The CNCLT is a knowledge-sharing forum. We are creating a pan-Canadian network to ensure the success and growth of the Community Land Trust (CLT) model throughout Canada. Our goal is a healthy ecosystem of community-owned affordable housing and other real estate assets in urban areas.

CNCLT is Hiring a National Network Coordinator

The Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts is hiring a National Network Coordinator. We are seeking a passionate leader to support the growth of a national movement for community owned land and housing in Canada! Check out the job posting and apply today!

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Recent News from Canadian CLT’s

May 18, 2022 – Broadview Magazine,Community land trusts could help provide affordable housing we so desperately need

April 1, 2022 – Parkdale’s Neighbourhood Land Trust successfully acquires 81homes and small buildings with 153 units of affordable rental housing. Read more here.

March 23, 2022 – Hundreds of new affordable homes on the way for Vancouver

February 11, 2022 – Partnership between the Swahili Vision International Association and the Aboriginal Land Trust Society providing new homes for Black, Indigenous families in New Westminster 

December 8, 2021 – Affordable housing is a hot commodity — and a new Ottawa land trust wants to counter that

December 6, 2021 – Muskoka Non-Profits Receive Funding For Eco-Friendly Affordable Housing Project

December 1, 2021 – Canada invests in projects to demonstrate Community Land Trust Solutions for Affordable Housing

November 22, 2021 – Province of Nova Scotia invests in $400,000 to support five community housing groups including Upper Hammonds Plains Community Land Trust. Read more here

October 28, 2021 – Black Urbanism Toronto’s Pathways to Community Ownership event was an inspiring launch to the next stage of their work to establish a community ownership model for the Little Jamaica community. Click the link above to watch the event. 

July 16, 2021 – Hot market spells hot mess for local homeless. North Hastings Community Trust’s housing committee. 

June 25, 2021 – City of Toronto to transfer 82 homes and small buildings with 154 units to Parkdale’s Neighbourhood Land Trust to be managed as permanently affordable housing! Read the Land Trust’s announcement here. Read the City of Toronto’s Press Release here

June 25, 2021 – City of Toronto to transfer around 550 homes to Circle Community Land Trust! Read the City of Toronto’s Press Release here.  

June 8, 2021 – Canada launches $2 million funding initiative to demonstrate Community Land Trusts (CLTs) and Land Assembly Solutions for Affordable Housing

May 2021 – Nova Scotia’s hot housing market puts pressure on a historically Black community. Upper Hammonds Plains Strategic Initiatives Committee is working to develop a CLT for the creation of affordable housing and land protection in this historically Black community. Check out this two part CBC profile on this community and their work. Part 1Part 2

May 20 2021 Ottawa Community Land Trust announces six new Board members! Read the announcement.

April 24, 2021 – Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (Toronto, Ontario) Preserves and Protects a 36 unit rental building as community owned affordable housing through innovative impact investment model. Read more in the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail.

April 8, 2021Kensington Market Community Land Trust (Toronto, Ontario) secures $3m from City of Toronto to acquire and preserve 54-56 Kensington Avenue as permanently affordable housing! Read more here.

March 24, 2021Northern Community Land Trust initiated in Whitehorse. Read more about their goals to create permanently affordable housing in the Yukon in this CBC article.

January 18, 2021, The Community Land Trust Group of Societies (British Columbia) has partnered with the City of Courtney in an effort to build new cooperatives on three publicly owned sites. Read more here.

December 2020 – The Aboriginal Land Trust, in collaboration with Lu’ma Native Housing Society and the Swahili Vision International Association, is planning to redevelop a site at 823-841 Sixth Street in the vibrant Uptown neighbourhood of New Westminster, BC. The project will provide multigenerational and multicultural housing for members of both the Urban Indigenous and Swahili communities. Learn more about this exciting project here.

June 2020 – City of Vancouver City says it’s committed to working with Hogan’s Alley Society on ‘consideration’ of community land trust. Read more here and here.

August 18th 2020 – Vernon and District Land Trust Society break ground on 12 unit affordable housing project. Read more here.

2020 Webinars

In the spring of 2020 the network hosted a Webinar Series to create opportunities for CLTs and allies across Canada to continue to learn from each other’s work and strategize to build a movement for community-owned land and permanently affordable housing. Check out the videos from these great webinars.


This webinar will identify the threat posed by REITs to affordable rental housing and alternative strategies to protect this resource.
Thu, June 4, 2020 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Event Recording – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhEcn2WVb9s
This webinar will identify the threat posed by REITs to affordable rental housing and alternative This webinar will explore the Origins and Evolution of Urban Community Land Trusts in Canada, through the stories of community leaders across the country.
Thu, August 6, 2020 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Event Recording – https://youtu.be/v7DCeCHZRTM
This webinar will profile mutual aid organizing efforts underway in Canadian communities and the implications for Community Land Trusts.
Thu, July 2, 2020 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Event Recording – https://youtu.be/64_Nn1911K4