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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.

850 people waiting for social housing in district

Steve Seaman considers himself lucky to live at the Castlegreen Housing Co-operative. “I think anybody that gets into a co-op is lucky,” said Seaman. “It is really affordable housing and it’s a community within a community.”

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Housing co-op profiled on National Housing Strategy website

Housing co-op Havre du Petit Village is profiled on the government’s website for the National Housing Strategy. A newer 100-unit seniors’ co-op in Quebec, Havre du Petit Village is lauded for their community-building that enhances the lives of the members.

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CHF Canada responds to National Housing Strategy launch

Prime Minister Trudeau holds the key with Board president Nicole Waldron, Council president David Waters, and CHF Canada staff Harvey Cooper, Tim Ross and Simone Swail. CHF Canada staff and directors attended the Vancouver and Toronto announcements of the National...

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OUR VIEW: Co-ops are common sense housing solutions

Co-op housing makes an incredible amount of common sense today. We need more of it, not less of it.
In fact, we hope all three levels of government will step up and work toward creating more co-op housing. Co-op housing is about community, not investment speculation. And we’re always better off with people who want to create communities in our city.

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Burnaby co-op residents worry about the future

A Burnaby housing co-operative is unsure what the future holds for its subsidized residents. Some funding agreements between the federal government and co-ops across the country are scheduled to end next March, including one at Post 83 Co-Op on Mayberry Street, where 45 low-income households rely on subsidies to pay the rent.

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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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