TCHC and the 2021 Federal Election
Toronto Community Housing's Elections Policy provides direction to employees, board members and tenants on how TCHC resources can and cannot be used during elections.
The policy promotes equality and fairness. No candidate should get special support or privileges from TCHC, and rules must be applied consistently to all candidates.
As well, the policy governs the roles and responsibilities of TCHC employees during an election campaign to make sure that:
- Tenants receive timely information during official election campaigns
- Tenants' privacy rights are upheld
- All contact with candidates goes through the proper channels
Frequently Asked Questions
When is voting day?
The 2021 federal election will be held on Monday, September 20.
Are candidates allowed in TCHC buildings?
Yes. During a campaign, candidates have the right to enter Toronto Community Housing buildings, knock on doors, talk to tenants and leave flyers behind. They should follow COVID-19 safety protocols, such as wearing a mask, keeping at least two metres (six feet) from others and avoiding handshakes or other forms of physical contact.
Will Toronto Community Housing share tenants' personal information to candidates?
No. Toronto Community Housing will not share tenant lists with candidates or political parties. We respect tenant privacy.
Can tenants put up an election sign?
Tenants may put up signs in their home, including on the fence if there is a yard. Signs cannot be affixed to balconies or put up in common spaces.
Will tenants be able to host all-candidates meetings in their building?
No. This year, because of ongoing restrictions on indoor gatherings to protect against the spread of COVID-19, all-candidates meetings cannot be held on TCHC property.