CHF Canada Analysis of the National Housing Strategy

The National Housing Strategy lays out a 10-year, $40 billion program to maintain existing affordable housing and to build new affordable homes. In the coming weeks, we will hear more about the details surrounding the Strategy. Please contact CHF Canada if you have...

Briefing Note on Budget 2017

Once the federal government released its proposed budget, CHF Canada announced there were reasons for the co-op housing sector to be optimistic. And one of the reasons for that optimism is the successful member support of the You Hold the Key campaign. Now, we move...

By-election April 3rd in Ottawa-Vanier

On Monday April 3, the federal riding of Ottawa-Vanier is holding a by-election. Voters will select an MP to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Mauril Belanger. Mauril was a beloved and well-respected champion of co-ops on Parliament Hill. Co-op members in the...

CHF Canada Pre-Budget Submission on Parliament Hill

        On October 27, 2016, CHF Canada Vice-President Allison Ferris and Manager Tim Ross made a submission on Parliament Hill with recommendations for the federal 2017 budget titled You Hold the Key: what’s needed to fix co-op housing. They asked the federal...

Let’s Talk Co-op Housing

In October 2016, responding to the federal government’s request for input on the creation of a National Housing Strategy, CHF Canada released their submission, Let’s Talk Co-op Housing. CHF Canada has three recommendations: Protect low-income Canadians...

Post-election update

duclos_j-y (1)Less than a month after the election, in a letter to Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Prime Minister Trudeau indicated his expectation that RGI subsidies for co-op housing be maintained” 

Read CHF Canada’s response and the Prime Minister’s Mandate Letter.