Cannabis Legalization: What Social Housing Providers Need to Know

A webinar, presented on April 18, 2018
Speakers: Celia Chandler, Partner, Iler Campbell LLP & Brian Laur, Director, Insurance Services, Housing Services Corporation

You can hear about:
– the Canadian legislation, government plans and timelines for legalization
– the areas of obligations- human rights, tenant/member & buildings
– property management issues (community, property damage, costs and liability)
– property risk management implications
– practical measures for managing risk

This is a previously recorded webinar.

https://share.hscorp.ca/news-article/cannabis-legalization-what-social-housing-providers-need-to-know/

Greener Co-op Microgrants

CHF Canada is now accepting applications for 2018 microgrants for projects that help support the environment. CHF Canada accepts grant requests for $500 to $4,000. Successful recipients will receive a single payment after submitting receipts and a final project report.
Examples:
– composting, community gardens, rain barrels
– planting trees
– safe and secure bike and carrier storage
– lighting upgrades
– energy audits
– viability studies for projects like roof gardens or grey-water harvesting

What does the grant cover?
– materials, supplies and equipment
– contractor or consultant fees

What isn’t covered?
– members’ labour
– co-op staff wages
– normal co-op operating costs
– ongoing costs associated with maintaining the project after completion

If you are interested, talk to your neighbours, the Maintenance Committee,  the Landscape Committee, or the Board!

For the application form and to see more details, especially projects funded in the past, see
https://chfcanada.coop/about-us/awards-grants-and-scholarships/greener-co-op-microgrants/

Rent Supplement Program Guide

The Agency for Co-operative Housing is in charge of the rent-geared-to-income program (rent supplement). This 2017 pamphlet  is fairly technical and includes eligibility, occupancy standards, calculations, over-housing and more.


Also available online on their website:
http://agency-public.coop/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Rent_Supp_Program_Guide_ON_Sept2017-EN.pdf