Recent Events

March, 2017

IMG_0325In March of 2017, CHDG hosted our fourth annual learning symposium.  This event explored partnerships between housing co-ops and their municipalities as well as looking at housing co-op development across Canada.

Workshop – Housing cooperatives as a Municipal Partner

Workshop – Co-op Tour Presentation


May, 2016

In May of 2016 the CHDG hosted a full day learning event focusing on actual development of housing co-ops.  Topics discussed were:  Financing Member Shares, Tax Increment Financing, the Co-op Loans Guarantee Board and a panel discussion on Mixing Market and Affordable Units – Challenges and Opportunities.  We wish to express our sincere appreciation to our knowledgeable presenters:  Nigel Mohammed (Assiniboine Credit Union), Shirley Lord (Old Grace Housing Co-op), Blair Hamilton (Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada), Dave Dessens (City of Winnipeg), Karl Falk (DSI Tandem Co-op Resources), Sandra Hardy (Old Grace Housing Co-op), David Gawthrop (Village Canadien Housing Co-op), Harry Finnigan (Gas Station Arts Centre).

Workshop – Share Financing CHDG

TIF and Other Incentives

Workshop – Gas Station Arts Centre

Workshop – Old Grace CHDG presentation


May, 2015

IMG_0327On Thursday, May 21, 2015, CHDG was pleased to present a full afternoon / evening symposium featuring Keynote Speaker Murray Guy of Integrated Design.  Additional workshops included an update from Manitoba Housing and Community Development on the Cooperative Housing Strategy, a facilitated discussion on share structures and offering statements, an overview of CHDG and a Q and A on Integrated Project Delivery.

Agenda and registration form


May, 2014

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, thanks to our friends at Old Grace Housing Co-op, we were pleased to host a discussion with Rob Dumont who spoke about high efficiency multi-family buildings for cold climates – lessons learned from Prairie climate buildings.


February 28 – March 1, 2014

The second annual Learning Symposium:  “Innovation & Adaptation”

The full day event, was a mutual learning event meant to be a hands-on, facilitated exploration of policy and practice options that can advance the cooperative housing sector in Manitoba.  It featured a Keynote Address with Brian Scott of Communitas who spoke about “Station Pointe Green – Green Financing and Design”.  Additional workshops included Addressing the Equity Gap, Finance, Equity and Housing Cooperatives, an update on the Cooperative Housing Strategy Development by Manitoba Housing and Community Development and a Q and A about the structure of CHDG.

On Saturday morning, a companion event was held with a panel discussion entitled Breaking the Mold – New Look Housing Co-ops.

Symposium Agenda



September, 2012

On September 28, 2012, we held our first ever Learning Symposium entitled “A Symposium For New Solutions – A Cross-Sector Dialogue”

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