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Co-op Housing Champion Award

Co-op Housing Champion Award

In every housing co-op, there are members who go above and beyond. We want to highlight those everyday co-op champions with this award.

The Co-op Housing Champion Award is awarded every two years and celebrates a remarkable individual whose presence, efforts and community spirit have helped make their co-op and neighbourhood a better place to live.

Originally established in 1988 as the CMHC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Co-operative Housing, this award has a long history of recognizing remarkable individuals who have elevated the housing co-op sector.

The newly named award continues that tradition of celebrating co-op champions, with a new focus on individuals who call a housing co-op home.

Do you know a Co-op Housing Champion?

 Do you know someone who lives or works at your co-op who:

  • Lifts up their neighbours with their presence and brings out the best in people
  • Has made their housing co-op and community a better place to live
  • Promotes the benefits of co-operative living
  • Has made a meaningful, lasting contribution to their co-op that can serve as an inspiration to members across Canada

Consider nominating them for the Co-op Housing Champion Award!

Recognition

 The winner will be honoured at a CHF Canada Annual Meeting and will receive free registration for the event, along with accommodation and travel for themselves and a companion as applicable. Note that for 2021, CHF Canada’s Annual Meeting will be virtual.

How to Apply

Email Cynthia Mitchell at cmitchell@chfcanada.coop with the following information:

  • Name of person being nominated
  • What co-op they live at
  • Their phone number, email, and mailing address
  • Your name, phone number, email, and mailing address
  • Please describe how this individual makes their co-op and community a better place to live. Feel free to include details like:
    • How they support their neighbours and community
    • How their presences lifts up their neighbours and brings out the best in people
    • What sorts of initiatives and contributions they’ve made to promote co-op housing
    • Why they can be considered an inspiring example to other members across Canada

The application deadline is March 15, 2021.

Questions?

 For more information, please contact Cynthia Mitchell, Program Manger, Membership & Events at 1-800-465-2752 ext. 226 or cmitchell@chfcanada.coop