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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.



Winnipeg co‑op wins fight against $4 million mortgage prepayment penalty

SEP 6  Village Canadien’s $9.3 million loan from Assiniboine Credit Union will pay off their high interest CMHC mortgage, preserve 150 homes and set precedent for other Section 61 refinancing.

Fall Education Events

SEP 2  Online registration is now open for CHF Canada's fall education events.

CHF Canada mourns the loss of co‑op champion, MP Mauril Belanger

AUG 17  Yesterday, the housing co‑op community was saddened by the news of the death of MP Mauril Belanger, a friend and advocate of Canadian co‑ops.    More…

You Hold the Key update

JUL 25  CMHC has confirmed it will be in direct contact with eligible housing co‑ops to extend their operating agreements to receive the same subsidy amount as in the last year of their agreement, until March 31, 2018.

News from Hamilton AGM

JUN 16  Read the June 16 issue of eNEWS for news from CHF Canada's 2016 Annual Meeting including awards, videos, resolutions, elections and special appearances by the federal and Ontario housing ministers.

Ontario separates Municipal Affairs and Housing; Chris Ballard named new Minister of Housing

JUN 13  With Kathleen Wynne's new cabinet sworn in today, Ontario has a new Minister of Housing: . Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora    More…

Other recent news

AUG 26  CHF Canada mourns founding figure, Glenn Haddrell
JUL 28  Funds allocated for Greener Co-op Microgrants; applications closed for 2016
JUL 5  Reno/Retro funding available for federally administered co-ops
JUL 4  New! July Featured Resource
JUN 21  Ontario and Federal Government Sign Supplementary Agreement for IAH Doubling Funding
JUN 13  Ontario Council election results
MAY 24  Spring NewsBriefs 2016
MAY 18  Ontario tables new legislation: Promoting Affordable Housing Act 2016
APR 22  Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau visits co-op, highlights commitments to federal co-ops



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