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Visit our dedicated campaign website to learn about why tens of thousands of low-income co‑op housing residents are in danger of losing their affordable homes.

Tools and training for your housing co‑op

CHF Canada’s Refinancing Program enables Section 95 and 61 co‑ops to refinance renovations and renewal with credit union mortgages.

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Prepare a strong future for your housing co‑op

A forum where co‑ops can share experiences preparing for the end of federal operating agreements.

The voice of co‑op housing in Ontario.



Spring NewsBriefs 2016

MAY 24  The National and the Ontario Region NewsBriefs are available online. If your co‑op hasn't already received it, copies will arrive shortly by post.

Ontario tables new legislation: Promoting Affordable Housing Act 2016

MAY 18  Today at Queen's Park, the Government of Ontario introduced its Promoting Affordable Housing Act. The Act, amongst other things, would provide municipalities with an inclusionary zoning tool to help build more affordable housing.    More…

Ministers scheduled to speak at AGM and Ontario Meeting

MAY 17  Several special speakers are scheduled for the AGM plenary in Hamilton on June 11 and the Ontario Meeting on June 10. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister Responsible for CMHC and Andy Broderick, Vice President of Impact Market Development at VanCity Credit Union will speak during the AGM. And Ted McMeekin, Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, will be the guest speaker at the Ontario Business Meeting on June 10.

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau visits co‑op, highlights commitments to federal co‑op

APR 22  Today, Canada’s Minister of Finance The Honourable Bill Morneau took time to reach out to housing co‑ops in his riding and across the country that have been affected by the end of operating agreements.    More…

April Featured Resource: Blueprint for a co‑operative decade - a co‑operative housing perspective

APR 3  Check out this handy two-page reference tool to help a Board of Directors take a broad look at their co‑op and identify goals.    More…

CHF Canada welcomes inclusionary zoning in Ontario's updated Affordable Housing Strategy

MAR 14  The long-awaited Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy (LTAHS) Update was announced today. Key among the announcements was a promise to propose legislation for inclusionary zoning.    More…

CHF Canada at important announcement of Ontario $92 million investment in retrofitting social housing

FEB 12  Today, CHF Canada supported the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change as they announced Ontario is investing $92 million to retrofit social housing and to create jobs.    More…

Other recent news

MAR 22  Housing co-ops welcome federal re-engagement in affordable housing
MAR 10  Long-term service awards for staff
MAR 1  March Featured Resource: Model Organizational By-law and Guide for Ontario Co-ops
FEB 4  CHF Canada releases joint statement with partners: ‘Affordable housing: a foundation for social inclusion’
FEB 4  CHF Canada releases budget recommendations to federal government



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