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Resources

Welcome to Co-operative Housing International’s resources section. In this section you will find up-to-date information from around the world. We aim to give housing co-ops tools and resources required for their work and to keep you informed on issues affecting housing.

If you have a resource to share please email info@chi.coop.
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Refinancing for Housing Co-operatives in Canada

This presentation is an overview of the purpose of CHF Canada’s Refinancing Program. How does the program work? How are housing co-operatives supported throughout the refinancing process? What do co-operatives need to … Read More

Financing and Development Canada
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Needs Assessment Report – Housing Co-operatives: Presence of Women and Women’s Empowerment

In 2017, FECHIMM, in collaboration with organizations such as the Lachine-LaSalle Housing Committee (CLLL), the Réseau 2000+ Technical Resource Group (GRT), and the Regional table for Montréal / Laval Women’s Centers launched … Read More

Community Canada
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How to Form a Co-operative

This resource from Ontario, Canada walks you through the basics of co-operatives, forming and operating a co-operative, and developing a business plan for a co-operative.

Canada
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You Don’t Need to Buy that House

Article in The Walrus (Apr 21, 2017) on the housing affordability crisis in Canada’s two major cities and how collective and decisive government action around housing affordability is crucial.

Financing and Development Canada
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Getting our Co-op Principles Right

Getting our Co-op Principles Right is a short guide to the international co‑op principles, and what they mean for governance in housing co‑ops. It is intended as a companion to Getting Governance … Read More

Governance Canada
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Getting Governance Right

Getting Governance Right – Good Governance and Principled Leadership for Housing Co-ops talks about how important good governance is if co-ops want to make sure they have sound management. This Co-operative Housing Federation of … Read More

Governance Canada
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The Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade – An Interpretive Statement for Canada’s Housing Co-ops

In 2012, the General Assembly of the International Co-operative Alliance developed the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade. The Blueprint is intended as a legacy of the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives. Its five elements unite co-operatives worldwide as a distinct form of sustainable, people-centred enterprise.

Management Canada
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Sustainable Forest Management: Best Practice Canada

Canada has approximately 400 million hectares of forest land and almost 94 % of this is publicly owned and managed by the government on behalf of Canadians. The forests are managed under … Read More

Sustainability Canada
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Governance or Management? Take the Quiz!

Take this quiz and see if you know the difference between the roles of your co‑op manager and board of directors. Follow-up test results with a Good Governance Action Plan.

Governance Canada
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