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Housing Co-ops and COVID-19

Housing Co-ops and COVID-19March 17

Updated June 2, 2020 At your housing co-op CHF Canada events CHF Canada member services...

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Six resources on aging in place

Six resources on aging in placeJuly 28

If you are interested in starting a conversation about how to better support aging in...

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Adapting to a new normal with co-op meeting alternatives

Adapting to a new normal with co-op meeting alternativesJuly 22

Since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions, housing co-ops and their federations have faced the challenges...

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Virtual MEF and CMC well attended and popular

Virtual MEF and CMC well attended and popularJuly 22

The online town halls and webinars held last month to replace the education and networking...

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#HumansOfCoopHousing:  Ian helps build food security in his community

#HumansOfCoopHousing:  Ian helps build food security in his communityJuly 08

Ian Marcuse has lived at Paloma Co-op in Vancouver for over 15 years. His work...

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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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#HumansOfCoopHousing: Learn how Ian, a co-op member in Vancouver, is helping build food security in his community: https://chfcanada.coop/humansofcoophousing-ian-helps-build-food-security-in-his-community/

COVID-19 has changed the ways the Women's Circle at Sarcee Meadows Co-op helps their neighbours, but it hasn't affected their commitment to community: https://chfcanada.coop/humansofcoophousing-sarcee-meadows-womens-circle-helps-out/

5 days ago

CHF Canada

Ian Marcuse has lived at Paloma Co-op in Vancouver for over 15 years. His work as the Community Food Developer for the Grandview Woodland Food Connection (GWFC) aligns with his passion for grassroots community development and empowerment.

“I’ve always believed in building local community. The beauty of food is that it’s a great way of building relationships. The work GWFC does aligns with co-op values, and it intersects with other critical issues such as poverty, marginalization, and colonization. A housing co-op uses an economic model based on reciprocity and dignity. Food dignity is an important consideration, too."

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