The Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts is the convening place for CLTs across Canada.

Mission

To support the growth of community land trusts with the primary purpose of acquiring, developing, and/or stewarding permanently affordable housing, land, and other assets that contribute to a thriving community.

Vision

A Canadian CLT sector that is well-connected, enabled by government policy and funding, and driving a major increase in the national share of non-market housing assets.

Guiding Principles

Housing is a right, not a commodity.

CLTs offer a de-commodified form of land stewardship that is protected from the speculative real estate market.

Land ownership empowers communities.

CLTs have roots in Civil Rights activism. CNCLT supports projects that empower communities who have been systematically denied opportunities for land ownership.

Solidarity with Indigenous people.

Engaging in land-based practices on stolen Indigenous lands, we are committed to supporting Indigenous peoples, communities, and organizations through concrete actions.

Democratic governance.

CNCLT is a member-led network with an elected board representing the interests of the CLT sector.

Diversity is our strength.

CNCLT welcomes CLTs organizations representing diverse communities and geographies, as well as those who are innovating community land trusts beyond the traditional model.

Nat Pace
Network Director

Nat leads the network’s success as a member-based network that provides tools, resources, and services to community land trusts across Canada.

Celia Wandio
CLT Specialist

Celia develops educational and technical resources, while also providing direct support to CLTs in various stages of organizational development.

Domonique Russell
Research Coordinator

Dominique forwards the network’s internal and external research projects. She is also the founding board chair of the Kensington Market Community Land Trust.

Jane O’Brien Davis
CLT Specialist

Jane primarily supports Black-led CLTs in developing resources for organizational capacity building, facilitating knowledge mobilization, and supporting community engagement.

Acknowledgements

We are grateful for the support of our funders and partners.