The first resolution members will be voting on at the 2023 CHF Canada national business meeting promotes co-op action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Co-op 2030 Vision.
Here is the text of the resolution that CHF Canada delegates will be voting on:
RESOLUTION 1: Promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Co-op 2030 Vision
Submitted by: Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
Contact: Coral Hetherington, Chair, Resolutions Committee, CHF Canada email@example.com
- THAT CHF Canada take action to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;
- THAT CHF Canada encourage suppliers and members to take similar action to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;
- THAT these actions be shared through Co-op 2030 pledges and reported where possible using standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative;
- AND THAT CHF Canada Board of Directors amend our Environmental Code of Practice policy in support of this resolution.
OUR REASONS FOR THIS RESOLUTION ARE:
- CHF Canada members adopted a resolution in 2017 to join the International Co-operative Alliance in acknowledging the power of co-operatives to achieve the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of seventeen objectives designed to be a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
- Co-operative principles and the work of the co-operative housing sector contribute to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals in many areas such as Quality Education, Good Health and Wellbeing, Zero Hunger, and Climate Action. Co-ops for 2030 is an opportunity for housing co-operatives to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals, commit to pledges to achieve these goals and report their progress which demonstrates the sector’s positive impact.
- The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Co-op 2030 Vision are aligned with one of the international co-operative principles of concern for community. This means co-operatives are dedicated to the sustainable development of their communities.
- CHF Canada’s Policy 1.2.5: Environmental Code of Practice was recently reviewed by the Board of Directors and updated to align with this resolution.
WE THINK THAT THIS WILL COST:
Funding for CHF Canada’s Member Services, Education, Communications and Advocacy activities have been included in the 2023 and 2024 operating budgets.
Download a PDF of this resolution
CHF BC Amendment
CHF BC will be proposing the following amendment to the resolution:
THAT CHF Canada call on the federal government and the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion to fund and launch without further delay the new Co-operative Housing Development Program first promised in the 2022 federal budget;
As a co-op member, you have a say. Encourage your co-op delegate to review the 2023 Resolutions package on CHF Canada’s Annual Meeting event site, and be ready to vote June 17. If you or your co-ops delegate are not able to be in Ottawa, you can particifpate virtually at the business meeting.
Co-ops for 2030
The Co-ops for 2030 campaign encourages co-ops to pledge toward one or more of the17 goals that are most relevant for co-ops. These include reducing experiences of poverty, promoting equality, and climate action.
In 2017, CHF Canada members passed a resolution supporting the UN SDGs. The resolution also encourages members and sector partners to participate in the Co-ops for 2030 Campaign organized by the International Co-operative Alliance.
This year’s resolution updates this commitment, and commits CHF Canada to more sustainable practices, and annual pledges and reporting for the Co-ops for 2030 Campaign.
Co-ops of all kind are pledging commitments to advance towards the UN SDGs in action areas that include:
- Protecting the environment
- Improving access to goods and services
- Building a more sustainable food system
- Eradicating poverty
This resolution also supports this year’s theme of the International Day of Co-operatives (observed on the first Saturday in July) is “Co-operatives: partners for accelerated sustainable development.” The celebration marks the 29th International Day of Cooperatives recognized by the United Nations and the 101st International Cooperative Day.