The team, the board of directors and members
Consult the list of people at the heart of the Centre’s action as well as the list of member organizations of the Centre.
The board of directors
Christina Maes Nino
Our team brings together energetic and enthusiastic individuals who believe in the right to housing, the importance of supporting co-operatives and housing NPOs, and the opportunity to engage tenants to enable them to make informed choices about housing.
Our members represent and serve the needs of Canada’s community-housing sector.
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.
The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association has 333 members including social housing providers, non–profit organizations, municipalities, all provincial/territorial housing departments, individuals, and businesses. CHRA, through its Indigenous Caucus, also works together for better housing for northern, rural, and urban First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples.
The Confédération québécoise des coopératives d’habitation is the voice for co-op housing in Québec. There are approximately 1,300 housing co-ops in Québec and more than 30,000 units. The CQCH provides asset-management planning, financial viability and energy sustainability assistance and governance support to co-ops throughout Québec in both of Canada’s official languages.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
The Réseau québécois des OSBL d’habitation represents non-profit housing providers in Québec. The RQOH’s membership reach totals 942 providers and 38,915 units. It provides technical services and an insurance program as well as serving in an advocacy role for its members.
The Agency for Co-operative Housing is the not-for-profit administrator of federal co-operative housing programs in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and P.E.I. under agreement with CMHC. The Agency—among other responsibilities—reviews co-ops’ financials, approves replacement-reserve plans and assists co-ops in difficulty.