National (Canada-Wide) Information

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
700 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0P7
Tel.: 613-748-2000

A wealth of information on Canada's housing market. Resources available on housing coops include:

Tenant Involvement in Housing Co-operatives
This study compares the operating costs of coop housing with private and public non-profits and public housing financed under various CMHC programs.

Capital Replacement Planning Manual
This guide assists housing coops and non-profit housing providers create a sound capital replacement manual to deal with the high costs associated with major repairs and replacements. Downloadable software is also available on this website.

Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité
275 Bank Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2L6
Tel.: 613-238-6712
The Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité supports the Francophone cooperative movement across Canada.

c/o CWCF
#104, 402 – 30th Ave NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 2E3
Tel.: 403-276-8250
CoopZone is a national support system for cooperative organizations and developers.

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHFC)
225 Metcalfe Street, Suite 311
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1P9
Tel.: 613-230-2201 or
Toll-Free: 1-800-465-2752
Information on the Canada-wide federation and regional federations. General information about coop housing is also provided.

Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA)
Co-operative House
275 Bank Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2L6
Tel.: 613-238-6711
Fax: 613-567-0658
Toll free: 866-266-7677
Provides general information about this umbrella organization for cooperatives and credit unions.

Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
75 Albert Street, Suite 902
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5E7
Tel.: 613-594-3007
This association provides research and networking opportunities in the area of affordable housing.



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