Resources

General Resources:

CMHC

Rental Market Reports

These reports provide information on the number of rental housing units, average rents, vacancy rates and other statistics for Canada, the provinces and several metropolitan areas.

Canada and Provincial Highlights
Major Centers

Fighting Mold: The Homeowner’s Guide
Online pamphlet that provides information about molds and how to control them.

Other Online Resources:

Canada Bedbugs
Website with information on controlling bedbugs and other pests.

Pest Control Canada
A central site providing detailed information on pest control, from a directory of professionals to information on controlling pests, an ask-an-expert section and information on specific pests.

Organizations

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHFC)
Information on both the Canada-wide federation and regional federations. General information about co-operative housing is also provided.

Resources for Landlords

Books (available from library or bookstore)

The Canadian Landlord’s Guide: Expert Advice to become a Profitable Real Estate Investor, Gray, Douglas and Mitham, Peter (2014)

A guide on how to become a successful landlord in Canada.
Landlording: A Handymanual for Scrupulous Landlords and Landladies Who Do it Themselves (12th ed.) Robinson, Leigh (2014)

A popular US publication that will be most useful to Canadian landlords for its discussion of practical, rather than legal, matters.

Other Online Resources:

Are You a Landlord? Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) (2014)
Online pamphlet on insurance for landlords.

Smoke-Free Housing Canada (2007)
Online publication that addresses legal and policy considerations for owners considering making their buildings smoke-free.

Organizations

Canada Landlords Association (CLA)
A national organization with regional associations in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Its mission is to promote and protect the interests of private, small business, residential landlords on national and provincial government issues.

Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA)
CFAA represents the owners and managers of close to one million residential rental suites in Canada, through 11 associations across Canada and direct memberships. It provides a voice for the residential rental industry, advocating the interests of the industry to the Federal Government of Canada.

Resources for Tenants

CMHC

Fighting Mold: The Homeowner’s Guide (2001)
Online pamphlet that provides information about molds and how to control them.

Other Online Resources:

Apartments Living/Rental
Contains information related to apartment living, including basic rental information; both Canadian and US information is available.

Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) — A Tenant’s Guide to Condo Living
Online publication that provides guidance to tenants renting homes in condominium complexes.

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) (2011) — What is Tenant’s Insurance?
Online pamphlet on insurance for tenants.

Organizations

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)
An organization dedicated to promoting human rights in housing and ending housing discrimination.

For resources specific to your local area, please see the Provincial and Territorial Fact Sheets.

 

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