Community land trusts: a response to the housing crisis

“At a time when housing security is being compromised by causes that have been around for far too long, and an increasing number of Canadians are losing their homes to soaring prices and renovations, community land trusts (CLTs) are providing solutions. Communities across the country are coming together to purchase properties through land trusts. By…

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Business Planner RFP Template

  Use this template as a starting point to develop a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an organizational business plan. Note that the scope of the project and project budget should be decided at an earlier point, when applying for funding to support the development of a business plan.

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Working Group Skills Matrix

  This resource is directed at CLTs that either have not incorporated or are recently incorporating, and are in the early stages of organizational development. Use this resource to identify existing and missing skills/knowledge areas within the core group leading your CLT’s organizational development. You can respond to skills not covered by recruiting new core…

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Canadian CLT Census

In 2023, the Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts partnered with Dr. Jason Spicer at the University of Toronto to carry out the first census of all active community land trusts in Canada. As of May 2023, 41 active CLTs were identified, 80% of which completed an online survey covering key organizational and portfolio characteristics.…

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CLT Funding Sources

Federal CMHC (various) Community Housing Transformation Centre (various) Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund New Horizons for Seniors Program Investment Ready Communities Community Services Recovery Fund   Provincial Community Housing Growth Fund (NS) BC Housing (various)   Foundations Trillium Foundation (ON) BC Real Estate Foundation (BC) Metcalf Foundation Echo Foundation Atkinson Foundation (ON) Vancity Community Foundation Catherine…

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Affordable Housing 101 by Cahdco

Presented by Cahdco on March 22, 2023 for the Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts,  Affordable Housing Development 101 covers the basic information a non-profit needs to know to create affordable housing in Canada. The presentation identifies the different types of affordable housing (mixed, supportive, etc.), types of development (new construction, acquisition, redevelopment), 3 core…

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Black-Led Community Land Trusts in Canada

Hosted by the Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts, this webinar will highlight the work of Black-led Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in Canada. The session is facilitated by Cheryll Case, with presentations from Hogan’s Alley Society (Vancouver), Upper Hammonds Plains Community Land Trust (Nova Scotia), and DownTheMarsh Community Land Trust (Nova Scotia). Presentations are followed…

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