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- 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).
- Old Grace Not-for-Profit Housing Co-operative is formally incorporated as a non-profit housing co-op, in accordance with Manitoba legislation.
- OGHC retains the services of co-op development consultants DSI Tandem Co-op Resources Ltd.
- 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.
- 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.