If you are a permanent full-time staff of TCHC, resident key persons, rooming house representatives and have a family member living in the same household, neither of you can participate.
How do I become a Community Representative candidate?*
*Details are for buildings in phase three
1. Submit a nomination form by Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
2. You can nominate yourself, but your nomination needs to be seconded by another tenant committee member in the building/ townhouse community where you are running.
3. Each nomination must be signed by you the candidate, which will indicate your acceptance. Nominations must be received no later than Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
4. You will receive a letter indicating whether or not your nomination was accepted and you are eligible.
Information for committee members interested in being a Community Representative
What if I change my mind and no longer want to be a candidate?
If you wish to no longer sit at the Tenant Community Action Table, you can withdraw your nomination and application by writing to your local Community Services Coordinator (CSC).
What if I have a comment or complaint about the process?
Please submit your comment or complaint in writing by completing a complaint form. You can get a complaint form by contacting your local engagement Community Services Coordinator (CSC) and submitting it to them. Don’t know who your CSC is? Call the Client Care Centre and an agent will connect you to the right person.
How does TCHC support you in your role?
TCHC staff will support you by:
• Delivering mandatory training and provide learning and capacity building opportunities.
• Removing barriers to participation by providing food and transportation reimbursement, translation and interpretation support, etc.
• Providing tools and resources to carry out roles and responsibilities.
• Assisting with Tenant Action Funds applications.
Campaign Information for Building/Townhouse Committee members interested in being a Community Representative
What you need to know before you get started on your campaign
• Develop a key message: It is good to share the reason why you are interested in being a candidate with your neighbours and committee members. What motivates you to run? Is there a particular area that you are passionate about? What would you like to change in your community? It is also good to ask about and listen to the ideas and concerns from community members. What are their priorities? Is there something you could do to try and address those issues?
• Follow the Code of Conduct: TCHC will not tolerate negative campaigning strategies. This includes:
- spreading rumours or mistruths regarding other candidates
- harassing or threatening other candidates or their supporters Violating the Code of Conduct could result in having your name removed from the ballot.
What you can do when campaigning as a Community Representative at the Tenant Community Action Table?