Membership Benefits

  • Strengthen CHRA’s federal advocacy efforts that bring about improvements in affordable housing and the reduction of homelessness,
  • Contribute to the development of progressive housing policies that influence government decision-makers,
  • Participate in committees and caucuses that design and discuss best practices in housing,
  • Become a member of the CHRA Indigenous Caucus, and receive information and participate in policy making to strengthen urban, rural, and northern Indigenous housing,
  • Learn about best practices and leading edge research through regular webinars and other knowledge dissemination activities,
  • Participate in members-only events such as political meetings, teleconference and web-based updates, and receive briefings on key national policy developments,
  • Network, learn and be inspired at our annual National Congress (member registration savings over $100),
  • Take advantage of special members-only discounts and programs through external suppliers, such as insurance offerings through Morneau Shepell, Via Rail, and Home Depot.  See below
  • Promote your organization through advertising and sponsorship opportunities on our website, in our publications and at our events,
  • Have job postings listed, free, on our homepage ($200 for non-members),
  • Ability to mentor and engage with Early Career Professionals as part of Housing Professionals Mentorship Program (HPMP),
  • Become a member of the newly created Affordable Home Ownership Working Group,
  • Access valuable resources on our website, including a research and presentation library,
  • Run for a Board of Directors position, present resolutions and vote at the annual general meeting, nominate a deserving colleague or receive a CHRA Award of Recognition,  and
  • Share these membership benefits with others in your organization (member savings apply to all employees).

Membership is affordable. See our fee structure.

Affinity Programs and Partnerships

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CHRA is happy to offer our members access to the Home Depot "Pro Xtra" program, that offers a variety of benefits to its Members in appreciation of their business at The Home Depot Canada. Members get to take advantage of some perks like quarterly rewards, purchase tracking, savings on paint, gas and much more. Learn how you can save at The Home Depot Canada with Pro Xtra!

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Enbridge Gas Distribution is committed to helping social and assisted housing providers save energy and money, while at the same time improve comfort for their residents. Enbridge can help you manage your energy use and reduce your operating expenses. Special incentive offers are available on retrofit installations that result in natural gas savings for projects completed from December 2017 to December 31, 2019.

Enbridge also offers financial incentives to affordable housing builders, as well as enabling support to their affordable housing partners to facilitate the integration of energy efficiency in their affordable housing projects.*Incentives are available only to program eligible Enbridge Gas customers.To learn more about Enbridge: Affordable Housing | Winterproofing | Construction

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CHRA members are eligible to save up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s entire product line. Take advantage of great deals on everything you need for your office and home, including all laptops, tablets, desktops, all-in-ones, workstations, servers, and accessories. Members also receive free ground shipping on all web orders, monthly limited-time special offers, access to energy-efficient green technologies, and award-winning service and support.

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CHRA has teamed up with Avis, one of the world's best-known car rental brands, to give CHRA members valuable discounts and more! Members always receive up to 25% off their rental. Plus enjoy these additional offers:

  • Dollars off
  • A complimentary upgrade
  • A free weekend day
  • A complimentary membership in Avis Preferred® – you’ll travel better, save time and gain access to exclusive offers. Skip the counter and paperwork at many locations and go straight to your car.

You can save on a wide selection of vehicles from eco-friendly and fuel efficient compacts and hybrids to stylish premium and luxury sedans. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, your CHRA membership can help you save!

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CHRA has also teamed up with Budget, one of the world's best-known vehicle rental brands, to give CHRA members valuable discounts and more! Members always receive up to 25% off Budget base rates. Plus enjoy these additional offers:

  • Dollars off
  • A complimentary upgrade
  • A free weekend day
  • A complimentary membership in Budget Fastbreak, so you can enjoy their fastest, easiest rental experience

You can save on a wide selection of vehicles from eco-friendly and fuel efficient compacts and hybrids to stylish premium and luxury sedans. So whatever adventure awaits you, your CHRA membership can help you save!

 

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CHRA members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 50% off all small package shipments* including imports to Canada, 30% off brokerage entry preparations fees, at least 75% off freight shipments over 150 lb. and more.