Fall Education Day 2019

Saturday, November 16 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM [EST]

9376 University Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, Canada

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2. Review and Proceed


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Early Bird / Pré-inscription PARTIAL APPROVAL - $135.00

Register by November 1/ Inscrivez-vous avant le 1 novembre

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Youth / Taux jeunesse PARTIAL APPROVAL - $80.00

Under 30 years of age / moins de 30 ans

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Member/Membre PARTIAL APPROVAL - $180.00

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Saturday, November 16 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM [EST]

Richcraft Hall, Carleton University, 9376 University Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, Canada.


Registration/Inscription - 8:30 am to 9:00 am

Plenary/Séance plénière - 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Morning Workshop/Ateliers du matin - 10:15 am to 12:30 pm

Choose from one of the following:

1. Agency Reports: Tools for Smarter Federal Co-ops

2. Rapports de l’Agence : Outils pour des coopératives fédérales

3. HSA Co-ops: City of Ottawa 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Consultation & Review

Lunch/Dîner  - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Afternoon Workshop/Ateliers de l’après-midi - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Please choose one:

1. Getting the word out: The Co-op Difference!

2. Parlez-en: la différence de la coopération!

3. Long-term financial planning for co-op communities


Registration includes lunch, coffee, and snacks.

Register Early! Register by November 1st to take advantage of our early bird discount!

Bonus Offer - Bring A Friend! Register 2 or more attendees from your co-op and get 30% off the cost of your registration. Offer does not apply to Young member rate.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be subject to a $25 administration fee. Cancellations must be received at our office at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please try to find a replacement- there is no charge to register a replacement.


L'inscription inclue le dîner, le café et les collations.

Tarif privilégié! Inscrivez-vous avant le 1 novembre pour bénéficier du tarif réservé aux premiers inscrits!

Offre en prime- Invitez un ami! Inscrivez 2 participants ou plus de votre coop et obtenez 30% de rabais sur le coût total de votre inscription. L'offre ne s'applique pas au tarif Jeunes.

Politique d'annulation: Les frais d’annulation sont de 25 $. Les demandes d'annulations doivent être reçues au moins 5 jours ouvrables avant le début de l'événement. Veuillez essayer de trouver un remplaçant: il n'y a pas de frais pour l'inscription d'un remplaçant.



Post-Election Round-Up (en anglais)

After a fast-paced fall election, join Courtney Lockhart, CHF Canada’s Program Manager, Policy and Government Relations, for a survey of the new political landscape: What does our recently formed federal government look like? And what is the potential for future federal housing policy?

We’ll also discuss how co-op members can continue to engage with their newly elected (or re-elected) MPs using the Include Co-op campaign, to advocate for strong and sustainable housing policies, such as maintaining rental assistance programs, and supporting co-op development.



Agency Reports: Tools for Smarter Federal Co-ops

Do you know if your co-op is at high risk of running out of money? Is your co-op charging enough to members to cover its costs every year and save for the future? Does your co-op have vacancy or arrears problems? What happens if your board is not abiding by the rules of operation set up by CMHC?

The Agency provides its clients (which are federal co-ops) with four reports each year that touch on these vital questions.  We will review them in detail and show you what to look for and how to get better results. For co-ops coming to the end of their agreement, we will introduce other useful reports including a long-term financial planning tool and our Annual Health Check Service.

Rapports de l’Agence : Outils pour des coopératives fédérales

Savez-vous si votre coopérative est exposée à un risque élevé de manquer d’argent pour réparer ses bâtiments? Est-ce que votre coopérative fait payer à ses membres un montant de loyer suffisant pour couvrir ses coûts chaque année et mettre de l’argent de côté pour l’avenir? Votre coopérative a-t-elle des problèmes de logement vacant ou d’arriérés qui sont pires que d’autres coopératives dans votre quartier? Que se passe-t-il si votre conseil d’administration ne se conforme pas aux règles de fonctionnement établies par la SCHL?

Chaque année, l’Agence fournit à ses clients (qui sont des coopératives fédérales) quatre rapports qui abordent ces questions essentielles. Nous les examinons en détail et montrons aux coopératives ce qu’elles doivent rechercher et comment obtenir de meilleurs résultats.

HSA Co-ops: City of Ottawa 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Consultation & Review (en anglais)

Join representatives from the City of Ottawa as they review the City’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness plan, now at the mid-way mark. If you have not had the opportunity to provide input, or are interested in the progress on this plan, don’t pass up on this chance to have your say!



Getting the word out: The co-op difference! 

As co-op housing members you take pride in the positive role you play in your co-op community, in your surrounding neighbourhood, and in the larger community. But it can be challenging to explain how co-ops function and why we do things the way we do. The Co-op Act, the International Co-operative

Principles, and your co-op bylaws and policies spell it all out, but they don’t make it any easier to explain the essentials to new members or people on the street! Using practical ideas and activities, we’ll talk about how you can become a strong co-op advocate—so that your members and your community understand and appreciate the co-op difference!

Parlez-en: la différence de la coopération! 

En tant que membre d’une coopérative d'habitation, vous assumez fièrement le rôle que vous jouez dans votre coopérative, dans votre quartier et dans votre communauté. Mais il peut être difficile d’expliquer comment les coopératives fonctionnent et pourquoi nous faisons les choses comme nous les faisons. La loi sur les coopératives, les principes coopératifs internationaux et les règlements et politiques de votre coopérative expliquent tout cela en détails, mais il n’est pas facile d’expliquer l’essentiel aux nouveaux membres ou à monsieur et madame Tout-le-Monde! À l'aide d'idées et d'activités pratiques, nous verrons comment vous pourrez devenir un ardent défenseur des coopératives afin que vos membres et votre communauté comprennent et apprécient la différence coopérative!

Long-term financial planning for co-op communities (en anglais)

As operating agreements and mortgages come to an end, housing co-ops have to juggle aging buildings, new-build projects and limited funds. Now more than ever, long-term planning plays a critical role in sustaining our aging co-op housing stock. We’ve developed tools and expertise to help your co-op address these needs. We’ll provide you with an in-depth look into asset and financial planning to help you ensure the long-term success and viability of our co-op buildings and communities.

The Co-operative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario (CHASEO) is a co-operation of co-ops. Our members are housing co-ops in the Eastern Ontario region, co-op staff associations and sector-related organizations.