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Each year, CHF Canada member co-ops come together regionally and nationally to shape the future of co-op housing in Canada. They gather to celebrate successes, build networks, improve governance skills, voice concerns and dreams, discuss emerging issues and lobby government.

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Introducing FCM’s Sustainable Affordable Housing Initiative – Help and funding to start your co-op’s energy retrofits National June 30, 2021 Register

June 30, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Are you planning to retrofit existing units with energy-efficient solutions?

The Federation of Canadian Municipality’s (FCM) Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative offers grants and financing for ambitious energy-efficient projects for co-operative, non-profit, and municipal housing.

If you are planning repairs to your portfolio or developing new affordable rental homes in the 21st century, join this webinar to learn about what the SAH initiative can fund and how to propose a project that is innovative and impactful. The program supports triple bottom line benefits – saving energy and cost while creating better places to live.

You will also learn about FCM’s partnership with CHF Canada and the Community Housing Transformation Centre, and the opportunity to meet our Regional Energy Coach who can help you get your project started.

In this webinar you will learn:

• what funding is available from FCM’s Sustainable Affordable Housing Initiative
• what energy retrofits are eligible for funding and some insights on what is required to apply for SAH
• what support is available for an application, including through CHF Canada’s Regional Energy Coach


Jen Arntfield

Lead, Sustainable Affordable Housing, FCM

Jen led the design of the Sustainable Affordable Housing funding and is currently focused on the program’s continuous improvement and operational effectiveness. Prior to joining FCM, Jen led the development of the City of Calgary’s affordable housing strategy and ten-year plan.

Jessica Golden

Officer, Programs Outreach | Green Municipal Fund

Jessica brings her passion for inclusion and social betterment along with a valuable perspective on social needs and impacts to her role as an Outreach Officer with the Green Municipal Fund’s Sustainable Affordable Housing program. In this role, she assists communities and housing providers from across the country to develop energy-efficient affordable housing