Printed December 15, 2022
CHF Canada’s Training Program had a busy fall! We held regional fall schooling occasions in individual for the primary time in three years, and we collaborated on a Nationwide Educators’ Convention.
Regional fall occasions
Regional federations efficiently held each digital and in-person schooling occasions this fall for housing co-ops. CHF Canada holds occasions in areas of the nation that wouldn’t have a regional federation.
Six occasions have been held in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northeastern and Southwestern Ontario and Nova Scotia, with individuals travelling from throughout every area to attend. (Sadly, Hurricane Fiona cancelled an occasion in PEI.) Members and facilitators alike have been excited to be collectively in individual once more.
Every occasion included time for networking to share concepts with members and workers in different co-ops. The workshops supplied coated a variety of subjects related for co-ops within the area. And city corridor occasions supplied alternatives to discover new concepts and focus on our future.
Members advised us it was an “superior expertise” that was “nicely definitely worth the drive, with a lot of helpful ideas.” Some loved “networking with board members from different co-ops”; city corridor contributors appreciated “the nice group participation with a lot of dialogue”.
The workshops are the principle function of those occasions, and contributors appreciated the preparation and presentation:
- “Every part was introduced with no nonsense and in clear language.”
- “You took a tough matter and made it extra approachable.”
- “Actually nice facilitator – informative, pleasant, participating.”
Training is a necessary funding in housing co-op governance and a co-operative precept. Elections lead to new board administrators who want entry to schooling to efficiently fulfil their duties. It’s gratifying to have new contributors inform us, “As a brand new board member, this workshop was very informative and attention-grabbing” and “I’m very glad I got here”.
The Educators Convention was a collaboration with regional co-op housing federations and the Group Housing Transformation Centre. Held in November, it was an expert growth occasion for housing co-op sector educators to share and develop new expertise and trade concepts and information.
“It was very highly effective having that many passionate co-operators in a single area,” stated Sophie Cooper, CHF Canada’s Program Supervisor, Training Providers. “I’m very optimistic that our housing co-op members will see the constructive results of a re-skilled, re-inspired, extra reflective and confidence-boosted pool of educators.”
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the working group that made the occasion a hit: Ayanna Inniss, Sophie Taylor, Mary Ann Hannant, Sophie Cooper and Deirdre Bain.
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