NEW STUDY: Many Faces of Displacement in Ontario

Oct 22 2023

Many Faces of Displacement Study The Social Planning Network has partnered with the University of Waterloo and Social Development Centre Waterloo Region to support four regional social planning councils (Kingston and District, Oxford County, York Region, and Cornwall and Area) in advancing advocacy to counter tenant evictions and displacement in communities across Ontario. The report "Many Faces of Urban and Rural Displacement" study is available with the recommendations that will guide our collective responses by filling gaps in lived experience leadership.

"Through detailed studies of each region and its tenants’ experiences, we found that despite different built forms, demographics, local economies, population densities, and vacancy rates, tenants across Ontario had a shared experience of displacement. Tenants explained how tactics were used to push them out, and discussed the lasting impact of displacement and the necessity of change." SPNO (, October 2023