October 2018
  • Century of Co-operation Celebration
  • 650 Parliament Fire
  • The Municipal Election
  • General Members’ Meeting and Co-op Housing Awards Night 
  • CHFT’s Fall Education Events 
  • Co-op Cost Cutters: Alterna Savings and Credit Union
  • CHFT Diversity Scholarship
  • Upcoming Events
Century of Co-operation Celebration

CHFT honoured members who have achieved a Century of Co-operation at the first of two receptions. Family, friends and other co-op members gathered at Oakham House on September 27 to honour this year’s Toronto recipients. Member of Provincial Parliament Peter Tabuns was our guest presenter.
 Member of Provincial Parliament Peter Tabuns presenting plaques.

Century of Co-operation Toronto recipients at the September event.

The Durham reception takes place on Saturday, December 1 at the Ajax Garden Hilton. The Century of Co-operation reception will take place over the lunch hour and will be part of CHFT’s day long Durham education event.
It has been a record year for recipients. There are over 130 within CHFT’s membership. The two receptions are sponsored by Alterna, CHF Canada and Iler Campbell.

click here for more information about the Durham reception.
650 Parliament Fire

Co-ops respond to an appeal for victims of the 650 Parliament fire.

We want to thank those co-ops who responded so quickly and so generously to our appeal for help for the victims of the 650 Parliament Street fire. The donations were given to the Canadian Red Cross who is co-ordinating the relief distribution. The grand total of the donations was $4,430.40.

Special thanks to all of the following co-ops for their donations
  • Bamburgh Circle Co-op
  • Caroline Co-op
  • Harbourside Co-op
  • Lotus Co-op
  • Main-Gerrard Co-op
  • Peregrine Co-op
  • Perth Avenue Co-op
The Municipal Election

The municipal election is Monday, October 22. 
Please take time to find out where your candidates' stand on issues relevant to housing co-ops. 

Click here for CHF Canada Ontario Region’s election brochure.

General Members’ Meeting and Co-op Housing Awards Night 

The CHFT’s General Members’ Meeting and Co-op Housing Awards Night is October 24.

Please remember everyone is welcome at CHFT’s general members’ meeting and Co-op Housing Awards Night. As always, there will be business to take care of. We will also recognize co-op achievements. We hope to see you there! Please contact Angela Calderone, angela@coophousing.com 416 465-8688 extension 206 for more information.

Click here for more details.

CHFT’s Fall Education Events

Don’t forget to register for the CHFT fall education event on Saturday, November 3 at Oakham House from 9:30 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m.

Please click here for program details and click here to register.
The Durham fall education event takes place on Saturday, December 1 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Ajax Garden Hilton. This is an all-day event. It will include education in the morning, the Century of Co-operation reception over lunch and a CHFT Diversity Scholarship information meeting in the afternoon.
click here for the Durham program details.

Co-operative banking with bonus interest, free courier deposits & co-operative values!

Credit Unions are banking co-operatives. They are safe and well established financial institutions.   

CHFT has had a relationship with Credit Unions for over 20 years.  For over ten years, we have featured Alterna Savings in Co-op Cost Cutters. Alterna celebrates its 110th Anniversary this year! This is another excellent Cost Cutters service that you and your co-op can count on.

It is the most widely used service in the program!

I am very hands-on with Co-op Cost Cutters. I not only manage the program but also use many of the services. I have banked with Alterna since its addition to the program.

Through this service, CHFT member co-ops have access to the Co-op Housing Investment Program (CHIP) which provides the following extra benefits –
  • bonus interest on daily interest chequing accounts
  • bonus interest on term deposits
  • the ability to invest in longer term deposits, which earn higher interest, yet able to access funds without penalty in case of emergency
  • free courier deposits – no waiting in line!
  • no charge for NSF cheques
  • a dedicated co-op account manager
  • financial literacy programs for members & staff
  • CHFT and Co-op Cost Cutters stand behind this service
Individual Members and Staff can also benefit from banking at Alterna. Open an eligible Chequing Account and get $110 – arguably the easiest way to make $110 bucks!

Alterna Savings supports the co-op housing sector in many ways. They sponsor all CHFT events, including the CHFT Diversity Scholarship Program at the highest level. They also attend all our events, come out to co-op meetings and organize financial education for Members and Staff.

If you or your co-op are not banking with Alterna, reach out to me and I will help you make the switch! 

Miriam Wohl, Co-op Cost Cutters Co-ordinator     

CHFT Diversity Scholarship

CHFT Diversity Scholarship application is now available the deadline is February 6, 2019Please
click here for more information.

In the coming weeks, we will post videos from 2018 students who talk about their community involvement and volunteer commitments. Stay tuned!
General Members’ Meeting and Co-op Housing Awards Night
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Oakham House
55 Gould Street, Toronto
 click here for map

Fall Education Event in Toronto
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Oakham House
55 Gould Street, Toronto
 click here for map

Fall Education Event in Durham 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Ajax
500 Beck Crescent
Ajax, Ontario 
click here for map

Century of Co-operation Reception in Durham
Saturday, December 1 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Ajax

500 Beck Crescent
Ajax, Ontario 
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