About the FMTA

Who We Are

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.

 

What We Do

Inform and Educate Tenants

  • Check out the FMTA's 2008 Election page looking at How the Federal Parties Measure Up on their Housing and Tenant platforms.
  • Our Tenant Hotline offers referrals and information about your rights as a Tenant
  • Our publications and resources for tenants are available on our Resources page. We have recently produced online and PDF versions of the Tenant Survival Manual and Guide to Tenant Rights in 12 languages! Both are Funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario.
  • Our newsletter, The Tenant, brings you news, facts and information about tenant issues
  • Our Outreach & Organizing Team offers a wide variety of workshops on tenant rights

 

Organize Tenants

  • The Outreach & Organizing Team assists tenant groups challenging Above Guideline Rent Increases (AGI) and conversions and demolitions
  • Organizers are available to meet with the Tenants in your building, and can help you form a Tenants' Association

 

Lobby for Tenants' Rights

  • We lobby government at all levels to improve tenants' rights: Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), fair tax laws, and the enforcement of municipal standards
  • We inform the media about tenants' perspectives on issues