In recent years, the focus the housing sector has intensified as Canada faces an insufficient supply of purpose-built rental. As rental housing providers we have a responsibility to bring more housing to market and it is of utmost importance that our voice is heard. As your representative at the national level, we are committed to advocating for policies that promote a stable rental environment for owners, managers and residents.

Acting in their role as CFAA Directors, the leaders of your provincial and city landlord associations have agreed that rental housing providers should put more resources into federal advocacy, and should do it by joining CFAA directly.

Since its inception in 1995, CFAA has raised its funding primarily through membership dues from landlord associations. We are now encouraging rental housing providers to join CFAA as direct members. Through the expansion of the direct landlord membership program, CFAA expects to achieve more for Canada’s residential landlords by providing enhanced member services, and enabling CFAA to add substantially to our government relations work, thus improving the investment, development and operating environment for residential landlords

Over the past six months, the CFAA team has implemented operational adjustments designed to serve our members better on the national stage. The CFAA Board is committed more than ever to championing our industry’s interests as a valued stakeholder with the Federal government and the Conservative opposition. The stakes are too high for us not to have a seat at the table.

In order to succeed on all fronts we need your support, we are asking rental housing providers to consider joining CFAA as a direct member. We are stronger together and with your support, we can continue to ensure Canada’s rental housing industry has a strong voice on Parliament Hill and right across Canada.

The on-going benefits of direct landlord membership are:

  • Stronger federal advocacy
  • Stronger advocacy to reduce the spread of municipal and provincial measures contrary to the interests of rental housing providers
  • Quicker notice of changes to government programs
  • Direct, advance notice of CFAA events
  • Direct, advance notice of CFAA service offerings, such as the CFAA Employee Compensation Survey
  • The ability to influence governance of CFAA through direct voting rights
  • The ability to sit on committees and boards
  • Direct access to Rental Housing Business (RHB) Magazine and National Outlook, keeping you up-to-date on the latest industry developments
  • Media relations that provide a national voice to promote the industry’s public image accurately
  • Educational opportunities through CFAA’s Rental Housing Conference

To implement the new membership privileges and other membership services improvements, CFAA wants and needs input from landlords across Canada. To provide your input, please email us at

Membership dues are payable annually and are based on the number of rental units you own or manage. The annual direct membership is $250, plus 50 cents per rental unit you own or manage.

If you are ready to join CFAA, please fill out the application form below. Should you require further information, please contact us at