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The celebration of International Tenants Day this year will take place on Monday, October 3, 2016.

The theme this year by the International Union of Tenants (IUT) will be: Is control of rents outdated, or a necessity – worldwide?

The view of the IUT is that rent regulation is a response to the power imbalance between landlords and tenants, which creates an opportunity for landlords to exploit tenants that certainly exists in tight housing markets

Refer to these attachments for full details of this year’s theme:

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iut_20th_congress_2016_uppslag

Feel free to check the IUT Website for latest news:  http://www.iut.nu/

 

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In recognition of International Tenants Day this year a public forum will be held to put the spotlight on repairs and maintenance standards.

The forum is being organized by several agencies including the FMTA, Toronto Acorn & University of Toronto.

While this forum will bring to the forefront the challenges tenants face in getting landlords to address repairs and maintenance issues it is also an opportunity to address other pressing rental issues that impact tenants.  Tenant participation in forums such as these is instrumental in ensuring that affordable and quality housing remain a basic human right.

Here are the details of this event:

Date: Thursday October 22nd, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Innis Town Hall – 2 Sussex Av (1 block south of St. George Subway)

Refer to this link for full details:  Tenant Fall 2015 (E)

NOTE – International Tenants Day is an annual event coordinated by the Swedish-based International Union of Tenants. It aims to promote tenant rights around the world while creating awareness of tenant issues.

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International Tenants Day is an annual event coordinated by the Swedish-based International Union of Tenants. It aims to promote tenant rights around the world while creating awareness of tenant issues.

While the official International Tenants Day takes place on October 7th, 2013 , the Federation of Metro Tenants Association  (FMTA) and  Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)  will be holding a Right to Housing Community Forum: International Strategies for Action on October 23rd.

Location where the forum will be held in Toronto is:

Ryerson University (Oakham House)
65 Gould Street (close to Dundas TTC Subway)
October 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Check below for more detailed information on how to participate in this forum:

FMTA
Flyer: FMTA_TenantSummit2013
URL: http://www.torontotenants.org/news/fmta-international-tenants-day-tenant-summit-2013
TEL:  (416) 646-1772

ACTO
e-mail:  dirksy@lao.on.ca
Website: www.acto.ca
TEL: (416) 597-5855

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International Tenants Day is an annual event coordinated by the Swedish-based International Union of Tenants. It aims to promote tenant rights around the world while creating awareness of tenant issues.  International Tenants Day takes place on October 1st this year.

The Federation of Metro Tenants Association  (FMTA)  has organized a Tenant Summit to take place on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 to address challenges faced by tenants.  For more information about FMTA’s Tenant Summit – On Even Ground: Fairness for Tenants in Housing you should check : www.torontotenants.org/itd2012  as well as the poster:  ITD-Poster2012.

How you can participate in International Tenants Day
The goal of International Tenants Day is to promote pride in being a tenant, garner some media and political attention to tenant issues and to unite tenants and agencies into a show of force. You can help in a variety of ways:   telling everyone you know, helping to organize some of the sessions, or even just coming to the summit. Contact fmta@torontotenants.org or call 416-646-1772 for more information!  

Several agencies are teaming up this year to turn promote International Tenants Day at the FMTA’s Tenant Summit. The FMTA will be running a series of sessions highlighting ways that tenants can plug into the issues that matter to them mostly at the Federal, Provincial, Municipal and landlord-tenant level.  Sessions include:

– Advocacy Centre for Tenants of Ontario – Legal Challenges Against the Federal Government’s Housing Policy

– ACORN Toronto –  Provincial Vacancy Decontrol Campaign

– Tenants For Social Housing – Affordable Housing in the City of Toronto

– Federation of Metro Tenants Associations – The Launch of the Fairlease Campaign to Prevent Abuse in Tenancies

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