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Building new co-op homes

Building new co-op homes

CHF Canada is helping build more co-op homes across Canada.

A quarter million people live in thriving co-op housing communities, but most have long or closed waiting lists. We want all Canadians to have the option of living in a housing co-op.

In 2017 the Canadian government released the National Housing Strategy.

In 2018 CHF Canada’s members approved a Vision Framework with a simple ambitious goal: Co-op housing for all.

In 2022, the federal government announced $1.5 billion in funding and loans to build more co-op homes, and committed to working with CHF Canada and the broader co-op sector to co-design the new Co-operative Housing Development Program.

CHF Canada’s role in development

Unified St. John opened 14 new co-op homes in January 2021

  • CHF Canada is advocating for better opportunities to develop and expand housing co-ops;
  • We are forging relationships with sector organizations (see development with partners stories, below), and
  • We’ve developed a list of technical professionals to help co-ops that want to build new co-op homes. These consultants are offering preferred pricing for our members. Learn more here. If your co-op needs technical assistance, contact us (see below).


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For more information, contact:

Jessica Bundy  Co-ordinator / Co-operative Housing Development
1-800-268-2537 ext 801