Aging in Place Committee
This committee was established in 2009.
It is made up of one CHF Canada board member and five members appointed by CHF Canada’s Board for two-year terms.
The mandate of CHF Canada’s Aging in Place Committee is to:
- develop a unified picture of seniors’ issues in housing co-ops
- promote to all levels of government the need for housing co-ops to offer low-cost housing to seniors when operating agreements end
- develop tools that assist new housing co-op design, using the principles of universal design or visitability
- create guidelines and information for housing co-ops to help them adapt to the changing needs of their members as they age in place
- gather and promote information on community support and referral services for seniors so they can remain in their co-op homes, and
- document best practices on aging in place.
Who can be on the committee?
Members of the committee must:
- be a member, director, or employee of a CHF Canada member
- support the committee’s goals and have time for its meetings and work
What are the duties and responsibilities of a committee member?
- guide the development and implementation of CHF Canada’s workplan on aging in place, as established in CHF Canada’s annual operating plan and budget
- meet three times per year, or as required, via conference call to plan, review and evaluate the activities of the committee
- liaise with any regional federation or association in their area
- attend any regional or local sector based aging in place committee in their area
- provide the Board of Directors and membership with an annual activity report
For more information about the committee, please see its terms of reference.