Local Engagement Options

Local Engagement Options

Beginning this fall, tenants have the opportunity to vote for the local engagement option of their choice. 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
 

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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

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No Representation

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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