On Tuesday, February 17, Thom Armstrong, executive director of the Co‑operative Housing Federation of BC, spoke on Vancouver Co-op Radio’s co-operatives show, Each For All.
Members of housing co-ops in BC tell the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC) why it’s so important to find a rent supplement solution for low-income co-op members when federal subsidies end.
Co-op housing offers diverse and supportive communities with self-contained units, convenient amenities, and professional management staff.
On June 14, 2014, MP Mauril Bélanger was the guest of honour at the Athlete’s Village Housing Co-op for lunch and a tour of the facilities.
As part of a national campaign called You Hold the Key – Fix the Co op Housing Crunch, a rally on Parliament Hill will feature speakers from Canada’s housing co-ops, federal MPs and concerned co-op members.
What sets co-operative housing apart from other housing is that they are democratic communities where residents make decisions on how their co-op operates.
Accomplished U.S. affordable housing developer Doris Koo (Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.) keynote presentation at the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada‘s 2013 annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta. She explains explains to 600 co-op delegates how Canada’s co-operative housing movement can leverage over $5 billion in real estate assets to innovate and grow.
Canada’s 2,200 housing co-ops provide secure, self-determined, community-oriented affordable housing to a quarter of a million people with wide ranging incomes and backgrounds. This short documentary visits five housing co-ops across Canada, interviewing members and managers about how co-op housing transforms neighbourhoods and improves people’s lives.
More than a home
Look for clip of the First Avenue Athlete’s Village Housing Co-operative (where I live) at 0:19, 0:33, 1:18, 2:08, 5:17, and 5:38.
This video was produced by Novel Pictures for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada to commemorate the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives (IYC). It was selected as one of seven winners of the United Nations IYC Short Film Contest.