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Senior Tenants Advisory Committee Seniors Housing Unit, Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) and The City of Toronto are recruiting senior tenants to participate in the Senior Tenants Advisory Committee. Toronto City Council approved the creation of the Senior Tenants Advisory Committee to inform the design and implementation of the Integrated Service Model (ISM). Made up of tenants living in TCHC Seniors Housing Unit buildings across the city of Toronto, this Committee is important to ensuring tenant voices are heard as the new model is created and rolled out.

The ISM will improve access to services and support for senior tenants in the 83 TCHC seniors buildings across the city of Toronto allowing them to stay in their homes longer, in comfort and with dignity.

The Senior Tenants Advisory Committee is a program advisory body that advises the TCHC Seniors Housing Unit and City of Toronto's Seniors Services & Long-Term Care Division on the Integrated Service Model.


  • Review and provide feedback on design elements of the ISM and implementation plan
  • Support tenant outreach and engagement activities related to ISM initiatives as requested by the TCHC Seniors Housing Unit
  • Participate in projects between meetings as required
  • Composition

    Membership of the committee will be up to 15 members. Only tenants residing in any of the 83 seniors designated TCHC buildings are eligible to apply.

    Membership of the committee shall represent a broad range of demographic diversity as well as knowledge, expertise and community interests appropriate to the committee's mandate and requirements.

    Staff from TCHC Seniors Housing Unit will participate in Committee Meetings.

    Term of office

    Senior Tenants Advisory Committee members will participate on the committee for one year. Membership and the mandate of the committee will be reviewed annually, or more frequently if warranted.


  • Good communication and decision making skills
  • An interest in providing advice on the design and implementation of the ISM
  • Knowledge and understanding of the diverse views and needs of fellow senior tenants
  • Volunteer and advocacy experience is an asset
  • Must be a tenant living in a Seniors Housing Unit building
  • Meetings

    Members will participate in the following activities:

  • An orientation session
  • Meetings every 6-8 weeks, each 2-3 hours long
  • Occasional community events or meetings upon request of City staff/TCHC Seniors Housing Unit staff
  • Members may be expected to participate in smaller working groups as necessary
  • Remuneration

    Membership is voluntary. Members will be provided an honorarium for participation in regular Senior Tenants Advisory Committee meetings. Committee members will be provided with TTC fare to attend meetings. Due to COVID-19 meetings may be held online, with a call-in option.

    Related links

    Staff Report on Implementing Tenants First - A New Seniors Housing Corporation and Proposed Changes to Toronto Community Housing Corporation's GovernanceOpens in new window


    The current and historical Appointments for this body.

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