About

The Community Housing Management Network was founded by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada in May of 2009.  The Network was established to help co-ops in difficulty and to fill gaps in local management services.  The Network now provides day-to-day management services to over 40 co-operatives and non-profit housing providers in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

It has been our pleasure to serve our clients and we look forward to many years of providing dedicated professional service.

The Network’s Governance Structure

The Community Housing Management Network is a Co-operative Incorporated under the Federal Canada Co-operatives Act.

The Network is governed by a five-member board:

  • Tim Ross, Executive Director, CHF Canada
  • Colleen Ewart, appointed by the Ontario Council
  • Laird Hunter, appointed by the Network Board
  • Erin Hancock, appointed by the CHF Canada Board
  • Kathi Zarfas, appointed by the CHF Canada Board

Words are Failing Me

The need to make a difference cannot and should not be ignored.

The tragic and unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others in recent weeks and months has been at the forefront of all our minds.

At the Network, we believe that everyone deserves to live free of systematic oppression and racialized violence. We believe that acknowledging this is a crucial part of being a good ally and we stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, members and community.

As an organization, knowledge and acknowledgement represent the cornerstone of our ability to make a difference.

We have engaged the assistance of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) to deal not only with the emotion of these horrific tragedies, but to learn about invoking change. 

Now is the time to listen, learn, speak up, and encourage each other to do better – to be better. Let’s learn and reflect upon ourselves, those around us and our ability to inspire change.

The Network