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Co-op Housing 101

There are over 2,100 housing co-ops across the country with more than 91,000 homes providing housing to approximately 250,000 Canadians.  Learn more.

Co-op Housing Flyer

Going to an event or meeting and want to discuss the co-op housing subsidy challenge? Download this printable handout.

Campaign News:

Find out the latest on the campaign – and what the media is saying about co-op housing. If you see a great news story you’d like to share, just send us the info or link.

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...

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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...

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Ontario makes pre-budget submission at Queen’s Park

On January 18, 2017, Ontario Council President David Waters and Government Relations Manager Simone Swail were invited to make a presentation at Queen's Park. The submission is titled Moving from Strategy to Action: Time for Progress on Affordable Housing. The Ontario...

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Ontario addendum to CHF Canada’s Pre-Budget submission

In October 2016, CHF Canada's Ontario Region submitted an additional Briefing Note to the federal government. The Ontario Region is home to almost half of all co-op households nation-wide. The magnitude of the sector and the complexity of the Ontario housing system...

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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...

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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 living in...

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Tens of thousands of co-op members are still in danger of losing their affordable co-op homes. But there is real hope for a solution now. We need to make sure that happens.
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You Hold the Key!

Co-op members are still in danger of losing their affordable homes. But there is real hope for a solution now. Send a message asking your MP for early action to protect affordable co-op housing.
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