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Tina Stevens’ Statement on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Tina Stevens’ Statement on Tk’emlúps te SecwépemcJune 02

This post contains details some readers may find distressing. A 24-hour National Indian Residential School...

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Housing Co-ops and COVID-19

Housing Co-ops and COVID-19March 17

Updated April 12, 2021 At your housing co-op CHF Canada events CHF Canada member services...

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Co-ops to receive funding for energy upgrades: Yours could too!

Co-ops to receive funding for energy upgrades: Yours could too!June 02

It’s now been one year since the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian...

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Five reasons to register now for our #CoopFutures Annual Meeting

Five reasons to register now for our #CoopFutures Annual MeetingMay 22

CHF Canada’s Virtual Annual Meeting is coming up June 10-13, and it’s sure to be a great...

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Call for submissions: Co-operators have talent!

Call for submissions: Co-operators have talent!May 11

Please submit a video of your unique talent or skill for entry into our Co-operators...

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June 30, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT. Are you planning to retrofit...

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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"A thriving co-operative housing community at the heart of Toronto’s St. Lawrence neighbourhood has put affordable roofs over residents’ heads since the 1970s and more needs to be done to create affordable neighbourhoods like it" https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/06/15/torontos-st-lawrence-co-op-community-provides-unique-affordable-housing-model/

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The L’Égali-Terre housing co-op in Montreal began working on the vermicomposter project at the end of last winter and were keen to implement it with financial support from CHF Canada's Greener Co-op Microgrants. The co-operative is now producing its own compost for enriching the soil in its food-producing gardens. Because less fertilizer needs to be purchased, the end result over the long term is lower costs and a smaller environmental footprint. The project also creates member education opportunities to learn about the principles of composting with worms and the uses of compost, as well as gardening and self-sufficiency. Following several meetings of the sustainable development committee, and hours of work, the committee selected a design made of wood, which is more environmentally friendly and more durable than plastic.Two wooden bins, made by a Montreal social economy enterprise, were assembled and located in the co op’s back yard. The compostable materials collected were placed in the two bins. Best practices were explained to the members who would be maintaining the vermicomposters. The composting process was begun and continued until frost. The compost will be available for use in the gardens in the spring of 2021. Composting training will be available in the spring for co op members and their children. ... See MoreSee Less
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