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Over 800 co‑operators meet in Ottawa for 2000 AGM
Over 800 housing co‑operators gathered in Ottawa May 17–21 for the Co‑operative Housing Federation of Canada’s annual meeting.
“It was very impressive,” said first-time delegate Vanessa Mackenzie from Vancouver’s Paloma Housing Co‑operative. “It was great to realize that this is a huge movement and we do make a difference. It was very empowering to see everyone working together and talking about the resolutions.”
Delegates from across Canada were welcomed warmly by local volunteers in bright orange T-shirts. Thanks to the local federation, the Co‑operative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario (CHASEO), local meeting co-ordinator Ann Marie Martins, and all the individuals who worked so hard to make the meeting a success.
Downtown Toronto’s Bleecker Street Co‑operative Homes did well at the AGM, winning both the Award for Management Excellence from the Federal Co‑operative Housing Stabilization Fund and CHF Canada’s own Jim MacDonald Award for Social Change.
Glenn Haddrell, CHF Canada’s first executive director, received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Co‑operative Housing from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
The next AGM is in June 2001 in Victoria, British Columbia.
See the July 2000 issue of Newsbriefs (pdf) for all the AGM details.
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