History Highlights

2006

  • In anticipation of the closing of the Winnipeg Regional Housing Authority offices at the Old Grace site, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation sponsors a community design event (referred to as a charrette).

2012

  • Old Grace Not-for-Profit Housing Co-operative is formally incorporated as a non-profit housing co-op, in accordance with Manitoba legislation.

2013

  • OGHC retains the services of co-op development consultants DSI Tandem Co-op Resources Ltd.

2014

  • The first Board of Directors is elected.
  • The co-op’s Organizational By-laws are developed and approved by the membership.
  • Three working committees are established: Finance, Governance, and Site Development. Today, we have expanded our committees to include Marketing & Communications, Fundraising, Exterior Site Planning, Amenities & Common Areas, and Membership. Between member meetings, committees are active and bring recommendations to the board.
  • Members meet regularly and agree on the vision, mission, values and principles of the co-op.
  • Members approve a governance model based on consensus decision making.
  • OGHC retains the services of Prairie Architects Inc. to design the building, and HTFC Planning and Design Ltd. to landscape the grounds.
  • Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation calls for proposals to develop a housing project on the site of the former Grace Hospital. OGHC is one of two organizations invited to proceed to the second round of the selection process.

2015

  • Members continue to meet regularly and agree on a set of policies and house rules.
  • In early November, Manitoba Housing announces that OGHC is the successful bidder to develop the property.
  • OGHC retains Concord Projects to build the 60-unit housing complex, with a view to starting construction in summer 2016, for occupancy in early 2018.
  • OGHC membership increases year-over-year. By December 2015, the co-op has welcomed more than 150 members.