NIAGARA FALLS, ON, June 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Co-operative Housing
Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) announced that today Halam Park
Housing Co-op in Hamilton, Ontario will receive the federation's
inaugural Award for Co-operative Achievement during the annual meeting
of Canada's housing co-operatives in Niagara Falls.
Halam Park is constructing eight new one-bedroom units on its land near
Upper Sherman and Fennell Avenues for seniors and empty nesters who
want to remain in their community. This project was initiated to mark
the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives.
"Halam Park has done something very special to earn this award," said
CHF Canada President Wes Hosler. "Every new co-op home is a source of
celebration for our members, and for generations of Canadians in need
of safe, secure, affordable, community-oriented housing."
The award will be presented Saturday, June 9 during CHF Canada's annual
meeting in the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Niagara Falls Mayor Jim
Diodati will be on hand for the opening of the meeting at 9:00 am.
More than 750 people from housing co-ops across the country are in
Niagara Falls for CHF Canada's 2012 annual meeting. Special guests
joining housing co-ops during the International Year include leaders
from other Canadian co-ops, including credit unions, and from the
International Co-operative Alliance, the organization representing one
billion co-op members across the globe.
Delegates will also vote on resolutions that call on governments to help
protect the affordability of housing co-ops facing the end of federal
operating agreements, and to develop affordable housing infrastructure
to support the livability and economic viability of Canada's cities.
Other co-operators receiving awards today are Canadian Co-operative
Association Executive Director Denyse Guy receiving the CMHC Award for
Outstanding Contribution to Co-op Housing, and Barbara Millsap named
CHF Canada's Honorary Life Associate for 2012.
CHF Canada is the national voice of the Canadian co-operative housing
movement. Its members include over 900 non-profit housing co-operatives
and other organizations across Canada. More than a quarter of a
million Canadians live in housing co-ops, in every province and
SOURCE Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
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