Community-Based

Tenant Initiative

Tenants take the lead!

Tenant engagement is at the core of a sustainable and equitable housing sector. It is important for those in housing need to participate in decisions that affect them. Tenants and community members must be better represented and able to participate in housing policy and housing project decision-making.

The Community-Based Tenant Initiative fund hopes to contribute to the process of turning tenants from customers or service recipients into active participants in the housing world. We strive to create opportunities where tenants organize to develop or advocate for more and better community housing, to participate in governance and in developing housing programs and to inform new policies that take residents’ needs, hopes and rights into consideration.

Our use of the term “tenant” includes current and potential tenants, members of cooperative housing, members of Indigenous communities and unhoused individuals seeking tenancy.

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We’d love to help you plan your application.

For the best chance of success, contact a program manager before you begin writing:

info@centre.support or
call 1-833-360-3967

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Application information

What are the objectives of the fund?

What types of activities are covered?

How will applications be evaluated?

This document contains all the important information you need to know about the CBTIF grants.

If you have further questions regarding our funds, download our FAQ.

Other Centre fund opportunities

Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Enhance the capacity of your local organization to provide affordable housing in a better way.

 

 

Sectoral Impact Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing.

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.

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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