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March 10, 2019

2019 City-Wide Board Course Rescheduled for May

This workshop focuses on the board's role in Management and Governance. It is a great way to introduce board members to their position or to inform potential candidates of what is involved. It can also be a refresher course for those who have been around for a while. It will provide some practical ideas to help boards, members and staff work effectively together.

It is an excellent opportunity for members who currently serve on committees and members who want to become involved to learn more about how the board functions. It is a secure stepping stone for future involvement on the board.

      1. The core management standards will be reviewed in this workshop as well and we will talk about how your co-op can get the desired results from:

        Good Governance
        Sound Management
        Building an Open and Healthy Community
        Financial Literacy
        Legal Obligations

        COST: 100.00 for members 200.00 non-members - Registration to open soon.

        Snacks and beverages will be supplied, please provide for your own lunch.

        We require a minimum number of ten people to hold the workshop. There is also limited space so please register early. Workshop fees are not refundable unless the workshop has to be cancelled due to insufficient registrations. If the person registered cannot attend their workshop, they or their co-op should find someone else to attend in their place.

February 10, 2019

Save the Date for SACHA's Annual General Meeting (AGM

Save the Date

November 18, 2018

Brad Clute's Presentation from Goldeye 2018 now Available

Brad Clute's presentation from the 2018 Goldeye Conference is now available for viewing or download below:

Defining your Social Purpose and Theory of Change


November 12, 2018

Special Notice to all Member Housing Co-operatives

VISION Framework Session: Special Guest - Elena Salikhov, Canada Mortgage and Housing

SACHA is pleased to announce that Elena Salikhov, Specialist of Affordable Housing with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), will be joining the Vision Framework session at our Education Event on November 17th 2018. She will be discussing the Co-investment Funding Program and the Preservation Funding Program.

We look forward to seeing representatives from each of our member housing co-ops at this event. In this session, you will receive clarity that will help our members understand what is available to them and how to navigate the application process. See you all there!

Elena Salikhov is a Consultant in Affordable Housing. Elena is dedicated to understanding community needs and works with partners to offer solutions to housing challenges. Her goal is to help clients build new affordable units and keep existing units viable and affordable. She joined Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in 2001, and has occupied a variety of positions with increasing level of responsibility in Market Analysis and Insurance sectors. Elena holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Calgary.


October 27, 2018

Youth Engagement Presentations from Goldeye 2018 now Available

The youth engagement presentations from the 2018 Goldeye Conference are now available for viewing or download below:

ACCA Co-operative Youth Leadership Program

CHF Canada - Fostering Young Member Engagement


July 29, 2018

Goldeye 2018 Flyer

Goldeye 2018 Flyer Pg.2

May 20, 2018

Internship Opportunity: Communications Officer

The Alberta Community and Co-operative Association (ACCA) is seeking a recent post-secondary graduate to develop online and print marketing materials for an upcoming conference and ongoing ACCA communications activities.

The ideal candidate has a positive attitude, is eager to learn, and has creative problem-solving skills. Experience in graphic design, marketing, communications, and web-design (such as Square Space or similar programs) are key. View the job posting for more information HERE.

April 24, 2018

Introducing: SACHA ENews

This April, we sent out the first edition of the SACHA ENewsletter via email. Also available for download via our website from the Newsletters page, ENews is a new ititiative, to be sent out monthly meant to keep you, our members, informed!

We would also love to share your news - to submit an article or picture, please contact our office.


April 22, 2018

You can now view the Annual Report for SACHA's 2017 year here.


January 20, 2018

SACHA Events 2018

Please sure to stay informed and check the Upcoming Events page for a listing of events being hosted by SACHA in 2018.