The GHCHF is a member-based, democratic, non-profit
organization which acts as a collective voice for housing co-ops and
associated organizations in the Hamilton / Niagara Regions.
The GHCHF is financed by annual member dues, fees for
services, revenue sharing with CHF Canada, and contracts for special
The Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation
currently has 50 members: 47 Housing Co-operatives, 2 Service
Managers, and 1 Staff association. We also have 5 associate, non-
We have 9 Directors, 7 elected by our housing co-op
members, 1 nominated by the Property Management Companies and 1
elected by the Staff Association.
Member co-ops can send delegates to our Member's
meetings and our Annual Member's Meeting held each January.
The federation was founded in 1986 as the Co-operative
Housing Federation of Hamilton and, in 1994, changed its name to The
Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation to better reflect its
expansion to include member co-ops throughout the Niagara Peninsula.
The following Mission Statement
has been established:
The GHCHF provides management, consultation and
educational services to co-op members and co-ordinates political
lobbying at all levels of government. In addition, we provide a
resource library, co-ordinated "bulk purchasing", financial
services, staff resources and consulting. A newsletter is published
and an update with time-sensitive information is emailed to members
when needed. A neutral chair service is also available for difficult