Category: Co-op News

18 Jul 2018

CCOC Seeking Finance Director

Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation is looking for a dynamic professional to lead their Finance Department.

CCOC is a community-based, tenant and member directed, non-profit housing organization whose mission is to create, maintain and promote housing for low and moderate income people. CCOC, and their sister corporation Cahdco are going through an exciting period of growth and re-imagination. If you’re the kind of leader who thrives in times of change, CCOC wants to hear from you!

The Finance Director provides strategic management of accounting and finance functions, ensures the long term prosperity of the Corporation and oversees the property management and accounting information system. They advise on matters relating to CCOC’s finances and regulatory reporting and support budgeting, financial planning and general administration. They manage the Finance Department and supervise finance and accounting staff.

Download a complete job description: https://ccochousing.org/about-us/careers-with-ccoc/

Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation:
$75,000 to $95,000 per year with benefits including OMERS pension (compensation currently under review).
Application deadline:
5:00 pm Thursday, August 2, 2018
Forward résumé and cover letter by email to hiring@ccochousing.org quoting the job title in the subject line. Your cover letter should specifically address how you meet the education, experience, competencies and skills listed in the job description.
Interviews will take place on August 9th and 10th.

12 Jul 2018

Birchwood Meadow Seeking Manager

NOTICE OF PERMANENT POSITION HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE MANAGER

Birchwood Meadow Housing Co-Operative is seeking to fill the full-time, permanent position of manager of a 70 unit housing co-operative in Ottawa, Ontario.

Reporting to the co-op’s board of directors, the manager’s job is to oversee and be accountable for the management of the co-op’s operations. Duties will include:

  • managing the co-op’s finances
  • developing and implementing an overall property maintenance and repair program
  • ensuring that the co-op meets its legal obligations
  • developing and implementing a strategy to maintain full occupancy of the co-op
  • supporting good governance in the co-op by the board and membership
  • efficient administration of the co-op’s office

The successful applicant will be:

  • financially literate with strong property management skills
  • an efficient administrator
  • familiar with computer programs MS OFFICE, QUICKBOOKS, HMWORX
  • knowledgeable about the ILM Program and the laws that apply to housing co-ops
  • experienced with rent-geared-to-income program administration
  • a good communicator – both orally and in writing
  • able to work effectively within a co-operative management and governance structure and relate to a diverse co-op community
  • a self-starter with an ability to work with limited

Full description can be found here. Some evening work is required. The expected start date is September 1st. The co-op offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

If interested, please apply in writing, by 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2018, to

The Hiring Committee
Birchwood Meadow Housing Co-Operative
1380 Ogilvie Road
Gloucester, ON K1J 9L7

While we sincerely appreciate the interest of all applicants, we will only contact those selected for an interview.

14 Jun 2018

Options Bytown Seeking Housing Support and Outreach Worker

Title: Housing Support and Outreach Worker
Category: Part time, 27 hours per week, 2-year contract
Supervisor: Manager of Community Development

Job Summary:
The Housing Support and Outreach Worker reports to the Manager of Community Development. They will provide short-term support to help tenants maintain housing, prevent eviction, and help to connect with supports. This position will provide system navigation to housing providers who are looking to support their tenants to prevent eviction, and provide community resource knowledge to both clients and service providers.

More details can be found here.

Options Bytown welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Accessible formats and communication supports are available for applicants on request by contacting our Human Resource Officer and emccarney@optionsbytown.com.

14 Jun 2018

We’re Going on Tour!

Register today!

Join CHASEO and OCN in exploring some of the wonderful co-operatives Ottawa has to offer!  This bus tour will highlight Ottawa’s housing co-operatives, credit unions, worker co-ops and more!

Thursday, July 5 2018 from 6 pm—9 pm
$25 per person plus HST.

RSVP by Monday, June 25, 2018 to info@chaseo.coop

Downloadable flyer here.

07 May 2018

Make Co-ops an Election Priority!

Ontario’s provincial election will take place on June 7th, 2018

Come meet the candidates in your riding and ensure co-op voices are heard!

Ottawa-Centre: Cartier Square, May 22nd at 7:00 pm (flyer | bulletin)

Ottawa-Vanier: Co-op Voisins, May 23rd at 7:30 pm (flyer | bulletin)

Ottawa-West Nepean: Andy Andras Housing Co-operative, May 31st at 7:00 pm (flyer | bulletin)

You can also find more information in our Special Edition Elections Newsletter here or CHF Canada’s election information site here.

If you are attending CHF Canada’s AGM:
Please note that you will be in Victoria, B.C. during the election. Register early at https://www.elections.on.ca/en/voting-in-ontario/voter-registration.html to ensure you have the chance to vote!

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