Events

2021 NACHA/SACHA Goldeye Conference

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

We invite you to join us at the 2021 Virtual Annual Goldeye Conference where you will find out what SACHA, NACHA, and CHF Canada directors have been up over the past year.

The morning will be filled with guest speakers and the chance to connect and share with fellow co-op members in Alberta and across Canada. This year’s keynote year’s address will be delivered by Santosh Kumar who will be speaking to the 2021 co-op theme: Rebuilding Better Together. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and conversation and we look forward to gathering with you.

WORKSHOPS

Equip Your Co-op to Deal with Difficult Issues
Rebuilding Community Post-Pandemic: Practical Tools to get Started

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 + GST per attendee
Youth (Members aged 35 and Under): $37.50 + GST per attendee
Non-Members: $100 + GST per attendee

The maximum cost is $150 per housing co-op so we are encouraging you to send more than two members.

The registration fee includes the Plenary and one workshop.

Join us for this great learning and networking event!

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Download Instructions: How to Register for Goldeye


Board Basics Workshop

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Board of Directors are responsible for managing the business of the co-op. It sounds simple, but a co-op’s success or failure as a business and as a community depends on a competent board. Good directors are the cornerstone of good governance.

This 3-hour comprehensive workshop is ideal for both seasoned members of the Board and those considering Board service. Guided by best practices of principled leadership, participants will learn everything they need to know to immediately make a valuable contribution as a Board member.

When you complete this workshop, you will be able to:

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Effective Minute Taking Workshop

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Does the thought of taking minutes make you want to hide? Meeting minutes are critical to the success of any business meeting, but the task of writing them can be daunting. This 2.5-hour workshop is designed to assist individuals in taking meeting minutes that are accurate, concise, and complete. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the tools to produce minutes, which is a valuable record for your housing co-operative, whether it’s committee or board meeting minutes. We’ll cover the following:

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PIPA Workshop

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) applies to all co-operative housing organizations for the protection of personal information and to provide a right of access to an individual’s own personal information.

Are you aware of your co-operative’s legal requirements for PIPA? What do your own co-op’s by-laws state for privacy education and the Personal Information Protection Act?

This 3 hour plain language workshop will cover the following:

 

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Past Events

Art Clay Silver Class!

Saturday Jan 23
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

This class will introduce you to the world of Metal Clay, which comes in many forms, Silver, Bronze and Copper. We will:

You will take the Clay and form it, shape it, and let it dry. The next step is takin you through the process of firing the clay to transform it into Pure Silver (99.9). Once the clay is pure silver, we walk you thru the process of cleaning the silver to make your creation shine.

Check it out at Metalclayalchemist.com

Visit EventBrite to Register

 

This event is sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross. We will continue to find new ways to stay connected while physically distancing. We are totally open to suggestions for future events and virtual gatherings.

 


PIPA Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) applies to all co-operative housing organizations for the protection of personal information and to provide a right of access to an individual’s own personal information.

Are you aware of your co-operative’s legal requirements for PIPA? What do your own co-op’s by-laws state for privacy education and the Personal Information Protection Act?

This 2 hour plain language workshop will cover the following:

 

Visit Eventbrite to Register

 


Board Basics Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Board of Directors are responsible for managing the business of the co-op. It sounds simple, but a co-op’s success or failure as a business and as a community depends on a competent board. Good directors are the cornerstone of good governance.

This 3-hour comprehensive workshop is ideal for both seasoned members of the Board and those considering Board service. Guided by best practices of principled leadership, participants will learn everything they need to know to immediately make a valuable contribution as a Board member.

When you complete this workshop, you will be able to:

 

Visit Eventbrite to Register

 


Effective Minute Taking Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Does the thought of taking minutes make you want to hide? Meeting minutes are critical to the success of any business meeting, but the task of writing them can be daunting. This 3-hour workshop is designed to assist individuals in taking meeting minutes that are accurate, concise, and complete. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the tools to produce minutes, which is a valuable record for your housing co-operative, whether it’s committee or board meeting minutes. We’ll cover the following:

 

Visit Eventbrite to Register

 


 

Virtual Cooking Class 2!

Saturday, March 27
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We are inviting you to join us for another cooking experience with Chef Rylan Klause from NAIT. It doesn’t matter what cooking experience you have, Chef Krause will explain each step of the cooking process so please sign up and enjoy a fabulous cooking and social experience (Limit 27 people).

We recommend setting out all of your ingredients “mise en place” before the class and then tune in via zoom and follow along with Chef Krause.

For more information about Chef Krause, please check out his Bio.

MENU

Appetizer

Cheese Board
Artisanal cheese | fruit preserves

Entrée

Arugula Pesto Roast Chicken Thighs
Lemon Butter
Smashed Baby Potatoes
Roasted Garlic and Dill Aioli
Crispy Fried Capers

After the cooking is done, enjoy your meal and socialize with us.

Ingredients

During the first week in March, you will be provided with instructions on how to pick-up your ingredients from Ernest’s at NAIT (available for pick-up the day before the class). NAIT will prepare everything you need (all cooking ingredients and seasoning) to follow along with Ernest’s Executive Chef, Rylan Krause in a 2-hour live cooking session.

Visit Eventbrite to Register

 

This event is sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross. We will continue to find new ways to stay connected while physically distancing. We are totally open to suggestions for future events and virtual gatherings.

 


Virtual Paint Dance Night 2!

Friday Feb 5
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Make Paint Dance offers a twist on regular paint nights. They have an in house DJ that will make you want to dance while you are painting. And while you take a break for your creation to dry they have a choreographer to teach you a few amazing dance moves. Don’t forget about their artist that will guide you step by step throughout your painting. They promise that by the end of it you won’t believe what you have achieved.

Join us on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm for an evening of painting and dancing with co-op friends. Paint-kit included with registration. We’ll send you everything you will need to paint from home via zoom. Ticket sales end at NOON: February 3, 2021.

For those who may benefit from a tablet and stand, please contact info@nacha.ca to inquire about our loaner program.

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Virtual Cooking Class!

Tuesday Dec 1
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

We are inviting you to join us for a new cooking experience with Chef Rylan Klause from NAIT. It doesn’t matter what cooking experience you have, Chef Krause will explain each step of the cooking process so please sign up and enjoy a fabulous cooking and social experience (Limit 20 people).

We recommend setting out all of your ingredients “mise en place” before the class and then tune in via zoom and follow along with Chef Krause.

For more information about Chef Krause, please check out his Bio.

MENU

Appetizer

Beef Tenderloin Meatballs

marinara | grana padano | focaccia bread crumbs

Entrée

Chicken Milanese

broccolini | arugula salad | lemon butter

After the cooking is done, enjoy your meal and socialize with us.

Ingredients

Upon signing up for this special virtual culinary session, you will be provided with instructions on how to pick-up your ingredients from Ernest’s at NAIT (available for pick-up the day before the class). NAIT will prepare everything you need (all cooking ingredients and seasoning) to follow along with Ernest’s Executive Chef, Rylan Krause in a 2-hour live cooking session.

This interactive culinary session is sponsored by a grant from the Canadian Red Cross. We want everyone to have an opportunity to try something new with co-op friends. Superstore gift cards, supplies and loaner tablets are available for those who need it.


 

 

2020 NACHA GENERAL MEETING

Saturday Dec 5
9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Image: Courtesy of Freepik

 

You are invited to take part in our 2020 General Meeting. Each housing co-ops will need to appoint a Delegate who will vote on their behalf to:

* Only Class “A” Members in Good Standing may vote to elect new Board of Directors. (NACHA Bylaws 6.1)

NACHA members are entitled to register one voting delegate and one alternate.

Participants can represent only one co-op/organization as a voting delegate. As long as the co-op has registered a Delegate and an Alternate any additional co-op member or staff may attend the event as Observers.

Co-ops and other groups that are not yet members of NACHA are also welcome to attend.

There are no fees to attend the Business Meeting.

Click to download Resolution Form


Proposed NACHA Budget 2021
NACHA Budget Notes


Kids Holiday Cookie Baking Class

Saturday Dec 12
10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

 

Kids ages 6-12 will learn how to make Christmas Cookies by following along with our professional chef Tracy Mulligan, during an online zoom session.

In this class the kids will learn how to read a recipe as they will be making two cookies:

They will learn how to make two delicious treats and share what they’ve learned with their family. Chef Mulligan will take them through a step-by-step process and help them along the way to the finished product. They will also get to choose how they would like to decorate or what sprinkles they would like based on their own supply. This will be a fun and interactive time of baking.

Once you register for the virtual class, you will be sent an email confirmation with instructions on how to sign onto the Zoom class. We will send an email on December 9 that will include the recipes, equipment required, and ingredient list.

Although classes are designed for children, Chef Tracy highly recommends that children are supervised since the course requires the use of the oven.

This interactive culinary session is sponsored by a grant from the Canadian Red Cross. We want everyone to have an opportunity to try something new with co-op friends.

Virtual Paint Dance Night!

Friday Nov 27
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Social distancing has kept us apart for far too long. NACHA is offering you a way to get together and have fun on a Friday night.

Make Paint Dance!

Make Paint Dance offers a twist on regular paint nights. They have an in house DJ that will make you want to dance while you are painting. And while you take a break for your creation to dry they have a choreographer to teach you a few amazing dance moves. Don’t forget about their artist that will guide you step by step throughout your painting. They promise that by the end of it you won’t believe what you have achieved.

Join us on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 7pm for an evening of painting and dancing with co-op friends. Paint-kit included with registration. We’ll send you everything you will need to paint from home via zoom.

For those who may benefit from a tablet and stand, please contact info@nacha.ca to inquire about our loaner program.

Virtual Pierogi Cooking Class

Saturday Nov 21
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registration Closed

 

 

Learn to make authentic Ukrainian pierogi from scratch! Join Darlene Germin and her mom (we’ll call her Baba) for an interactive virtual cooking class on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10am.

No fancy gadgets required. All you will need are a rolling pin, biscuit cutter (or drinking glass) to cut the circles of dough, some parchment paper and cookie sheets/pans to put your finished pierogi on to freeze or boil. Please download the list of ‘tools’ and the recipes so that you have them to reference during the live class (and after).

We recommend setting out all of your ingredients “mise en place” before the class and then tune in via zoom and follow along with Chef Darlene and Chef Baba.

The free interactive cooking class is sponsored by a grant from the Canadian Red Cross. We want everyone to have an opportunity to try something new with co-op friends. Superstore gift cards, supplies and loaner tablets are available for those who need it.

 


2019 NACHA GENERAL MEETING AND FALL EDUCATION EVENT

 

You are invited to take part in our 2019 General Meeting and Fall Education Event. Housing co-ops will need to appoint a Delegate who will vote on their behalf to:

What You Can Expect at the Meeting:

* Only Class “A” Members in Good Standing may vote to elect a new Board of Directors. (NACHA Bylaws 6.1)

Register Now

 

WORKSHOPS

         

NACHA members are entitled to register one voting delegate and one alternate.

Participants can represent only one co-op/organization as a voting delegate. As long as the co-op has registered a Delegate and an Alternate any additional co-op member or staff may attend the event as Observers.

Co-ops and other groups that are not yet members of NACHA are also welcome to attend. The registration fee includes the business meeting, one workshop, lunch, and refreshments.

Join us for this great learning and networking event!  To register please visit Eventbrite.

Workshop Facilitator Bios

 

REGISTRATION FEES

MEMBERS
Delegate: $120

Alternate: $100

Observers: $90

Workshop Only: $90

NON-MEMBERS
Full-Day – $200

Workshop Only – $150

DISCOUNTS
Early Bird Discount (For Members Only)

Save $10 per registrant if you register on or before the Early Bird deadline.

Deadline: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

PAYMENT
NACHA will invoice your co-op/organization after the event and will apply the discount on your invoice.

CANCELLATION
Cancellations received prior to the registration deadline (November 19) will be subject to a $25 administration fee. There is no charge to change the name of your delegate or other participants. However, if you need to change the name, please send an email to info@nacha.ca with the required details for the new registrant. Workshops with fewer than 10 people registered may be canceled.

 


Thank You for Joining Us for Cookout Among Co-operatives

In the spirit of connection and collaboration, NACHA hosted our second annual Cookout Among Co-operatives on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 a field day and BBQ to bring together our co-operative members.

We had so much fun getting to know our co-operative members, we ate delicious food, enjoyed live music and entertainment, participated in crafts, played games and jumped on a couple of awesome bouncy castles!  Thank you so much for joining us and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Stay tuned for our Save the Date for Cookout Among Co-operatives 2020!