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CANCELLED: Co-operatives, Change and Mergers

Please note: This event has been cancelled in order to respect social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Volans at cvolans@chfcanada.coop or 1.866. 213.2667 x 802

Join us for this interactive information session!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020  6 pm – 8 pm Courtyard By Marriott 131 Duckworth Street, St. John’s

For many reasons, housing co-ops are considering growth.  While some housing co-ops can grow through new development or redevelopment of their existing properties, for most co-ops the only reasonable option is to grow by merging with another housing co-op.

The merger process is first and foremost a process that must be driven by the co-op’s members.  The members need to be involved in a process to consider the benefits and challenges of coming together with one or more housing co-ops.  Members must buy in and be at the centre of the process.

This session will provide an opportunity to discuss the exploration of developing a steering committee to determine if co-ops in Newfoundland could benefit from merging.

Free to All Members

Register by March 16

Refreshments (coffee, tea and cookies) provided

Facilitator: Allison Ferris:  Allison is a Client Services Coordinator at Housing alternatives in Saint John, NB.  A former CHF Canada regional director who served as Vice President of the CHF Canada Board of Directors.

She was also a strong proponent of the merger of nine housing co-ops in Saint John.  These nine co-ops amalgamated into one – Unified Saint John – a 280-unit co-operative; and it all started with the question – How can we work together?

Questions and registration:  Cathy Volans   cvolans@chfcanada.coop,  1.866.213.2667  x802

Please note: Members of member Co-ops will get free access to our educational resources once registration is complete.