SAHRA is a member of FUN, a province-wide umbrella organization of community and neighbourhood associations. FUN promotes awareness of urban issues, undertakes projects which will enhance quality of life for residents or urban settings, maintains a resource base for information, shares expertise, represenst the common interests of member organizations before public and private bodies as well as encouraging citizens to actively participate in and become informed about community and civic affairs.
FUN actively monitors changes to the Planning Act, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Ontario Heritage Act and provincial planning direction like the Growth Plan. By speaking with one voice for the resident associations in urban areas across the province, they present a strong and respected voice. They also participate with and co-operate with environmental organizations and other (special) interest groups with like concerns.
Review their website for their News posting on current urban planning and environment issues at https://urbanneighbourhoods.ca/
FUN distributes eBlasts to member organizations across the province as well as to environmental and special interest groups, the Legislature and politicians at the municipal level for large and medium-sized urban centres. For example, the Jan 21, 2021 eBlast covered Bill 197 (MZO), the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, protecting the Upper West Credit, and the Tax on Vacant Homes https://mailchi.mp/304c5de997fa/mzosite-plan-control-request-for-commentslake-simcoe-protection-plan.
Under FUN eBlasts, links are provided to recent eBlasts for your review.