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Co-ops receive funding for diversity and inclusion projects

Published July 23, 2019

CHF Canada’s Regional Diversity Grants fund projects that celebrate and educate co-op communities about diversity and inclusion. Here are the projects we funded this year:

  • Vancouver East Housing Co-operative in East Vancouver, B.C., is developing a guide for inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity minority groups in housing co-ops across British Columbia. They plan to share their guide as a template for future projects in other provinces.
  • Garden Village Cooperative Homes in St. Catharines ON, is buying translation software so that they can correspond with members and provide important information in members’ preferred languages.
  • Harbourside Housing Co-op in Toronto, ON, received a grant to allow them to offer a KAIROS Blanket Exercise to members. The Blanket Exercise is a participatory history lesson designed to help people understand the history of First Nations, Inuit and Métis treaty-making, colonization and resistance in Canada.
  • The Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto received funding to support their Aging in Place committee, Living in Diversity award, Black History Month events, Century of Co-operation awards, and the Diane Frankling Youth Award.

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