The Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts (CNCLT) is a non-profit, member-based organization. We are the convening place for CLTs across Canada.
The network was first established in 2017 as an ad-hoc, volunteer-based collective in response to renewed interest in the community land trust model and growing challenges within the emerging sector.
With leadership from Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, CLTs and allies met regularly to share information and collaborate. Groups involved include Hogan’s Alley in Vancouver, Vivacité, Kensington Market CLT, Communauté Milton Parc, and the co-operative housing federations of British Columbia, Toronto, and Canada.
In October 2021, CNCLT won scaling funding from CMHC Demonstrations Initiative program and formally incorporated as a non-profit in 2022. The network is now driven by two staff working to develop resources, tools, and services to support the strategic development of community land trusts in Canada.