FRPO Appoints Jim Murphy as President and CEO

(February 2, 2017) The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Murphy to the position as President and CEO.   We are pleased to have Jim  joining FRPO and working with the Board and our membership to address the issues facing our industry. Prior to joining FRPO… Read More

Statement Regarding Departure

(February 1, 2017) FRPO announces the resignation of Scott Andison as its President and CEO. In his three years at the helm of our organization Scott drove significant change in our industry and delivered many positive accomplishments for our organization. Through a deep knowledge of policy trends and public impacts, and ongoing relationships with industry… Read More

FRPO Congratulates the 2016 FRPO MAC Award Winners

 (December 5, 2016) Thank you to everyone who attended this event held on Thursday, December 1st at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  We are pleased to have set new attendance and submission records. The MAC Awards provide the opportunity for our industry to celebrate innovation, our commitment to quality and everything that goes into promoting… Read More

FRPO President elected as Co-Chair of the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA)

(June 14, 2016) CFAA elects new corporate officers At the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations’s Annual General Meeting, the following officers were elected:     Scott Andison, FRPO, as Co-Chair     David Hutniak, LandlordBC, as Co-Chair     Erin Cleveland, Killam REIT, as Treasurer     Jay Gaudreau, Manufactured Home Park Owners Alliance of… Read More

FRPO Supports Proposed Legislation Banning Political Donations

Toronto (May 17, 2016) The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) welcomes the introduction of new draft electoral financing rules proposed by the Ontario government.  FRPO looks forward to participating in the consultations that are anticipated to follow the introduction of the legislation. “Like many other companies, FRPO has a long-standing policy of supporting… Read More

Ontario’s Rental Housing Industry Supports Portable Housing Benefit; Seeks Partnership and Consultation for a Balanced Approach to Framework and What Comes Next

Toronto (March 15, 2016) The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) welcomes the invitation from the Ontario government to join them at the table as a partner in improving rental housing affordability and availability across the province. The private sector rental housing industry looks forward to the opportunity to share the benefit of… Read More

Media Resource: Questions & Answers – Housing For Refugees

(December 23, 2015) Are you saying the law prevents housing providers to rent to refugees? We’re pointing out that renting a house or apartment in Ontario is a complex transaction in a heavily regulated environment. It was not created for, and is not well-equipped to, facilitate the fast, mass resettlement of an unprecedented quantity of… Read More

Statement: Syrian Refugee Update – Housing Needs

(December 22, 2015) The Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) represents more than 2,200 members who own or manage more than 350,000 households in every area of Ontario. We well understand the housing needs, costs and capacities in the communities that we build and manage. Our members are a diverse group – from those with… Read More

2015 FRPO MAC Award Winners

December 4, 2015 (Toronto) Ontario’s top landlords and property managers were once again recognized for achievement at this year’s FRPO MAC Awards Gala. Over 960 industry colleagues gathered on December 3, 2015, to recognize excellence in the rental housing industry. Please join us in congratulating the following award recipients:   Rental Housing Lifetime Achievement Award… Read More

Refugee Settlement: Helpful Links

  Find Your Member of Parliament Your local MP will have helpful information on refugee settlement and support programs. You can find your federal MP here. Immigration and Citizenship Canada This website has helpful information on the refugee system, sponsorship, and services available to refugees in Canada.   Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Earlier this… Read More

Q’s & A’s: Refugee Tenancy Applications

Disclaimer:  This posting is for information only, and should not be used as legal advice. Please retain the services of a licensed legal professional to obtain advice specific to your situation.   Q. As a landlord, is there a special process for administering rental applications from refugees? No, there is not. Rental applications from refugees should be… Read More

Assessing Refugee Tenancy Applications

Disclaimer:  This article is for information only, and should not be used as legal advice. Please retain the services of a licensed legal professional to obtain legal advice specific to your situation. There has been widespread news coverage of the Canadian Government’s commitment to settle 25,000 refugees from war-torn Syria. It is likely that many of… Read More

FRPO exploring ways to assist government in Syrian refugee commitment

(November 20, 2015) As the largest association in Ontario representing those who own, build, and finance rental properties, the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) well understands the housing needs, costs and capacities in the communities that we build across the province. Our members, like many Ontarians and indeed, Canadians, are currently seeking to… Read More