About

Background

The Tiny Home Alliance is a Canadian not-for-profit organisation founded in 2014 and was Canada’s first online resource for accessing Tiny Home information. Our purpose is to provide an online and personal resource for Canadians who are curious about alternative housing, such as tiny homes, micro homes, earth-ships, yurts and more.

Initially, the hope and vision were for others to gather together and form a Canadian Alliance so that effective change could take place. Since its inception in 2014, more people have become interested in networking, organising and activism regarding tiny houses; the organisation has grown from two members to an established board of directors, with over a dozen volunteers and allies who are all fervently networking with other organisations and individuals for the same goals in mind. All our members believe that every Canadian deserves the dignity of affordable housing and that citizens should determine the notion of what is an acceptable home size.

We believe that this is not a ‘trend’ in Canada; this is an industry.  

Our Directors & Volunteers

Milan N., CET,  PQS,  MSc, Director,
Chairperson; Civil Eng.

Location: Calgary, AB

Faby M.,  Technical;
Nonprofit Liaison with
Agencies working in social services

Robert L., Vice-Chair, Media/Marketing, Admin.
Location: SK

Alex T., Director
Architectural, Treasurer aid.
Location: AB

Christina M.,
Technical; Media
management, Admin.
Location: Calgary, AB

Jennifer M.Director,
NPO, Finance & Fundraising
Location: Lethbridge, AB

Rebecca W., Technical;
Networking, Administration
Location: AB

Tyler Hermanson,
QAD, CEA, Arch. Tech.,
Green Building

Kirk W.Technical;
Government Liaison,
Compliance
Location: AB

Samantha G, BCTHC;
Networking, Support
Location: BC

Natalie B., Director,
Media/Marketing,
Web Development
Location: BC

Brittany B., Social Media,
Research, writing
Location: ON

Kerri T., Networking, Support.
Location: Edmonton, AB

Action Plan (Letter of Intent)

This letter serves to inform the public about the intentions set forward by Tiny Home Alliance of Canada (THAC). We have committed to the following mandate:

1. We will act on behalf of Canadians at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to update building codes

so that tiny homes are deemed legal to live in.

2. As a collective, we are using our combined skill set, expertise and professional knowledge to —

a. Educate the public.

b. Advocate on behalf of the tiny home industry and the people who live in the homes.

3. We will work with the public, industry leaders and the government regarding our mandate.

4. We will work with federal, provincial and municipal governments to create solutions that are fair for all

taxpayers, including Canadians who are in need of alternative and affordable housing.

5. We will be in contact with the media regarding our intentions and are open to questions and interviews.

6. We have endorsed the policies set forward by Generation Squeeze and will be working closely with their organisers

to bring further attention to the growing housing crisis in Canada.

7. We look forward to working with all interested parties.

Policies

Policies are the backbone of an organisation. At their best, they are a dynamic body of shared knowledge used to strengthen, support and protect a group’s success. THAC commits to ensuring that we have the necessary policies and procedures in place— and enforced to accomplish our organisation’s strategic vision while protecting its people, reputation and bottom line.  Below are core policies. 

Code of Ethics

Confidentiality Agreement

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