Engaging with Provincial and Territorial Governments: A Guide for Tenant Leaders

February 24, 2023

This guide provides tenant leaders with information on how to effectively engage with their provincial or territorial government to advance the right to housing in their communities. It includes an overview of how provinces and territories regulate the rights of tenants, and how provincial and territorial legislatures introduce laws that can impact the right to housing. It also includes a guide for tenant leaders on how to be involved in these processes by writing a letter to their local representative or petitioning the legislative assembly.  


Highlights include:

  • Understanding the role of Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and ridings.
  • Following upcoming bills at the legislative assembly.
  • How to write a letter to your MLA.
  • How to petition your provincial government.

This guide is part of our Tenant Leaders’ Toolbox

Inside the toolbox you’ll find:

  • A toolkit on implementing the right to housing in Canada.
  • Resources on a human rights-based approach to housing, empowering communities to claim this right, and how to target your advocacy.
  • Guides on engaging with local, provincial and territorial governments, and how to make a submission to the Federal Housing Advocate
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