Tenant Elections Results: Giving Power to the People

Tenant Elections Results: Giving Power to the People

July 10, 2009


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On June 23rd, 2009, tenants cast their ballot to elect tenant representatives to share in the decision making at Toronto Community Housing. The election was about more than simply casting a ballot, it was about putting our tenant engagement system in to action.

Tenant representatives are an important part of Toronto Community Housing's multi-faceted tenant engagement system. These representatives are a voice for tenants and they work with Toronto Community Housing to help set priorities, make decisions on where to invest resources, and they hold the organization accountable for the quality of housing services delivered.

After a bumpy start, the ramp up to the 2009 Tenant Elections hit its stride at the end of May by reaching its goal of having 60% elections across the housing portfolio. This is a testament to all the hard work done by front-line staff with support from the Community Health Team.

Toronto Community Housing has 164,000 tenants living in communities across the city. That makes this tenant election bigger than the provincial election in Prince Edward Island. This year over 550 Toronto Community Housing staff participated in administering the election.

For a video recap of stories from tenant election day please visit our story page on the Tenant Elections.

For a complete breakdown of all elections results as listed by Operating Unit, download the attached PDF file below.