Co-op Housing in the News

  22 April 2022

Following the release of the federal budget on April 7, there has been a flurry of articles and analysis on what the announced investments means to co-operative housing.

Additionally, Victoria City Council‘s recent bold decision generated much excitement in the community housing sector.

Here is a selection of some of this coverage.

Federal Budget

Canada renewing its commitment to co-op housing with major investment, federal minister says

New investment in co-op housing largest in 30 years: Ahmed Hussen

Baneet Braich, CBC News, Apr 19, 2022

Federal budget throws the languishing co-op housing sector a lifeline

But given the scale of Canada’s affordability challenge some hope it’s just the beginning of something bigger.

Shane Dingman, Globe & Mail, April 20, 2022

Canada’s massive housing gap demands government intervention

Opinion: Will Ottawa’s $14-billion injection to fast-track affordable housing construction, more rentals and co-ops, even a tax-free saving account for first-time buyers, solve this crisis?

Miro Cernetig, The Vancouver Sun, April 21, 2022 

Canadian government to embark on a $500m co-op house-building spree

Ministers says 6,000 new units will be constructed under the biggest investment in co-op housing for 20 years.

Anca Voinea, Co-op News, April 22, 2022



Victoria council streamlines approval process for affordable housing

“It was very heartwarming to see the community come together on this bold policy approach,” Victoria mayor says.

Pedro Arrais, Times Colonist, April 16, 2022

Co-op Housing

A Co-op Solution to the Housing Crisis

Co-operatives are a cost-effective, proven way to create stable, affordable housing, but we aren’t supporting them.

Margaret Kohn, The Conversation, April 19, 2022

Why Can’t We Build Like It’s the 1970s?

Between 1973 and 1994, Canada built 16,000 affordable homes a year. Why can’t we do that now?

Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, April 22, 2022