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Bain Co-op, BC’s Community Land Trust and David Lach honoured with awards

Published June 21, 2018

At CHF Canada’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Victoria, we celebrated notable contributions to co‑op housing by member co‑ops and individuals.

The recipient of CHF Canada’s Award for Co-operative Achievement is Bain Co-op (left photo) in Toronto, Ontario for its Honour Canoe Project. Bain is being recognized for supporting the 94 calls to action of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation”.

CHF BC’s Community Land Trust (centre photo) received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Co-operative Housing. Their incredible accomplishments developing new co-op housing and redeveloping and expanding existing co-ops are worth recognizing and repeating across the country.

CHF Canada’s 2018 Honorary Lifetime Associate is David Lach (right photo), whose dedication to and vision for the co-op business model has helped shape the co-op movement in BC and beyond. A founding member of Quebec Manor Housing Co-op, David was instrumental in founding CHF BC, serving as its first president and helping start COHO Management Services Society. In 1993, David started the Community Housing Land Trust Foundation, and in 2000, he helped found one of North America’s earliest car share co-ops, Modo, which now serves over 17,000 members across British Columbia.

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