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Canadian housing coop wins national award for fostering inclusion

26 July 2017

Women members of a Canadian housing cooperative in Calgary have created a group to exchange experiences and build new friendships within the local community.

The Women’s Circle, set up in 2014 by six women from Sarcee Meadows Housing Co-operative (SMHC), so women in the co-op could get to know each other, brings together members of various ethnicities and backgrounds. They meet once every two months as a large group and more casually once a month.

Their efforts were recognized at the annual general meeting of Co-operative Housing Canada in June, where the group was awarded the CHF Canada (Co-operative Housing Federation) Co-operative Achievement Award along with CAD $2,500.

The housing co-op includes over 380 homes with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Carol Davis, a member of the circle, said: “It’s wonderful to have that kind diversity going on in the group.”

Read the full article on Co-operative News.