Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

October 15, 2010 13:30 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan Creates Jobs and Improves Social Housing in Quebec

LIMOILOU, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2010) - The Government of Canada announced today that 170 housing co-operatives and non-profit organizations located in Québec will receive more than $10 million, through Canada's Economic Action Plan, as part of the social housing renovation and retrofit investments.

The announcement was made at the Coopérative d'habitation St-Fidèle by the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister for La Francophonie and Regional Minister Responsible for the Québec City area, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

"Through Year 2 of Canada's Economic Action Plan, our government remains committed to giving a hand-up to those who need it most," said the Honourable Josée Verner. "That's why we are proud to have invested in the renovation and retrofit of these units in order to provide the population of the Québec area as well as that of the entire province with safe, affordable homes."

The Government of Canada, through Canada's Economic Action Plan, announced $1 billion for social housing renovation and retrofit. Of the $1 billion, $850 million is being delivered by provinces and territories on a cost-matched basis for existing federally assisted social housing projects which they administer on behalf of the partnership. The remaining $150 million is being delivered by CMHC for existing federally assisted off-reserve housing which it directly administers. Eligible repairs include general improvements, energy efficiency upgrades or conversions, and modifications in support of persons with disabilities.

The housing co-operatives and non-profit projects that will receive contributions from the Government of Canada are outlined in the attached backgrounder.

"Without this initiative, co-ops would not be as able to make many of the repairs they need," said CHF Canada Executive Director Nicholas Gazzard. "Today's government funding initiatives for affordable housing will help to consolidate co-ops' success in delivering affordable, mixed-income housing programs at a reasonable cost".

"The Mouvement coopératif en habitation in Québec is very pleased with this federal government initiative. In addition to providing economic stimulus, this initiative assists in the renovation of Québec's co-operative housing stock for the benefit of the members and the preservation of our collective heritage," said Louis-Philippe Duperré, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Confédération québécoise des coopératives d'habitation.

"The Réseau québécois des OSBL d'habitation supports the Renovation and Retrofit of Social Housing Initiative of Canada's Economic Action Plan and applauds the efforts of the Government of Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to meet the renovation needs of housing NPOs," added François Vermette, Executive Director of the Réseau québécois des OSBL d'habitation.

"The financial contribution of more than $88,000 provided by the federal government through the Renovation and Retrofit Initiative will benefit the residents of the Coopérative d'habitation St-Fidèle," said René Bouffard, Chair of the Board of Directors of the co­operative. "In fact, these funds will serve to install new windows providing much greater insulation and durability. We are therefore very pleased to have received this funding, which will help improve the quality of life of our residents and further enhance their safety."

More information on this and other measures in Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government's plan to stimulate the economy and protect those hit hardest by the global recession, can be found at: www.actionplan.gc.ca.

To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC are working to build stronger homes and communities for all Canadians, call CMHC at 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc.ca/housingactionplan

BACKGROUNDER

The housing co-operatives and non-profit organizations that will receive contributions from the Government of Canada announced today are:

Montréal

Coopérative d'habitation Résidence Soleil $ 20,402
Les Habitations Grignon Inc. – 353 Pascal $ 13,789
Les Habitations Grignon Inc. – 344 Pascal $ 29,328
Les Habitations Grignon Inc. – 324 Pascal $ 29,578
Coopérative d'habitation de l'Amitié $ 74,914
Coopérative d'habitation Jardin Rivoli $ 61,500
Logements James Turner Inc $ 10,610
Coopérative d'habitation Macadam $ 109,445
Coopérative d'habitation du Vallon $ 83,289
Maison Coopérative de Lavaltrie $ 114,806
Coopérative d'habitation Chez Soi de Ville Lemoyne $ 7,686
Immeuble Bourg Champêtre Inc $ 442,659
Coopérative d'habitation Les Optimistes $ 52,181
Maison l'Entre-Deux Inc $ 9,702
Coopérative d'habitation Domaine des Grands Ducs $ 87,466
Coopérative d'habitation Le Renouveau $ 26,896
Coopérative d'habitation Le Futambule $ 9,030
Résidence Caldwell $ 191,194
Coopérative d'habitation Le Plateau $ 458,401
Coopérative d'habitation De La Petite Maison $ 11,061
Coopérative d'habitation Kamouraska $ 148,979
Coopérative d'habitation Du Coin $ 64,606
Résidence Rivière-des-Prairies $ 214,269
Coopérative d'habitation La Tannerie – Phase 1 $ 176,482
Coopérative d'habitation La Tannerie – Phase 2 $ 280,202
Coopérative d'habitation des Joyeux Lurons de Verdun $ 21,898
Société d'habitation Village Jeanne-Mance $ 23,771
Coopérative d'habitation de la Bonne Humeur (Mullins) – Phase 1 $ 87,553
Coopérative d'habitation de la Bonne Humeur (Mullins) – Phase 2 $ 24,367
Coopérative d'habitation l'Escale $ 33,737
Coopérative d'habitation Christophe Colomb $ 44,561
Coopérative d'habitation La Vie En Ville (D'Orléans) $ 8,460
Coopérative d'habitation La Vie En Ville (Bourbonnière) $ 5,111
Coopérative d'habitation Samuel 1er $ 41,003
Coopérative d'habitation l'Alliance $ 136,611
Coopérative d'habitation La P'tite Fabrique – Phase 1 $ 24,379
Coopérative d'habitation La P'tite Fabrique – Phase 2 $ 43,717
Coopérative d'habitation Clifton $ 65,430
Coopérative d'habitation Du Tonnerre $ 20,610
Coopérative d'habitation Voisins Voisines $ 52,181
Coopérative d'habitation Barclay $ 82,775
Coopérative d'habitation Des Lilas $ 26,613
Coopérative d'habitation Bonne Aventure $ 12,670
Coopérative d'habitation La Roseraie $ 23,083
Coopérative d'habitation Créative $ 15,767
Résidence Marcel Roy $ 300,500
Coopérative d'habitation Bonne Entente – Clément-Ader $ 47,774
Coopérative d'habitation Partage Hochelaga-Maisonneuve $ 56,775
Coopérative d'habitation Groupe des 44 $ 71,144
Coopérative d'habitation Cagelais $ 51,165
Coopérative d'habitation Multi Carrefour $ 37,547
Coopérative d'habitation Aux Portes du Quartier $ 48,579
Coopérative d'habitation La Manufacture $ 48,844
Coopérative d'habitation En-Trac $ 30,565
Coopérative d'habitation Place Germain $ 149,705
Coopérative d'habitation Le Fer À Cheval $ 130,855
Coopérative d'habitation Les Deux Écus $ 13,206
Coopérative d'habitation de la Rivière Richelieu $ 5,248
Les Habitations St-Damase (1981) Ltée $ 17,449
Les Habitations Mont-Du-Rocher Inc $ 17,315
Domaine Chénier inc. – Phase 1 $ 41,813
Domaine Chénier inc. – Phase 2 $ 84,220
Coopérative d'habitation de la Bonne Entente - Dessaules $ 11,062
Coopérative d'habitation de la Bonne Entente - Brodeur $ 13,545
Coopérative d'habitation de l'Abri – 72 St-Louis $ 6,660
Coopérative d'habitation de l'Abri – 289 Dollier $ 6,885
Coopérative d'habitation de l'Abri – 70 St-Louis $ 7,563
Habitations Vétérans Rive-Sud $ 7,506
Habitations Giraldeau Desjardins Inc. – 115 Brière $ 6,547
Habitations Giraldeau Desjardins Inc. – 655 Moreau $ 4,707
Habitations Giraldeau Desjardins Inc - 494 Lachaîne $ 8,183
Habitations Giraldeau Desjardins Inc - 162 Des Pins $ 7,162
Résidence Deuxième Âge St-Antoine $ 8,752
Habitat St-Pie Inc $ 106,237
Pavillon de la Joie $ 46,486
Coopérative d'habitation de la Rue Gordon $ 19,113
Douglas Residence Inc $ 215,396

Québec

Coopérative d'habitation Du Remous Charny $ 77,081
Coopérative d'habitation Malle Baye $ 50,375
Coopérative d'habitation des Ormes $ 35,850
Appartements François Pollet $ 8,465
Coopérative d'habitation du Vieux Couvent de Montmagny – Phase 1 $ 72,385
Coopérative d'habitation du Vieux Couvent de Montmagny – Phase 2 $ 17,157
Coopérative d'habitation du Manège $ 11,076
Coopérative d'habitation l'Amitié de Plessisville $ 8,539
Coopérative d'habitation Beauséjour de Québec $ 35,920
Coopérative d'habitation Chez-Nous $ 34,792
Coopérative d'habitation Aux Mille-Fleurs de Québec $ 98,600
Coopérative d'habitation Lucien Villeneuve $ 16,931
Coopérative d'habitation La Promenade de Québec $ 6,603
Coopérative d'habitation La Belle Saison $ 27,173
Coopérative d'habitation La Saluade $ 320,422
Habitations St-André Inc. – Phase 1 $ 120,826
Coopérative d'habitation Les Copains – St-Benoit $ 15,477
Coopérative d'habitation Les Copains - Chevrière $ 7,986
Coopérative d'habitation Les Copains - Dollard $ 1,517
Coopérative d'habitation Les Copains - Boisseau $ 734
Résidence P'tit Village Giffard inc $ 15,002
Coopérative d'habitation St-Gabriel de Québec $ 34,747
Coopérative d'habitation l'Accueil de St-Jean-Port-Joli $ 79,257
Coopérative d'habitation Sous Mon Toit de Québec $ 111,266
Habitations St-André Inc. – Phase 2 $ 124,505
Coopérative d'habitation La Boutonnière $ 110,162
Coopérative d'habitation Le Sourire - Choquette $ 7,563
Coopérative d'habitation Le Sourire – Mathias-Tellier $ 21,334
Coopérative d'habitation La Clarisse - Des Lilas $ 34,798
Coopérative d'habitation La Clarisse - Des Bouleaux $ 47,327
Coopérative d'habitation La Clarisse - Godbout $ 28,026
Coopérative d'habitation La Colombe – Phase 1 $ 52,931
Coopérative d'habitation La Colombe – Phase 2 $ 29,865
Coopérative d'habitation L'Espoir $ 155,198
Coopérative d'habitation de Beau Rivage – Charles E. Grenier $ 4,713
Coopérative d'habitation de Beau Rivage - Cambronne $ 40,859
Coopérative d'habitation Grandbourg $ 17,656
Coopérative d'habitation Des Arbres – Des Chênes $ 4,967
Coopérative d'habitation Des Arbres – Des Lilas $ 4,109
Coopérative d'habitation des Lilas Blancs $ 40,757
Coopérative d'habitation St-Fidèle $ 87,818
Coopérative d'habitation St-Lazare $ 7,140
Oasis Sainte-Françoise Inc $ 22,135

Saguenay

Coopérative d'habitation Loginaud $ 12,421
Coopérative d'habitation Le Pentagone $ 439,631
Coopérative d'habitation Lorenzo Genest $ 33,895
Coopérative d'habitation Sainte-Anne $ 19,075
Résidence de la Retraite En Or Inc $ 16,931
Coopérative d'habitation Les Aulnaies $ 26,600
Coopérative d'habitation Sous Mon Toit $ 246,364
Coopérative d'habitation Beauregard $ 61,527
Coopérative d'habitation Saint-Georges Jonquière $ 43,918
Coopérative d'habitation Le Meunier Noir $ 19,189
Pignons Populaires de Sacré-Cœur Inc $ 32,813
Coopérative d'habitation Tremblay $ 15,800
Résidence des Blés d'Or Inc $ 19,443

Gatineau

Coopérative d'habitation Marie Crevier $ 106,500
Villa de Ripon Inc $ 29,858
Société des logements des Vétérans Rouyn-Noranda $ 397,741
Résidence Wawate Inc $ 55,593
Coopérative d'habitation Au Bon Repos $ 244,181
Habitations Populaires de Val d'Or $ 51,786
Coopérative d'habitation Le Domaine de Maniwaki $ 63,374
Habitations Carolam Inc $ 459,495

Gaspésie – Bas Saint-Laurent

Habitations Logival Inc. – Phase 2 $ 11,231
Habitations Logival Inc. – Phase 3 $ 49,066
Corporation d'habitation de Cabano Inc. – 22 St-Laurent $ 32,602
Habitations Dégelis Inc. – 101, 7e rue $ 110,031
Habitations Dégelis Inc. – 165, 7e rue $ 12,607
Habitations Dégelis Inc. - Longeron $ 26,713
Coopérative d'habitation l'Aquarelle – Phase 1 $ 8,353
Coopérative d'habitation l'Aquarelle – Phase 2 $ 22,349
Les Habitations New-Richmond Inc. – J.E. Sutton $ 40,818
Les Habitations New-Richmond Inc. – 115 Robichaud $ 50,881
Les Habitations New-Richmond Inc. – Le Bonaventure $ 22,569
Les Habitations New-Richmond Inc. – Le Cascapédia $ 61,255
Les Habitations New-Richmond Inc. – 112 Robichaud $ 29,076
Les Immeubles C.C. (2843) Rimouski Inc $ 87,388
Coopérative d'habitation La Marée $ 119,394
Coopérative d'habitation Les Maisons de Sable $ 39,949
Habitation Squatec Inc $ 4,668
Habitations Place Michaud Inc $ 21,517

Trois-Rivières

Coopérative d'habitation Belle Vue $ 48,794
Coopérative d'habitation du Centre de Grand-Mère $ 55,135
Habitations Populaires de La Tuque - Gouin $ 46,578
Habitations Populaires de La Tuque – St-Louis $ 18,603
Coopérative d'habitation de Nicolet $ 13,687
Coopérative d'habitation des Bois-Francs $ 42,087

Sherbrooke

Habitations de la Jonction $ 1,919
Coopérative d'habitation La Vallée Saint-François $ 39,202
Jardins de l'Est Inc. $ 5,120
Coopérative d'habitation Desormeaux $ 48,752
Coopérative d'habitation La Poudrière $ 99,643

RENOVATION AND RETROFIT OF EXISTING SOCIAL HOUSING ADMINISTERED BY CMHC

The Government of Canada's commitment to affordable housing is significant.

Overall, Canada's Economic Action Plan provides a total of $7.8 billion to build quality housing, stimulate construction, create jobs, encourage home ownership and enhance the energy efficiency of Canadian homes. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) will deliver more than $2 billion to provide new and renovated housing for more than 200,000 Canadian households.

Co-operative and Non-Profit housing represents an important form of housing for many low and moderate-income households. A portion of the existing units are aging and require repairs and upgrading to meet modern energy efficiency and accessibility standards.

As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government will invest $1 billion to renovate and retrofit existing social housing. Of this amount, $850 million will be used for existing social housing projects administered by Provinces and Territories, which are in receipt of annual Federal funding. Provinces and Territories are required to cost-share this funding on a 50-50 basis and are responsible for program design and delivery.

The remainder of the $1 billion, $150 million will be delivered over two years to address the needs of existing social housing units directly funded and administered by CMHC. This $150 million is targeted, under the Renovation and Retrofit of Existing Social Housing Initiative (the "Renovation and Retrofit Initiative"), to off-reserve federally funded and administered social housing units currently subject to an operating agreement under a National Housing Act social housing program. The following criteria will apply to the $150M being delivered by CMHC:

  • This initiative will help address the demand for renovation, general improvement, energy efficiency upgrade or conversion, regeneration and modifications for persons with disabilities.
  • Applicants must have the capacity to undertake work quickly and must meet all other program eligibility criteria.

Priority will be given to sponsors who have managed their projects well and who do not have sufficient funds in their replacement reserve to carry out repairs.

Eligible repairs include, but are not limited to repairs to existing building components, replacement or construction of worn out major building components, major building services, basic facilities and equipment.

Contact Information

  • CMHC
    Marie-Chantale Lortie
    Communications - Quebec region
    514-496-4025
    or
    Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    819-994-2482