Awards, Grants and Scholarships
Each year, CHF Canada celebrates accomplishments in co-operative housing by presenting awards to co-ops and longstanding members. We also support co-op-driven special projects through grants as well as individual development and training through scholarships and discounts.
- Award for Co-operative Achievement
This award recognizes an inspiring achievement by a CHF Canada member. To be eligible, a member co-op or organization must fulfil certain criteria. The winner receives $2,500 and is recognized at the Annual General Meeting.
- Member Loyalty Award
CHF Canada recognizes co-ops and other longstanding members with Member Loyalty Awards. Once your housing co-op has been a CHF Canada member continuously for 20, 30 or 40 years, CHF Canada staff will present you with a Member Loyalty Award at CHF Canada’s next AGM or at your co-op.
- Regional Diversity Grant
CHF Canada supports projects that promote and celebrate diversity in housing co-op communities. The diversity project should benefit as many CHF Canada members as possible.
- Greener Co-op Microgrant
This program provides small grants to support co-op projects that will have a positive impact on the environment or that decrease consumption of resources and energy. Grants are approved on a first-come, first-served basis each spring.
- Management Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to individuals working in housing co-op management. The program of study must be relevant to improving the business skills of property managers, including but not limited to building asset management, finance and administration.
- Diversity Scholarship
The Diversity Scholarship program recognizes young people living in housing co-ops who are actively promoting diversity in their community. Open to young members living in Nova Scotia, Southwestern Ontario and Manitoba, the scholarship awards up to $6,000 to young people entering post-secondary education or to full-time students currently pursuing a degree. The Diversity Scholarship program is offered in partnership with our federation partners across the country.