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Federal budget prioritizes housing: $1.5B sets the stage to build the next generation of co-op housing

Federal budget prioritizes housing: $1.5B sets the stage to build the next generation of co-op housingApril 07

For Immediate Release (Ottawa, April 7, 2022) – Today, the federal government released its 2022 budget,...

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Housing Co-ops and COVID-19

Housing Co-ops and COVID-19March 17

Updated January 27, 2022 At your housing co-op CHF Canada events CHF Canada member services...

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Six lessons for co-ops looking to grow and build new homes to achieve the vision of Co-op Housing for All

Six lessons for co-ops looking to grow and build new homes to achieve the vision of Co-op Housing for AllMay 25

CHF Canada recently showcased the experiences of six housing co-ops championing the sector’s vision of...

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Canada’s housing co-ops remember Wes Hosler: a man for the members

Canada’s housing co-ops remember Wes Hosler: a man for the membersMay 24

Wes Hosler’s 1997 election as president of CHF Canada came at a perilous moment for...

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Annual Meeting Panel Sessions offer great educational value

Annual Meeting Panel Sessions offer great educational valueMay 12

When you attend a panel session at CHF Canada’s Annual Meeting, you get a real...

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Community steps up to help fire victims at Better Living Co-op

Community steps up to help fire victims at Better Living Co-opMay 11

The local community and fellow co-ops are answering the call to help several families who...

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Events

16Jun

CHF Canada 2022 Annual Meeting Halifax, NS June 16-18, 2022 Our first in-person Annual Meeting...

Success Stories and Social Feed

Success Stories

Innovative. Diverse. Democratic.
Find out why 250,000 people in Canada call housing co-ops home.

  • Stanley Knowles Co-op
    Stanley Knowles Co-op
    Toronto seniors enjoy a diverse community
    Flanked by condo towers in the dynamic Yonge-Eglinton neighborhood of Toronto, the co-op’s 103 units are home to a diverse community, 2/3 of whom are seniors.
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  • Fraserview Co-op
    Fraserview Co-op
    Beautiful new riverside co-op helps address Vancouver’s housing crunch.
    Developed in partnership with the City, this innovative project will provide affordable community housing desperately needed in a region with sky-high rents and real estate.
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  • Sundance Housing Co-op
    Sundance Housing Co-op
    Dedicated to sustainable living
    After operating for more than 40 years, this Edmonton co-op has begun a deep energy retrofit project.
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  • Tamil Co-operative Homes
    Tamil Co-operative Homes
    Community Spirit
    Once a haven for Tamil refugees, today this co-op welcomes immigrants from many countries and is considered not just an affordable stop but a permanent home.
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  • Unified Saint John Housing Co-op
    Unified Saint John Housing Co-op
    Co-operation Among Co-ops – Mergers
    The biggest merger in Canadian co-op housing history began with the desire for a stronger voice, financial sustainability and more opportunities for engagement.
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  • Hugh Garner Housing Co-op
    Hugh Garner Housing Co-op
    Planning and Advocacy
    This forward-looking community engaged politicians, ministers and other decision-makers to the benefit of thousands of housing co-op members across the country.
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Is your housing co-op looking to grow and build more homes?

Learn from these six lessons, brought to you by other co-ops who have recently added more homes: https://chfcanada.coop/six-lessons-for-co-ops-looking-to-grow-and-build-new-homes-to-achieve-the-vision-of-co-op-housing-for-all/

Do you know anyone age 13 - 17 living in a housing co-op in Ontario?

Make sure they know that they could go to the @ONcooperatives Co-operative Young Leaders program for free, and enjoy campfires, swimming, hiking, and learning about all things co-op! https://chfcanada.coop/lets-get-our-ontario-co-op-youth-to-camp-for-free-this-summer/