Mission

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.

Syrian Refugees Face Discrimination, Barriers to Housing

Syrian refugees, after having made the long journey to Canada, continue to face barriers to accessing appropriate housing. There is widespread discrimination: landlords routinely ask for several months of rent upfront believing that refugees get a lump sum amount from the government.

Understanding the Ontario Energy Support Program

The OESP is an Ontario Energy Board (OEB) program that lowers electricity bills for low-income households. The OESP provides a monthly credit to eligible customers based on combined household income and household size. The OESP credits are applied directly to eligible customers’ bills.

New CERA Publication: Unlocking the AODA

These recent publications from the Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation explain a landlord’s obligations to their tenants under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005).

Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board Penalizes the Poor

This opinion piece in Now Magazine convincingly argues that already cash strapped tenants should not be further penalized by the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Peer Educator position with Dream Team available!

Position: Peer Educator, 1 available position

Tenants: Dissatisfied with Services by your Electricity or Natural Gas Provider?

If you already filed a complaint against your energy or natural gas provider, Option consommateurs wants to hear from you! 

Option consommateurs wants to get in touch with people that in the last year: 

We've Been Evicted!

Dear friends,

It saddens us to inform you that the FMTA has recently been evicted from our space at 27 Carlton St.

The landlord asked for a 30% increase and when we asked for at least 30 days notice to prepare for the increase...they gave us notice to move instead.

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