  • Encouraging innovative and sustainable business practices
  • Enhancing social inclusion and community engagement
  • Reducing the sector’s environmental footprint
  • Addressing service gaps for Indigenous communities

Your application will be examined by one of the Centre’s program managers and may also be subject to a review process involving external experts and an allocation committee. All external reviewers draw on their knowledge of the sector’s target community to make informed decisions about proposed projects and to help identify priority projects.

Community Housing Grants

Contact us

Have a project? Talk to us before you submit!

info@centre.support

Funded Project Profiles

Consult the profiles of projects subsidized so far by the Centre.

Special projects

  • Plancher
  • Indigenous internship program
  • Black Communities Technical Housing Resources Centre

Available grants

Explore some of our awarded projects

Discover a selection of some of the Centre's many approved projects that are transforming the community-housing sector.

Effective solutions for community housing needs in Wagmatcook First Nation. 

Effective solutions for community housing needs in Wagmatcook First Nation. 

Reviving heritage and affordable housing: The UHPCLT community land trust project 

Reviving heritage and affordable housing: The UHPCLT community land trust project 

Former cadet training grounds will house a diverse community

Former cadet training grounds will house a diverse community

An Indigenous-led response to the crisis of Indigenous homelessness in Thunder Bay

An Indigenous-led response to the crisis of Indigenous homelessness in Thunder Bay

A new approach to support services in housing

A new approach to support services in housing

Housing by and for Francophone seniors in predominantly anglophone communities

Housing by and for Francophone seniors in predominantly anglophone communities

Securing social housing in Alberta through the provincial’s devolution of assets policy

Securing social housing in Alberta through the provincial’s devolution of assets policy

Reviving Winnipeg’s single room occupancy buildings model

Reviving Winnipeg’s single room occupancy buildings model

Green initiatives to enhance community-based housing for adults living with mental illness in New Brunswick

Green initiatives to enhance community-based housing for adults living with mental illness in New Brunswick

Mergers and stakeholders’ engagement for a more resilient co-op sector

Mergers and stakeholders’ engagement for a more resilient co-op sector

Building development capacity through mentorship

Building development capacity through mentorship

Green upgrades to seniors’ housing in rural B.C.

Green upgrades to seniors’ housing in rural B.C.

Green initiatives to enhance community-based housing for adults living with mental illness in New Brunswick

Green initiatives to enhance community-based housing for adults living with mental illness in New Brunswick

Reducing the sector’s environmental footprint one project at a time

Reducing the sector’s environmental footprint one project at a time

Increasing social inclusion and community engagement

Increasing social inclusion and community engagement

Empowering tenants to ensure housing security in Oakwood Vaughan, Eglinton west

Empowering tenants to ensure housing security in Oakwood Vaughan, Eglinton west

Building a non-profit housing association for Nova Scotia together

Building a non-profit housing association for Nova Scotia together

A continuum of housing for Yellowknife seniors

A continuum of housing for Yellowknife seniors

The first Northern land trust builds 32 permanently affordable homes

The first Northern land trust builds 32 permanently affordable homes

Looking at solutions to Nunavut’s housing crisis

Looking at solutions to Nunavut’s housing crisis

A Whitehorse building that empowers its diverse tenants

A Whitehorse building that empowers its diverse tenants

Downtown Québec City housing co-ops work together to support member engagement

Downtown Québec City housing co-ops work together to support member engagement

A new, improved, and digital guide for managing housing co-ops

A new, improved, and digital guide for managing housing co-ops

Project seeks to improve relations between Indigenous renters and landlords in Lac-St-Jean

Project seeks to improve relations between Indigenous renters and landlords in Lac-St-Jean

Looking out for Toronto’s silent minorities

Looking out for Toronto’s silent minorities

Ottawa ACORN takes multi-prong approach to boosting tenant rights

Ottawa ACORN takes multi-prong approach to boosting tenant rights

Improving building standards through accountability and retrofits in Toronto

Improving building standards through accountability and retrofits in Toronto

Training new generations of tenant leaders

Training new generations of tenant leaders

Project will build skills and confidence among low-income tenants

Project will build skills and confidence among low-income tenants

Strength in unity for Toronto supportive housing

Strength in unity for Toronto supportive housing

New models sought for treating, housing women with addiction issues

New models sought for treating, housing women with addiction issues

Activist experience to aid tenant involvement in huge B.C. suburb

Activist experience to aid tenant involvement in huge B.C. suburb

Training tomorrow’s leaders today!

Training tomorrow’s leaders today!

Community project will empower P.E.I.’s Indigenous tenants

Community project will empower P.E.I.’s Indigenous tenants

Parkdale tenants battle to keep apartment towers affordable

Parkdale tenants battle to keep apartment towers affordable

Real-Life Rental Guide for Empowering Inclusion in Affordable Housing

Real-Life Rental Guide for Empowering Inclusion in Affordable Housing

Boosting diversity and participation the goal of Ottawa Citizens Corp

Boosting diversity and participation the goal of Ottawa Citizens Corp

Safe at Home Society RHI Application Seed Funding

Safe at Home Society RHI Application Seed Funding

Creating a Non-Profit Housing Development Corporation

Creating a Non-Profit Housing Development Corporation

Creating a resource centre to increase development capacity in Toronto’s supportive housing sector

Creating a resource centre to increase development capacity in Toronto’s supportive housing sector

Governance framework for Rising Tide Community Initiatives Inc.

Governance framework for Rising Tide Community Initiatives Inc.

Podcasts – ‘Un toit, un droit’ (One roof, one right)

Podcasts – ‘Un toit, un droit’ (One roof, one right)

Eglinton Oakwood Tenant Solidarity Program

Eglinton Oakwood Tenant Solidarity Program

Elders-In-Residence program at Kikékyelc: A place of belonging

Elders-In-Residence program at Kikékyelc: A place of belonging

Organizing the Student Community Housing Sector

Organizing the Student Community Housing Sector

Transforming Social Housing in Manitoba: Business Planning and Community Control

Transforming Social Housing in Manitoba: Business Planning and Community Control

Housing Catalyst Fund

Housing Catalyst Fund

Promotion and Realization of the Right to Housing of Racialized Tenants in Montreal

Promotion and Realization of the Right to Housing of Racialized Tenants in Montreal

Buddy Up! — Digital Tools for Sharing Knowledge and Building Capacity among Members in Housing Cooperatives

Buddy Up! — Digital Tools for Sharing Knowledge and Building Capacity among Members in Housing Cooperatives

Increasing Housing Units for Marginalized Population Groups

Increasing Housing Units for Marginalized Population Groups

Community Housing for Quebec Seniors and Elderly

Community Housing for Quebec Seniors and Elderly

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Service Five Year Strategic Plan

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Service Five Year Strategic Plan

Building Capacity in Orleans through Collaboration

Building Capacity in Orleans through Collaboration

Downtown Eastside Vancouver SRO Hub

Downtown Eastside Vancouver SRO Hub

Empowering Nova Scotians to Realize Their Housing Rights

Empowering Nova Scotians to Realize Their Housing Rights

Greener Co-op Microgrant 2020

Greener Co-op Microgrant 2020

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