Local Engagement Options

Local Engagement Options

Starting in fall 2019, tenants had the opportunity to vote for the local engagement option of their choice. Tenant engagement activities, including any outstanding local model selection, were temporarily put on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As TCHC moves to restart services in phases, tenant engagement activities will start in phases as well. Communities who were not able to complete local model selection in 2020 will do so before they move into Community Representative elections.

The health and safety of tenants and staff is top priority. TCHC is working closely with Toronto Public Health to establish additional safety protocols to protect tenants who wish to participate in election activities. We are also monitoring updates from the provincial government and so these protocols may change as updates are released. 


Haven't selected a model yet?

Don't know which option to choose? Here is a chart to help you decide.

Part of the refreshed Tenant Engagement System

Criteria Option Option
 

Community Representative Two people

Building/townhouse CommitteeGroup og people

Selection process

Elected by tenants

 

All tenants from respective communities will have an opportunity to run and vote.

Open call to all tenants

 

Membership

 

 

Two community representatives are elected for every 250 households. Elected representatives sit at the Tenant Community Action TableThere will be an open call to tenants to join. Each committee will select two tenants to sit at Tenant Community Action Table
EligibilityAny tenant who is 16 years of age or older and is on a TCHC leasing agreement​Any tenant who is 16 years of age or older and is on a TCHC leasing agreement
FundingAll tenants can submit requests for resources to address their community priorities​All tenants can submit requests for resources to address their community priorities
FunctionMonitor and carry out their Community's Action Plan​Monitor and carry out their Community's Action Plan
Staff accountabilityTCHC staff is responsible for supporting and building tenant engagement in their community​TCHC staff is responsible for supporting and building tenant engagement in their community
Tenant accountability

Tenants must follow a terms of reference, which aligns with principles and values of the Tenant Charter and the Tenant Engagement System.

This includes accessibility requirements in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and TCHC's Human Rights, Harassment and Fair Access Policy

Tenants must follow a terms of reference, which aligns with principles and values of the Tenant Charter and the Tenant Engagement System.

This includes accessibility requirements in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and TCHC's Human Rights, Harassment and Fair Access Policy


Independent from the refreshed Tenant Engagement System:

Criteria Option Option
 

Tenant Association

                  Five people standing in front of a building

No Representation

                  No represenation

Selection process

Tenant association decides

Not applicable, no representation 

Membership

Tenant association decides

No membership

Eligibility

Tenant association decides

No eligibility

Funding

All tenants can submit requests for resources to address their community priorities

All tenants can submit requests for resources to address their community priorities

Function

Not part of the Tenant Engagement System

Not part of the Tenant Engagement System

Staff accountability

Tenant association is independent

Community is independent

Tenant accountability

Tenant association decides

Community decides