Important dates (phases)

Important dates (phases)

2020

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Based on approvals from Toronto Public Health and the TCHC Board of Directors, TCHC staff have resumed the tenant election process in a multi-phased approach. Tenant elections will be held across the portfolio in three phases. 
  • Buildings in phase one completed their elections in November 2020. 


2021

We know that participating in elections during a pandemic is not easy, and we appreciate all tenants who choose to take part. We have used 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 August 2021. The goal of Phase 3 elections is to establish tenant leaderships in all remaining communities by November 2021.  

Milestones for this year:

  • Since the launch of Tenant Elections implementation, 1,022 tenant leaders representing 139 communities have been put in place and are currently participating in the Tenant Engagement System. This includes 255 Community Representatives and 767 Building/Townhouse Committee Members.
  • Considering the impact of pandemic on tenant engagement and participation, the Tennant Engagement regional teams are implementing a new elections outreach and campaign to rebuild local social networks and increase tenants' participation in the elections process. 

Phase 3 communities: Community Representatives

Outreach and communicationAugust 16 to September 5
Information sessionsAugust 23 to September 26
Nomination process re-opensAugust 23
Nomination process endsSeptember 26
Campaign periodSeptember 27 to October 10
All candidates meetingsOctober 18 to November 7
Advance pollsNovember 8 to November 14
Tenant electionsNovember 15 to November 19

 

Phase 3 communities: Building/Townhouse Committees

Outreach and communicationAugust 16 to September 5
Open call meetingsAugust 23 to September 26
Nomination process opensAugust 23
Nomination process endsSeptember 26
Campaign periodSeptember 27 to October 17
All Candidate Building Committee meetingsOctober 18 to November 7
Tenant ElectionsNovember 8 to 19