Important dates (phases)

Important dates (phases)

In the first quarter of 2020:

  • Building and townhouse communities across Toronto Community Housing (TCHC), including those in direct and contract managed communities and the Seniors Housing Unit, participated in the selection of their preferred local engagement model at the building/townhouse level.

January 2020

  • January 14 - Tenant Action Fund Tables Information Session
  • January 14 - Tenant Action Fund Tables Information Session
  • January 15 - Tenant Action Fund Tables Information Session
  • January 15 - Tenant Action Fund Tables Information Session
  • January 16 - Tenant Action Fund Tables Information Session
  • January 16 - Tenant Action Fund Tables Information Session
  • January 31 - Tenant Action Funds Table Application Submission Deadline
  • January 31 - Tenant Action Funds Application Deadline

​February 2020

  • February 29 - Tenant Action Funds Application Deadline

​March 2020

  • March 31 - Tenant Action Funds Application Deadline

  • Note: in March 2020, TCHC suspended all engagement activities due to COVID-19. Not all communities were able to select their preferred local engagement model at the building/townhouse level before activities were stopped.
As restrictions are lifted and we move into different phases of business recovery, TCHC staff are resuming the tenant election process in a multi-phased approach. Tenant elections will be held across the portfolio in three phases. 

In the third and fourth quarter of 2020:
  • Buildings in phase one will complete their elections by the end of November, however election dates will vary by community. 

September 2020

  • Building/townhouse committee awareness campaign: Tuesday, September 8 to Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Community Representative awareness campaign: 
  • Tuesday, September 8 to Friday, September 25, 2020Building/townhouse committee information sessions and establishment: Tuesday, September 8 to Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Community Representative information sessions: Tuesday, September 8 to Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Nomination deadline for members of building/townhouse committee to be nominated for Community Representative positions: Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Nomination deadline for Community Representatives: Friday, September 25, 2020

October 2020

  • Campaign period for building/townhouse committee members who are running for Community Representatives: Monday, October 12 to November 16-20 (deadline will vary by community*)
  • Campaign period for Community Representatives: Monday, October 12 to November 19/20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (deadline will vary by community*)
  • All candidates meeting for Community Representatives (does not apply to building/townhouse roles):Monday, October 26 to Friday, November 6, 2020 (dates vary by community)

*deadline will be 11:59 p.m. on the day before the election date in each community

November 2020

  • Advance polls (dates will vary by community)
  • Election day for Community Representatives positions (dates will vary by community)


2021

We know that participating in elections during a pandemic is not easy, and we appreciate all tenants who choose to take part. We will be using feedback from communities in phase one to update the process for the rest of the phases.

Communities in phase two are expected to have established their tenant leadership (Tenant Elections completed) by the end of April 2021. Communities in phase three will complete their elections be the end of June 2021. We will reopen the Community Representative nomination and Building/Townhouse Committee open call processes for communities in phase two in early 2021.