Tenant Organizer Training Workshops


The HCLT is hosting three, free tenant organizer training workshops for tenants living in the Light Rail Transit corridor neighbourhoods:

Free childcare will be provided.

In these practical workshops, we will provide an introduction to:

  • Your rights as a tenant under the Residential Tenancies Act
  • How to file tenant applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board and report issues to the City of Hamilton
  • How to door-knock in your building, organize meetings, and form a tenant association
  • How to research your landlord
  • How to plan a campaign
  • Strategies for fighting for repairs
  • Strategies for fighting rent increases and evictions

Following the announcement of the Light Rail Transit project by Metrolinx and the provincial government and the introduction of new Transit Oriented Corridor Zones by the municipal government, property values in neighbourhoods along the LRT corridor increased dramatically. In addition to the 90 properties purchased by Metrolinx to widen the road to accommodate the track and stations, there have been many acquisitions by landlord investment companies and condominium developers. This has resulted in rent hikes, reno-victions, demo-victions, and growing housing insecurity in general. There is a need for tenants to get organized and support each other in fighting to hold onto our affordable homes, as well as advocating to increase the stock of social housing in our neighbourhoods.

These events are made possible by funding from the Community Housing Transformation Centre. We are grateful to our community partners from the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic and Hamilton is Home for supporting our grant application.

Please RSVP to attend:

Have questions? Please email hamiltoncommunitylandtrust@gmail.com or call 289-309-9983.

The HCLT is a non-profit corporation that owns land in the name of citizens and leases it back to social-purpose organizations and individuals in order to help meet needs that are prioritized by the community.



Donations are accepted through our charitable partner the Social Planning and Research Centre (SPRC).

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