Non-profit and community-based housing is Ontario’s best investment. ONPHA advocates on behalf of our members for strong investments that will pay off today and for future generations. We do this by leveraging our relationships with provincial and federal governments to ground and inform policy, shaping and promoting discussion on the value of community housing, and bringing our members’ realities to the table with a strong, united voice.

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An Affordable Housing Plan for Ontario



ONPHA and CHF Canada (Ontario Region) present a 10-year roadmap to address Ontario’s affordable housing challenges, including four key recommendations.
  
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2018 Provincial Election Resources



ONPHA’s one-stop hub for all things Provincial Election, including our toolkit, key messages, shareable advocacy messages, sample templates for writing to your MPP/ Candidate, and more.
  
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National Housing Strategy

Bright red maple leaf resting on a log
The federal government released their highly-anticipated National Housing Strategy, just in time for National Housing Day, 2017.
  
Read ONPHA’s analysis and response

Affordable Today. Affordable Tomorrow.

Bustling neighbourhood with buildings, parks, people and buses
ONPHA teamed up with our sector partner CHF Canada to make the case for why non-profit and co-op housing is (still) Ontario’s best investment.

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Advocacy library

National Housing Co-Investment Fund: Early Feedback to CMHC 
July 20, 2018
 

A Shared Housing Agenda for Ontario in 2018 
June 04, 2018
 

Social Housing Modernization Consultation: Submission to Ministry of Housing 
May 14, 2018
 

ONPHA's Response to the 2018 Provincial Budget 
March 29, 2018
 

Recommendations from Ontario’s Aboriginal Housing Providers: Submission to Minister of Housing 
March 26, 2018
 

Proposed Regulation on Inclusionary Zoning: Submission to Ministry of Municipal Affairs 
March 26, 2018
 

Ontario’s 2018 Budget: Pre-budget Submission to Ministry of Finance 
March 26, 2018
 

2018 Federal Budget: ONPHA’s Response 
March 01, 2018
 

2018 Pre-Budget Consultations: Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs 
February 01, 2018
 

Regulation to Require a Standard Lease: Submission to Ministry of Housing 
December 20, 2017
 

Housing Services Corporation Mandatory Services: Submission to Ministry of Housing 
October 18, 2017
 

Proposed Changes to the Ontario Building Code: Submission to Ministry of Municipal Affairs 
October 10, 2017
 

Proposed Portable Housing Benefit Framework: Submission to Ministry of Housing 
September 11, 2017
 

Proposed Changes to the Special Priority Policy: Submission to Ministry of Housing 
September 05, 2017
 

Municipal Asset Mgmt: Submission to Ministry of Economic Development Employment and Infrastructure 
July 24, 2017
 

Exemption Period for Transitional Housing: Submission to Standing Committee on General Government 
June 07, 2017
 

Ontario's 2017 Budget: Pre-budget Submission to Ministry of Finance 
February 21, 2017
 

Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot: Submission to Ministry of Community and Social Services 
February 02, 2017
 

Ontario Municipal Board Review: Submission to Ministry of Municipal Affairs 
December 22, 2016
 

National Housing Strategy: Submission to Federal Government 
October 24, 2016
 

Landlord Licensing: Submission to City of Toronto 
October 20, 2016
 

Framework for Transitional Housing: Submission to Ministry of Housing 
October 17, 2016
 

Care Occupancy Under Fire Code: Submission to Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services 
October 17, 2016
 

Residential Tenancies Act Changes for Small Landlords: Submission to Ministry of Housing 
June 29, 2016
 

Inclusionary Zoning: Submission to Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 
June 29, 2016
 

2016 Ontario Budget: Pre-budget Submission to Ministry of Finance 
January 26, 2016
 

2016 Federal Budget: Pre-budget Submission to Federal Ministry of Finance 
January 26, 2016
 

2015 LTAHS Submission 
July 09, 2015
 

2015 Ontario Budget: Pre-budget Submission to Ministry of Finance 
March 13, 2015
 

Care Occupancy Designation: Submission to Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services 
March 13, 2015
 

Cost Factor: Submission to the Ministry of Community and Social Services 
March 13, 2015
 

Bill 6: Submission to Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure 
March 13, 2015
 

Ontario Government - A Snapshot 
September 24, 2014
 

2014 Ontario Budget: Pre-budget Submission to Ministry of Finance 
January 30, 2014
 

Land Use Planning and Appeal System: Submission to Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 
December 20, 2013
 

Development Charges: Submission to Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 
December 20, 2013
 

Poverty Reduction Strategy renewal: Submission to Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 
October 02, 2013
 

Premier Kathleen Wynne: Welcome letter 
February 25, 2013