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RESOLUTION 1: Promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Co-op 2030 Vision

SUBMITTED BY: Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

CONTACT: Coral Hetherington
Chair, Resolutions Committee, CHF Canada
311 – 225 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1P9


  1.  THAT CHF Canada take action to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;
  2.  THAT CHF Canada encourage suppliers and members to take similar action to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;
  3.  THAT these actions be shared through Co-op 2030 pledges and reported where possible using standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative;
  4. AND THAT CHF Canada Board of Directors amend our Environmental Code of Practice policy in support of this resolution.


  1. CHF Canada members adopted a resolution in 2017 to join the International Co-operative Alliance in acknowledging the power of co-operatives to achieve the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of seventeen objectives designed to be a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
  2. Co-operative principles and the work of the co-operative housing sector contribute to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals in many areas such as Quality Education, Good Health and Wellbeing, Zero Hunger, and Climate Action. Co-ops for 2030 is an opportunity for housing co-operatives to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals, commit to pledges to achieve these goals and report their progress which demonstrates the sector’s positive impact.
  3. The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Co-op 2030 Vision are aligned with one of the international co-operative principles of concern for community. This means co-operatives are dedicated to the sustainable development of their communities.
  4. CHF Canada’s Policy 1.2.5: Environmental Code of Practice was recently reviewed by the Board of Directors and updated to align with this resolution.


Funding for CHF Canada’s Member Services, Education, Communications and Advocacy activities have been included in the 2023 and 2024 operating budgets.