Mission

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit Organization which advocates for better rights for Tenants. Founded in 1974, we are the oldest and largest Tenant Federation in Canada. The FMTA is comprised of affiliated Tenant Associations and of individual Members. We have over 3,000 members and continue to grow.

Ontario Keeps Public Housing Veto

Today the Ontario government proposed keeping final approval over the sale of social housing.

The government had toyed with eliminating the veto in its new housing law, however several FMTA members along with severel other tenants-rights groups made passionate appeals at the Ontario Justice Policy Committee to have the veto kept on to prevent the sell off of public housing.

City of Toronto to Consider Cutting Tenant Defence Fund Sub-Committee

Dear friends,

The City of Toronto's Executive Committee will be meeting on April 20 to decide the fate of a number of working committees. One of the committees being recommended for cuts is the City's Tenant Defence Fund.

The FMTA is very concerned about the elimination of this committee.

Tenant School 2011

FREE legal workshops for tenants
by staff from community legal clinics
and the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations

MAY 4 TO JUNE 2, 2011 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Tenant Defence Fund Budget Cut

On February 24th, 2011 City Council passed the new budget for the City, including a cut to the Tenant Defense Fund of $100 000. $25 000 was cut from the grant money that tenants can access in order to challenge above guideline rent increases, demolitions, and conversions, and $75 000 was cut from the tenant education and support services offered by the FMTA.

Canadian Pensioners Concerned Appeals to City to Save Tenant Defence Fund

A representative of Canadian Pensioners Concerned appeared before the City of Toronto's budget committee pleading to have the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations spared from planned cuts in the 2011 budget.

Toronto Star: A litany of beefs and pleas

Published On Wed Jan 19 2011

Daniel Dale and Paul Moloney Urban Affairs Reporters

 

Rabble Story on the Tenant Defense Fund Cuts

Tenants' advocacy groups face possible $100,000 funding cut

Read the whole story here: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/johnbon/2011/01/tenants%E2%80%99-advocac...

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