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Welcome

The Northern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association (NACHA) is a federation of Housing Co-operatives. We provide a variety of services to our membership and to the public who are interested in finding out more about cooperative housing.

We offer a variety of information/resources including a monthly public information session that can assist families in becoming members of a housing cooperative project.

 


How to Apply to a Co-op

Some Edmonton area co-ops have very long waiting lists.  You can expect anywhere from a 3 month to 3 year wait for a vacancy.  As a result, we recommend that you inquire with the co-op that does not currently have a vacancy if they have a waiting list and how long it could take. Please be aware that not all co-ops have subsidies available.

  1. Attend a mandatory information session.
  2. Select co-ops of interest from the co-op listing.
  3. Apply to each co-op individually following their specific application process

Note: NACHA is not involved in the placement of families in its member housing co-ops.


Events

 

 

Join us online on Saturday November 26.

The NACHA GM and Fall Education Event is an opportunity for us to find out what is happening in our housing co-op community and to connect with each other. We’ve planned a day of engaging and relevant workshops that will provide you with the tools to continue building your communities and to be aware of what your co-op will need in its upcoming capital projects.

Workshops

 

Zoom Registration Link

 


Workshops

Effective Minute Taking Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom Registration

Please visit the Events page for more details

 

Board Basics Online Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Time: 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Zoom Registration

Please visit the Events page for more details

News Release

The Co-op Difference

Today, a new report comparing housing charges (rents) in co-op housing with rents in similar private market rental buildings was released. It looked at Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa between 2006 and 2021.

The report shows that rent trends in non-profit co-op housing differs dramatically from that of the private rental sector, where rents have increased nationally by 11 percent in the last year alone.

Below are the links to the media release and report.

Media Release
English / French

Report
English / French


NACHA’s Tech Support Service

NACHA’s Tech Support Service is available to assist you in hosting virtual meetings. We can create an online meeting and provide registration admin and technical support during the meeting. For more information about our service, download the Tech Services document.

Click the Google Forms link to submit a request for NACHA Tech Services.

 


Micro-Grant Application

Building Community Connections

NACHA’s Building Community Connections Micro-Grant is available to our housing co-op members to assist them in building a connection with their members. NACHA’s goal is to support any event or project that helps the co-op community members to feel connected. The objective is to promote mental and physical well-being, build connection and belonging, and to combat isolation due to COVID-19.

Click the Google Forms link to submit a request for Building Community Connections: Micro-Grant Application.

 


Offers

NACHA/Telus Partner Program

 

The NACHA/TELUS Partner Program is available to all housing co-op members. The program  provides enhanced offers, savings, and customer service.

You can find more details about the program here.

 


Telus PureFibre Upgrade

Is your internet too slow? What can you do to make it faster? One option to improve internet services is via Telus’ PureFibre technology. We know that sounds like a great idea but what’s the cost the co-op. That’s the beauty of the offer, Telus will absorb 100% of the cost.

To help you make a decision we have provided you with a variety of information.  You can find all the details here.

If your co-op is interested, consider inviting a Telus representative to your Board Meeting to answer any questions you may have.

 


NACHA Strategic Plan at a Glance

At the 2019 NACHA General Meeting and Fall Education Event we released the NACHA 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan.  You can take a look at the main points of the Strategic Plan here.

 


NACHA’s Response to COVID-19

Due to the concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we thought it was prudent to cancel our events that were scheduled to take place in March and April 2020. For more information about our response, please review our communication.

We will update this site as new information is available, so please check periodically and stay safe.

Visit the COVID-19 Co-op Resource Page for additional information


Job Opportunites

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