Golden Horseshoe

Co-operative Housing Federation

GHCHF Workshops

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What is a Co-op?

Learn what a co-op is and how it operates
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Cost Cutters

Great benefits & savings for all GHCHF members
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Meeting Support

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Resources & Links

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Serving Co-ops in the Golden Horseshoe Region

Since 1986

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the land on which the federation serves is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Metis, and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples.

This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the ’’Dish With One Spoon Wampum” agreement. It is also known as Region nine (9) of the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Today this gathering place continues to be home for First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples and this acknowledgement reminds us that our standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous peoples.

Who We Are

The GHCHF is a Co-operative, democratic, non-profit organization which acts as a collective voice for housing co-ops and associated organizations in the Hamilton / Niagara Regions.

  • represent co-operative housing to governments and the general public.
  • promote the co-operative housing movement and co-op principles in the Hamilton / Niagara Regions.
  • share skills and information within the co-operative housing community.
  • promote relevant education within the Federation to members and non-members.

Our Mission

To serve Golden Horseshoe CHF member housing co-ops with principled guidance, education and advocacy

Our Vision

Successful Housing Co-ops through supportive leadership

How Do Co-ops Work?

Providing Governance & Leadership To:

Co-op Units
Total Members

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GHCHF Diversity Scholarship Application

The application period is now open!

Programs Offered By GHCHF

Benefits of Membership

Diversity Scholarship

Are you eligible to apply for a GHCHF Diversity Scholarship? Find out how the Diversity Scholarships Program works and how you can apply.

Co-op Cost Cutters

Co-op Cost Cutters is a buying program with a wide variety of products and services that every co-op can use. The program saves co-ops time and money.

Winter Workshops

Workshops learning programs

Check out our Winter Workshops and make your selections. Annual General Meeting on Saturday January 28, 2023 – more info to come.

Co-op Young Leaders

This week-long camp brings young people together from all across Ontario to learn about, and practice, communication and leadership skills.