About

The Community Housing Transformation Centre (The Centre) is a new pan-Canadian non-profit organization.

We believe everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home. We’re working towards a more entrepreneurial and economically viable model of community housing – one that will serve the needs of Canadians now and in the future.

The Centre

We were founded in 2018 by a network of organizations that represent and serve the needs of Canada’s community housing sector.

Our founding partners recognized the opportunity to leverage existing expertise, networks, and resources within our sector to drive transformation, sustainability and growth.

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Our mission

The Community Housing Transformation Centre (The Centre) works with housing organizations across Canada to drive transformation, sustainability and growth in community housing. By working together, we can stabilize and grow the community housing sector to meet the needs of Canadians now and in the future.

 

Programs and services

We’re in the start-up phase. Our programs and services will expand in response to needs and opportunities in the sector.

Our services include:

  • Resource centre – this searchable database of technical support, tools and other resources connect community housing organizations to proven solutions.
  • Funding – we deliver funding under two funds:

We’re bringing together the expertise, resources and promising practices from across the sector in one place. Collectively, we can be a catalyst for transformation by:

  • Helping housing providers find solutions to their challenges.
  • Identifying gaps and collaborating on solutions.
  • Finding promising transformative practices to study and scale up.

 

Funding

We’re funded by the National Housing Strategy.

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  • CMHC
  • NHS

Partners

Our partners represent and serve the needs of Canada’s community housing sector. We welcome new partners — contact us if you’re interested.

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British Columbia Non – Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA)

BCNPHA is the association of non – profit housing providers in British Columbia. BCNPHA represents 434 non – profit housing providers (a total of 44,107 units) as well as one government provider with approximately 7,000 units. BCNPHA provides its services, programs, and resources to member and non – member providers throughout the province.

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Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA)

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association has 333 members including social housing provide r s, non – profit organizations, municipalities, all provincial/territorial housing departments, individuals, and businesses. CHRA, through its Indigenous Caucus, works together for better housing for northern, rural, and urban First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples.

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Confédération québécoise des coopératives d’habitation (CQCH)

Confédération québécoise des coopératives d’habitation is the voice for co-op housing in Quebec. There are approximately 1,300 housing co-ops in Quebec and more than 30,000 units. CQCH provides asset management planning, financial viability and energy sustainability assistance, and governance support to co-ops throughout Quebec in both official languages.

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Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada)

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada is the unified voice of housing co-ops across Canada. CHF Canada represents over 900 housing co-ops, approximately 92,000 units, and a quarter of a million Canadians. CHF Canada provides asset management, insurance, co-op support, education, and advocacy in every province and territory.

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Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC)

The Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia has 249 member co-ops with 13,540 co-op homes across British Columbia. CHF BC provides asset management planning, access to preferential financing, and commercial services, as well as education programs and advocacy for its members.

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Housing Services Corporation (HSC)

Housing Services Corporation provides programs and services to Ontario’s affordable housing sector to sustain and preserve the building asset. Among HSC’s focuses are energy services to improve building efficiency and energy conservation, insurance and risk management, and asset management.

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Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA)

The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association represents more than 700 non-profit housing providers. ONPHA’s members house more than 400,000 people in 170,000 homes in 220 Ontario communities. ONPHA fills knowledge gaps through its original research and analysis. ONPHA provides education resources and provider support to its members.

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Réseau Québécois des organismes sans but lucratif d’habitation (RQOH)

Réseau québécois des OSBL d’habitation represents non-profit housing providers in Quebec. RQOH’s membership reach totals 942 providers and 38,915 units. RQOH provides technical services, an insurance program, and serves an advocacy role for its members.

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The Agency for Co-operative Housing (The Agency)

The Agency for Co-operative Housing is the not-for-profit administrator of federal co-operative housing programs in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and PEI, under agreement with CMHC. The Agency – among other responsibilities – reviews co-ops’ financials, approves replacement-reserve plans, and assists co-ops in difficulty.

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