CNCLT provides a platform for cross-pollination and capacity-building between actors within Canada’s CLT sector. Our mission is to support the growth of a healthy ecosystem of community-owned real estate assets, for the primary purpose of permanently affordable housing.
Recent News from Canadian CLTs
September 16, 2022 – Muskoka Community Land Trust aims to bring high-quality affordable housing to region
November 17, 2022 – Plan to bring ‘permanently affordable housing’ to the Yukon unveiled
September 6, 2022 – In Halifax, Truro, Upper Hammonds Plains, community land trusts offer a way for residents to build neighbourhoods, legacy
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 1, Part 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, 2021 – Kensington 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, 2021 – Northern 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.
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.