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Pre-Annual Meeting Webinar 

Thursday, June 2, 2022 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

Our pre-Annual Meeting webinar is a great way to get ready for the conference. Join CHF Canada staff as we walk through the schedule for each day, discuss Covid-19 safety procedures and answer any questions you may have about the Annual Meeting.

If this is your first Annual Meeting, you won’t want to miss it. If you’ve been to the Annual Meeting before, you’ll find helpful information about the new schedule and can share your meeting tips with others.

You can watch a recording of the webinar here.

CMC Networking Dinner*  

June 15, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

This optional dinner at The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse (5136 Prince Street) is a great opportunity for informal sharing of ideas and experiences with other co-op staff and managers. The restaurant is located just a four-minute walk from the Halifax Convention Centre. Don’t forget to buy your ticket when you register online, $40 for a main, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. This event sells out fast!

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CMC Opening Plenary and Brunch

June 16, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Join us as we open the first full day of the Co-operative Management Conference. We’ll hold elections for two positions on the Co-op Managers Reference Group and hear updates on important issues. Over brunch, you will have the chance to catch up and connect with co-op managers and staff from across Canada.

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Co-op Managers and Staff Reception 

June 16, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

If you’re a co-op manager or staff person, you won’t want to miss this chance to catch up with your colleagues. This casual reception will be held on the Regency Patio at The Prince George Hotel (1725 Market Street), a three-minute walk from the Halifax Convention Centre. Complimentary appetizers will be provided along with one complimentary drink (wine or non-alcoholic drink). 

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Young Member Meet-up

June 16, 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you’re a young member or manager, be sure to drop by the Young Member Meet-up on Thursday evening. You’ll have a chance to catch up with friends, meet other young members and staff, and learn if you’re the lucky winner of our young member sweepstakes!

We’ll have some light refreshments and complimentary drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and then head over to the Local Social. The meet-up will be held on the Rooftop Terrace (top floor) of the Residence Inn by Marriott (1599 Grafton Street).

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Maritime Kitchen Party!

June 16, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Join us on Thursday evening at Pier 21 for some toe-tapping traditional Maritime music by a great Halifax trio. We’ll also have a quieter spot to mingle and chat, featuring a Maritime-themed selfie station and a knitting/crochet area. Knitted creations will be donated to a local organization. There will be a cash bar and complimentary appetizers.

Local social shuttle: A free shuttle will provide transportation to and from Pier 21. Service will run every 15 minutes, starting at 6:30 p.m. Meet at the front entrance of the Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel Halifax, 1599 Grafton Street.

Door prizes and raffles will be donated by local co-ops and co-op partners.

Friday Reception

June 17, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

A new event this year, the Friday reception, is your time to enjoy some refreshments and catch up with friends old and new. The reception is replacing the traditional dinner & dance so you’ll have a free evening to enjoy afterwards. Complimentary appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be on-site. 

Sightseeing and Co-op Tour*

June 17, 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

A popular Annual Meeting event, this year’s tour takes you back in time to explore Halifax’s rich history. We’ll see the Hydrostone District, which was built after the Halifax Explosion to house those who lost their homes, as well as the commemorative site of Africville, a community founded by Black Nova Scotians in the mid-18th century, but which was demolished in the 1960s after years of neglect by the city. Other sights on the tour include the Historic Halifax WaterfrontCitadel Hill, City Hall/Parade Square as well as St. Paul’s Anglican Church – the oldest surviving Protestant church in Canada and the oldest building in Halifax. And of course, we’ll be stopping at a co-op, the 43-unit John Hugh MacKenzie Housing Co-operative for seniors in the city’s south end.

You’ll have time to attend the Friday night reception before the tour starts. Meet at the back entrance of the Halifax Convention Centre (known as Rogers Square) at 6:15 p.m. to board the bus. All tour participants will receive a boxed dinner with a main, non-alcoholic drink and dessert, and will be able to eat during a stop on the tour. 

Member Networking Dinner*

June 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Join your fellow co-opers for a delicious East Coast dinner at one of Halifax’s favourite restaurants, The Gahan House. The restaurant is just a one-minute walk away from the Halifax Convention Centre. Don’t forget to buy your ticket when you register online – $40 for a main, non-alcoholic beverage  and dessert. Tickets are sure to go quickly!

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For information about Covid-19 safety protocols for off-site event locations, please see the Covid-19 Safety page. 

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