Month: November 2018

27 Nov 2018

Co-op Manager – Eamon Park Co-op – Deadline Dec 17th

Job Posting
Eamon Park Housing Co-operative Inc.
Co-op Manager

Eamon Park Housing Co-operative is a 136 townhouse unit housing co-operative funded under the Federal Section 95 program. The co-op is located in the Dufferin Street- Clark Avenue area of Thornhill, Ontario.

We are looking for a fulltime Co-op Manager to oversee and manage the day-to-day operations, under the direction of the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include:

• Financial Management including operating and capital budget planning
• Property Management including long-term capital planning
• Government and Corporate Relations
• Legal Issues, Arrears and Subsidy Administration
• Working with the Agency for Co-operative Housing
• Membership and Community Development

Qualifications:
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• The successful candidate will have a 3+ years’ experience working in the non-profit housing sector. Experience co-ordinating and managing the operations of housing
co-operative is preferred.
• Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills.
• Experience in supervising staff and overseeing contractors.
• Experience in the management of finances and operational plans.
• Proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheets, database and knowledge of NewViews accounting program.
• Knowledge of property management and co-op administration.
• Knowledge of the Section 95 program.
• Experience in acting as a resource and support for the Board of Directors, for committees, and for community development work.
• Ability to work with volunteers in a diverse community.
• Applicant should possess excellent interpersonal skills
• A self-starter with an ability to work with limited direct supervision.

Eamon Park Housing Co-operative offers a competitive salary and a benefits package. Some evening work is required.

Application deadline: Monday, December 17, 2018
Start Date: February 1, 2019

Please send a cover letter and resume to: hreamonparkcoop@hotmail.com

Co-op Manager – Eamon Park Co-op

06 Nov 2018

2018 CHFT General Members’ Meeting

Garden of Distinction Award

Here is a list of all the Garden of Distinction Award winners: 2 Mascot Place Co-op, 55 Howard Park Co-op91 Spencer Avenue Co-op, Ann Marie Hill Co-op, Bamburgh Circle Co-op, Bogart Creek Co-op, Clintwood Co-op, Consideration Co-op, Constance Hamilton Co-op, Eamon Park Co-op, Grace MacInnis Co-op, Peggy and Andrew Brewin Co-op, Peter Secor Co-op, Scarborough Heights Co-op and Tamil Co-op

 

Hall of Fame Garden Award

Here are some pictures of the 2018 Hall of Fame Garden Award winners: City Park Co-op, Charles Hastings Co-op, Lawrence Gardens Co-op, Margaret Laurence  Co-op, Swansea Village Co-op, Thurlestone Co-op and Woodsworth Co-op

 

Individual Garden Award

Here are some pictures of the 2018 Individual Garden Award winners: 55 Howard Park Co-op – Best Flower Garden Runner Up, 91 Spencer Avenue Co-op – Best Vegetable Garden, Bridle Manor Co-op – Best Rooftop Garden Runner Up, Best Combined Garden Runner Up & Hall of Fame, Clintwood Co-op –  Best Flower Garden Winner, Grace MacInnis Co-op – Best Flower Garden Runner Up, Hazelburn Co-op – Best Rooftop Garden Winner, Best Flower Garden Runner Up, Best Combined Garden Winner & Hall of Fame, Peggy and Andrew Brewin Co-op – Best Rooftop Garden Runner Up, Perth Avenue Co-op – Best Vegetable Garden Winner & Hall of Fame, Scarborough Heights Co-op – Best Flower Garden Winner, Best Vegetable Garden Runner Up & Best Combined Garden Runner Up, Tamil Co-op – Best Combined Garden Runner Up & Best Vegetable Garden Runner Up, Windward Co-op – Best Flower Garden Winner & Hall of Fame

 

Newsletter Award & Website Award

Here is a list of all the runners up for the Best Newsletter: 55 Howard Park Co-op, Bamburgh Circle Co-op, John Fitzpatrick Steelworkers Co-op, Mimico Co-op and Woodsworth Co-op

Here is a list of the Best Newsletter winners: Bogart Creek Co-op, Caroline Co-op and David B. Archer Co-op

Here is a list of the runners up for the Best Website: Norris Crescent Co-op and Woodsworth Co-op

The winner for the Best Website is: John Fitzpatrick Steelworkers Co-op

 

 

 

Brian Burke Community Builder Award – Congratulations Paul Uytenbogaart!

 

Achievement of the Year Award – Congratulations Diane Frankling Co-op!

 

Staff Anniversary – Congratulations Mary Ann Hannant for 30 years!

 

Diane Frankling Youth Award – Congratulations Atkinson Co-op and Tamil Co-op!

 

Long-term Contribution Award – Congratulations Bamburgh Circle Co-op!

 

Honorary Lifetime Member Award – Congratulations Bruce Lewis!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 CHFT General Members’ Meeting

  

05 Nov 2018

Maintenance Supervisor – Oak Street Co-op – Deadline Tentatively Dec 31st

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Job Ad

Are you an experienced maintenance supervisor with a passion for community building? Then consider this exciting opportunity to lead a maintenance team in managing the grounds and buildings of a housing co-operative!

Oak Street Housing Co-op, located in downtown Toronto, has provided quality, secure and affordable housing since 1985. The people who live here, or “members”, run the co-op. The co-op has 149 units located in a nine-storey apartment building and three rows of townhouses. A number of the apartments are wheelchair accessible. In addition, the co-op has a retail rental property located on the grounds.
Oak Street Housing Co-op is seeking an experienced, community oriented leader who can lead and help a team of two maintenance workers and a caretaker to manage day-to-day upkeep as well as both small and large maintenance projects for the co-op. Reporting to the Manager, this full-time opportunity is ideal for an energetic, community oriented leader who has previous practical maintenance, maintenance supervision and property management experience and a genuine passion for providing, safe, accessible and affordable housing to community members. Experience with capital repairs is an asset.
In this role, you will:

1. Provide Maintenance Services:
– Develop and maintain an electronic work order system and delegate work order tasks to maintenance workers and/or service providers.
– Oversee the purchase of maintenance equipment and supplies and ensure inventory system is in place.
– Administer service and utility contracts.
– Develop and maintain a roster of tradespeople and retain and supervise tradespeople as required.
– Provide support to committees that have responsibilities relating to maintenance and/or the property (e.g., the Compost Action Team).
– Ensure the commercial property is maintained according to lease and other by-laws and that the tenant is complying with required maintenance and repairs.
– Develop and deliver a regular inspection system and supervise move-in/move-out services.
– Conduct maintenance work during periods of staff vacation and work order backlog.

2. Provide Corporate Leadership and Financial Management
– Provide day-to-day supervision and help to the maintenance staff.
– Maintain performance management and learning plans for maintenance staff and provide recommendations to the Board of Directors on annual performance ratings that impact salary progression.
– Prepare regular reports to the Manager.
– Assist the Manager in legal proceedings relating to construction, property damage, maintenance and other relevant matters.
– Act as an agent of the Co-op with municipal, provincial and federal government agencies.
– Prepare and follow-up on insurance claims.
– Work with the Manager and the Financial Officer to prepare annual operating budgets for maintenance-related accounts.
– Work with the Financial Officer relating to charges that should be applied to members’ accounts, including, but not limited to repairs, by-law infraction penalties, and other maintenance-related charges.
– Provide other maintenance-related support to the Manager as required to ensure effective and efficient financial management.
– Lead regular long-range maintenance/financial planning.

3. Provide Co-op Leadership and Development:
– Assist in recruiting members to committees within areas of responsibility.
– Provide members with information on the operation of the co-op within areas of responsibility.
– Recruit members to the On-Call Team and provide ongoing coordination, education and support.
– Receive and maintain a record of complaints relating to maintenance or the property and follow-up on them as required.
– Perform other duties as determined by the Board of Directors.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Minimum of 5 years relevant education and/or property management experience is mandatory.

Knowledge/Experience:
– A minimum of five years relevant education and/or maintenance, maintenance supervision and property management experience preferably in a co-op / non for profit environment.
– Hands on maintenance experience.
– Experience with capital repairs is an asset.
– Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills.
– Budgeting, procurement, and contractor interaction experience.
– Computer literacy required to manage financial records and property management software.
– Working knowledge of maintenance principles and practices.
– Knowledge of, or ability to acquire knowledge of, laws and regulations related to maintenance and property management.

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit your resume and covering letter to: info@oakstreet.coop
Deadline: Until successful candidate is found.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Start Date: To be negotiated with successful applicant.

We thank all applicants. However, only applicants selected to continue in the application process will be contacted.

Maintenance Supervisor – Oak Street Co-op

01 Nov 2018

2018 Award Winning Gardens

Here are some pictures of the 2018 Garden of Distinction Award Winners.

2 Mascot Place Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55 Howard Park Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

91 Spencer Avenue Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Marie Hill Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bamburgh Circle Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bogart Creek Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clintwood Non-Profit Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consideration Co-op

 

 

 

 

Constance Hamilton Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eamon Park Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace MacInnis Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy and Andrew Brewin Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Secor Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarborough Heights Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tamil Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some pictures of the 2018 Hall of Fame Garden Award Winners.

City Park Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Hastings Co-op
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Gardens Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Laurence  Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swansea Village Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thurlestone Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodsworth Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some pictures of the 2018 Individual Garden Award Winners.

55 Howard Park Co-op – Best Flower Garden Runner Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

91 Spencer Avenue Co-op – Best Vegetable Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridle Manor Co-op – Best Rooftop Garden Runner Up, Best Combined Garden Runner Up & Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clintwood Co-op –  Best Flower Garden Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace MacInnis Co-op – Best Flower Garden Runner Up

 

 

 

 

 

Hazelburn Co-op – Best Rooftop Garden Winner, Best Flower Garden Runner Up, Best Combined Garden Winner & Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy and Andrew Brewin Co-op – Best Rooftop Garden Runner Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perth Avenue Co-op – Best Vegetable Garden Winner & Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarborough Heights Co-op – Best Flower Garden Winner, Best Vegetable Garden Runner Up & Best Combined Garden Runner Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tamil Co-op – Best Combined Garden Runner Up & Best Vegetable Garden Runner Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windward Co-op – Best Flower Garden Winner & Hall of Fame