Charitable Status Legal Guide

The Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts commissioned Benjamin Miller from Nonprofit Law Ontario to create of this legal guide for community land trusts exploring obtaining charitable status. It presents three trajectories for community land trusts wanting to enjoy the benefits of charitable status: Applying for charitable status Creating a separate legal arm of the…

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…

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…

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…

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…