Ontario Municipal & School Board Elections
Municipal council and school board elections will take place on Monday, October 24, 2022.
To participate, you need to be on the voter’s list to vote in a municipal council or school board election.
To find out if you’re on the list to vote for municipal council and school board elections at voterlookup.ca
The voters’ list will be prepared on September 1, 2022. If you want to add, remove, or change your listed information on or after September 1, you must contact your municipal clerk.
2022 Ontario Municipal Candidates
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin would like to congratulate all municipal candidates on your decision to run in the 2022 Municipal elections!
Like the recent federal and provincial elections, the housing crisis remains a focal point for all levels of government to address in their campaigns. Habitat would like to continue the dialogue in Ontario’s municipal elections on affordable and attainable housing solutions.
At Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone has the right to a safe and decent place to live and that it benefits all of society when they do. That’s why we are looking Beyond the Build, recognizing how decent housing can transform futures, strengthen communities, and foster resiliency and stability that can transcend generations.
All four levels of government must work together to ensure funding for the full continuum of affordable housing is accessible and expedited and that building processes and rules foster the growth of long-term affordable housing options.
Habitat for Humanity urges all municipal candidates to take action and make affordable housing a priority. Affordable homeownership and other equity-building housing models must be mandated as part of the solution in our local communities.
Many of the programs are also targeted at youth and historically under-represented populations in the skilled trades, including women, Indigenous people, immigrants and refugees.
If you would like to learn more about Habitat’s Housing Programs and our advocacy work, please contact us. We look forward to having the opportunity to speak with you about how we can work together to tackle the housing crisis in the communities we serve.
Habitat for Humanity’s Recommendations for all levels of Government
Ensure affordable homeownership and other equity-building housing models are part of the solution to Ontario’s housing crisis by increasing funding for housing to municipalities, with dedicated funds for service managers to apply to homeownership and other equity-building options.
Ensure the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, 2020, and other related legislation and plans enable and encourage municipalities to increase their supply of affordable housing in a timely manner.
Make publicly-owned land available for affordable housing, prioritizing not-for-profit affordable housing providers with access in high-priority areas. In cases where surplus land goes to market, the Request for Proposals process should have a higher weighting for performance on affordable housing, encouraging or requiring market developers to include affordable housing (both rentals and homeownership). In communities across the province, decommissioned schools, fire halls, ambulance stations, and municipal buildings could be used to create affordable housing.
Reduce the costs of building affordable housing and “red tape” by eliminating fees, development charges, HST and the land transfer tax for not-for-profit affordable housing developers. The provincial and federal governments must make it easier for municipalities to waive these fees for affordable homeownership providers by providing financial incentives such as access to additional funding for municipal services.
Create long-term funding opportunities for skills training programs. Invest in Habitat for Humanity’s local programs that encourage Ontarians to pursue careers in affordable housing and the skilled trades.