Serving our Members

Despite the difficulties caused by the current pandemic, CHRA remains open and continues to provide service to our members. Although CHRA staff are working remotely from home during the current crisis, we are still connected virtually and will respond to any inquiries or requests for assistance. Click below for a list of the CHRA staff and our contact information. As well, consult our COVID-19 response page to stay updated on measures being taken as a response to the pandemic. 


CHRA Welcomes New Board President and Salutes Past President

During the Annual General Meeting on May 10, it was announced that Tim Crooks, CEO of Phoenix Youth in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will take on the role as the new CHRA Board President. Tim’s term as President will take place over two years. As well, the CHRA membership also expressed its gratitude to Kevin Albers, CEO…

Read More

CHRA Becomes National Coordinator for Chartered Institute of Housing Canada

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) is proud to announce that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the Chartered Institute of Housing Canada (CIH Canada) whereby CHRA will serve as the new national coordinator for CIH Canada, effective May 1, 2021. The new partnership was announced today by CHRA Board President Kevin Albers…

Read More

CHRA Expresses Deep Disappointment in Budget 2021

(April 19, 2021, OTTAWA) – Following the unveiling of the 2021 Budget by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) expressed its deep disappointment that this Budget once again ignored the housing needs of Canada’s urban, rural and northern Indigenous peoples by failing to announce an urban, rural and northern Indigenous…

Read More

CHRA Shares Recommendations on Rapid Housing Initiative with Honourable Ahmed Hussen

On February 8, 2021 The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) and the Community Housing Transformation Centre (CHTC) hosted a consultation session on the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) to better understand how the initiative can improved as a second phase and inform the federal government. The feedback received was invaluable in determining needed changes to…

Read More