TORONTO, May 4, 2022—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 Toronto Community Housing, 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
You can read the Elections Policy in full on the TCHC website.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is voting day?
The 2022 Ontario election is on Thursday, June 2.
Are candidates allowed in TCHC buildings?
Yes. During a campaign, candidates have the right to enter TCHC buildings, knock on doors, talk to tenants and leave flyers behind.
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?
Yes, you can host candidates in your building, as long as all registered candidates are invited in compliance with the Elections Policy. Event space capacity limits must be followed and mandatory indoor masking requirements must be met.
To plan an all-candidates meeting in your community, speak with your local building staff to request assistance.
If you choose to hold your event without TCHC staff support in a TCHC building, you will be required to have a Use of Space agreement and have insurance coverage in place.
Where can tenants get information about voting?
Tenants can visit the Elections Ontario website at www.elections.on.ca or call 1-888-668-8683 (TTY: 1-888-292-2312).