Empower tenants by providing education and information about their rights and responsibilities. To provide a forum that promotes discussion and networking opportunities for tenants to learn about and discuss tenant related issues.
The goal of the Ottawa Tenants Conference is to empower tenants by educating them regarding their rights and responsibilities. We strive to reduce the isolation tenants often experience in dealing with their housing problems by bringing them together collectively and empowering them to advocate for themselves. We provide education to tenants so they have a better understanding of housing law and other principles impacting their lives.
Unique in Ottawa and Ontario, the first annual Ottawa Tenants Conference took place in 2007. The Conference organizers include advocates from local community housing agencies, legal clinics, housing loss prevention networks, and tenants. Open to tenants in private or social rental housing, the conference aims to balance a range of concerns tenants have and provide space for tenants to discuss common issues. Participants receive a Tenant’s Kit that contains key information about housing issues and where to access resources in the community. While legal advice services for tenants are available throughout the day, workshops provide an opportunity for smaller group discussions and networking around tenant related issues.
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Nepean Sportsplex Rear Entrance #2, Hall F
Check IN : 9AM – 9:30
Conference 9:30- 2:30
Admission is Free
Register online or by phone (613) 563-4532 ext. 228
Saturday, September 27,2014