Tenant Action Funds Tables

Tenant Action Funds Tables

We are looking to establish the 2020 Tenant Action Funds Table by February 29, 2020. An orientation session will take place in early March. The first Tenant Action Funds application review meeting will take place during the third week of March.

Members of the Tenant Action Funds Tables will include Toronto Community Housing tenants from across the city. They will review tenant funding requests for community projects and initiatives that respond to tenant-identified priorities.

Tenant Action Funds Tables: How we got here

To ensure tenants continue to access resources until the new Tenant Engagement System was implemented, we established four Interim Funding Tables (one in each region and one for the seniors portfolio) in September 2019 to help distribute Tenant Action Funds to tenants or tenant groups. The established groups were made up of representatives from across the TCHC portfolio, who were selected through an application and interview process.

Members of the Interim Funding Tables reviewed and approved requests by tenants and tenant groups to fund projects and initiatives that will respond to tenant-identified priorities.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to be part of the Tenant Action Funds Table, you must be a tenant 16 years of age or older, who is committed to individual and community well-being, passionate about your community and looking to enhance your leadership skills.

If this sounds like you will be a good fit, we encourage you to apply.

Personal attributes
You are interested in and committed to community well-being, are empathetic, a passionate collaborator and communicator, reliable, guided by an anti-oppression framework, are sensitive, respectful and have demonstrated leadership skills within your community.

Skills and qualifications
You are knowledgeable about the City of Toronto, communities in our city and tenants’ needs and priorities. You also have knowledge of Toronto Community Housing’s policies and operations or have a strong willingness to learn.

Experience
You are involved in your community and/or have experience in community development and working with tenants through Tenant Councils, advocacy initiatives, ongoing events, allocating resources etc.

Tenancy
You are 16 years of age or older and on a Toronto Community Housing lease agreement.

Membership roles and expectations

As a member of the Tenant Action Funds Table, you will work with other tenants to review and approve requests by tenants and tenant groups to resource projects and initiatives that will respond to tenant-identified priorities.

This is a great opportunity to network, build your skills and gain strong community engagement experience.

Conflict of interest
Members of the Tenant Action Funds Table are not allowed to submit funding requests for initiatives in their community. When there are funding requests from their building or townhouse, the member cannot participate in the assessment of those applications and is expected to sign a conflict of interest declaration form.

Members of the Tenant Action Funds Tables are expected to:
  • support an inclusive environment that promotes dignity , respect and is free of discrimination and harassment
  • attend one orientation and training session
  • attend scheduled meetings between March and December 2020
  • approve funding requests based on community priorities
  • adhere to the expectations set out in the Tenant Charter. Visit torontohousing.ca/tenant-charter to read the Charter on our website.
  • promote the availability of funds
Process to review funding requests
  • Step one: review all applications and requests one week prior to the meeting
  • Step two: review tenant-identified priorities of each community for which funding is requested
  • Step three: review community demographics
  • Step four: review status of available funds
  • Step five: staff will contact the tenant or tenant group prior to the application assessment if there are any questions or clarifications about the application
  • Step six: assess application
  • Step seven: sign-off on decision

Selection process

1. Interested? Submit your application by January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Submit your completed application to:
If you need help filling out the application or have other questions, please reach out to your local Engagement Community Services Coordinator. Not sure who your Community Services Coordinator is? Call the Client Care Centre at 416-981-550 and an agent will connect you to the right person.

2. Short-list of applicants will be contacted for an interview. The final decisions on membership selection will be determined by a panel of tenants and staff.
3. Interviews will take place in early February.

Information sessions

Attend an information session to learn about the Tenant Action Funds Tables and the application process.

​Date
​Time
​Location
​Contact
Tuesday, January 14
​2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
341 Bloor Street. W.
St. George St. and Bloor St. W.
​Tania Reid
647-471-9768
​Tuesday, January 14
​6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
41 Mabelle Avenue
Dundas Ave. W. and Mabelle Ave.
​Sikander Panag
Sikander.Panag@torontohousing.ca
416-873-6934
​Wednesday, January 15
​​2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
65 Greencrest Circuit
Markham Rd. and Lawrence Ave. E.
​Afsar Manji
Afsar.Manji@torontohousing.ca
647-458-2315
​Wednesday, January 15
​6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
341 Bloor Street. W.
St. George St. and Bloor St. W.
​Tania Reid
Tania.Reid@torontohousing.ca
647-471-9768
​Thursday, January 16
​​2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
1775 Eglinton Avenue W.
Dufferin St. and Eglinton Ave
​Sikander Panag
Sikander.Panag@torontohousing.ca
416-873-6934
​Thursday, January 16
​6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
​20 Gordonridge Place
Midland Ave. and Danforth Rd.
​Afsar Manji
Afsar.Manji@torontohousing.ca
647-458-2315

Resources

2020 Tenant Action Funds Tables

2019 Interim Funding Tables