This page lists materials, training workshops and resources available to both co-ops and people with immigrant backgrounds
A Guide to Creating Inclusive and Egalitarian Policies and Bylaws in My Co-op](https://cdn.fhcq.coop/uploads/files/907/Guide_acc_BINAM.pdf)
This guide was developed by housing co-op residents who came together to collectively brainstorm strategies for more inclusive integration using an intersectional GBA+ approach.
In order to promote fair and equitable practice in the selection of new members and in the allocation of units, this model may serve as a by-law that establishes screening and selection criteria and sets out procedures for the selection and allocation of units.
The purpose of this model contract is, on the one hand, to specify the rights and obligations of the cooperative and the member and, on the other hand, to confirm the member's adherence to the objectives pursued by the cooperative as well as to the rules governing its internal organization
Guide to life skills, guiding skills and any other guide for tenants with disabilities
This guide gives you some advice to better apprehend an encounter with a visually impaired person in order to give him all the help he needs with rules of conduct that apply to both sighted and visually impaired people.
Cross-Cultural Skills Capsules (free)
These vignettes address cultural identity, culture shock, cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, racism and systemic discrimination.
Membership Screening: for Inclusive Housing (free)
This training is designed to educate selection committees about unconscious biases that can interfere with the evaluation of applicants and to equip them to promote inclusion and integration in their decision-making.
- Test: How inclusive is your co-op? Is your co-op doing its part to promote the integration of newcomers? This questionnaire, developed as part of the Housing for Successful Integration project, asks you to evaluate the degree of inclusiveness of your co-op.
- Cross-cultural bridging activity available with Social Center for Immigrant Assistance - CSAI
- Free mediation clinic for dispute prevention and resolution (including negotiation, mediation and arbitration) offered by University of Sherbrooke, Longueuil Campus
- Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission
- Tools for Inclusion, Mediation and Democratic Governance Women's Presence, Women's Power
PEOPLE OF IMMIGRANT BACKGROUND
Guide to better understand different social housing tenures: "Getting to Know Social Housing" (French - English - Spanish)
[How to Get Housing] guide(https://romel-montreal.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Guide-fr.pdf) produced by GRT ROMEL. The tool aims to facilitate the search for decent and affordable housing as well as useful information such as becoming a tenant, the lease, the visit, good maintenance of one's home, etc.
- The different social housing tenures (French - free)
- Preparing for selection interviews
- Co-op Information Sessions (paid)
- FHCQ-FECHIMM website: procedure for applying to a housing co-op
- FHCQ-FECHIMM website: find a member housing co-op
- Housing Committees and Tenant Associations
- Directory of organizations facilitating the reception and integration of newcomers offering several services to a diverse clientele
For more information
Nadine Noël, Project Coordinator