Buddy Up! — Digital Tools for Sharing Knowledge and Building Capacity among Members in Housing Cooperatives

Sep 10, 2020

Project

Buddy Up! — Digital Tools for Sharing Knowledge and Building Capacity among Members in Housing Cooperatives

Parent Organization

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

Grant

Sectoral Impact Projects- Sector Transformation Fund

Territory

British Columbia

Amount

$220,000
Brief
The project aims to develop a platform for housing cooperative members that connects needs to resources, facilitates strong and supportive relationships, and provides a vessel for digitizing and sharing knowledge both within individual housing cooperatives and across the sector. This tool is designed to keep the movement in tune with modern means of communication and adapt to evolving social interaction practices. Thus, keeping housing communities as places that help overcome social isolation, disengagement, and dependency. It will provide the members with opportunities to meet each other, share knowledge, and organize initiatives in their neighborhoods. Members with low computer literacy skills will be testing the platform during the development phase. Once the platform is up and running in BC and following the motto of ‘’Knowledge Shared is Knowledge Squared’’, the organization has plans to make it available in coops all over the country.

Partners 

Cooperative Housing Federation of British Columbia

British Columbia Cooperative Association

Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Enhance the capacity of your local organisation to provide affordable housing in a better way.

Sectoral Impact Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing.

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Tenant engagement projects that aim to involve tenants in housing decisions that impact them and in defining services.

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