Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada - Media advisory

    OTTAWA, April 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Co-operative Housing Federation of
Canada's executive director Nicholas Gazzard will make a presentation to the
federal Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development
and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) meeting on the federal
contribution to reducing poverty in Canada.

                       Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009

                       Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

                       Location: Centre Block - 253-D

    Mr. Gazzard will discuss what access to decent, adequate housing,
especially co-operative housing, can do to alleviate poverty. He will be
available to talk to the media following the presentation.
    A webcast of the presentation will be available on

    CHF Canada is the national voice of the Canadian co-operative housing
movement. Its members include nearly 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 territory.

For further information:

For further information: Nicholas Gazzard, Executive Director, (613)
230-2201, ext. 230, (613) 293-8913 (cell),; Merrilee
Robson, Program Manager, Communications, 1-877-533-2667, ext. 122, (778)
227-3864 (cell),; David Granovsky, Government Relations
Co-ordinator, (613) 290-7687 (cell),

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