Congratulations to all the Co-ops that are participating in the Syrian refugee project. We are so proud and happy that it has gone off without any problems so far. This kind of welcoming is what makes co-ops such special places to live.
The CHFT Diversity Scholarship continues to grow. This year in partnership with regional federations and CHF Canada, the scholarship will be offered in nine different communities in four provinces.
We are pleased to announce this year’s winners including the Mark Goldblatt Scholarship.
Join us at our 42nd Annual General Meeting for an opportunity to meet this year’s winners on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Oakham House, 55 Gould Street, Toronto.
This year, we had over 120 applicants in our membership area. To see the list of this year’s winners click here
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Minister Morneau brings welcome relief to federal co-ops and their low-income members who faced the loss of rent subsidy funding… PDF
Update on Rouge Valley Co-op Homes
Rouge Valley had their first family of Syrian refugees move into the co-op on February 1. They are a young family with three children under the age of four. The parents are learning ESL (English as a Second Language) with their sponsoring group, which is COSTI Immigrant Services. The co-op has found the whole process very positive. They are looking at bringing in three more families of Syrian refugees.
“The federal government included $30 million over the next two years to ensure that federal co-ops can continue to provide housing for low income members”.
CHFT applauds this move by the federal government. “It was part of their election platform” said CHFT President Kathy Bontje.