Fonds AHC - Abiwin Housing Cooperative fonds

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Abiwin Housing Cooperative fonds

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  • 2 m of textual records
  • 181 photographs
  • 30 slides
  • 7 negatives

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Abiwin is a non-profit housing cooperative in Ottawa. As a project it was initiated in 1984, with the purchase of old residential buildings on Somerset Street West and O'Connor Street in Ottawa's center core.
The acquisition was headed by Peter Trotscha of the Ottawa Federation of Housing Cooperatives. The buildings were heavily renovated with the help of the Ottawa Mortgage and Housing Cooperation.
The first residents moved in in 1985.
The Board of Directors intended Abiwin to be a place of residence free from discrimination based on sexual orientation. This mandate was later expanded to all forms of discrimination.

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Records were transferred to Archives and Research Collections in January, 2014. Arrangement and description were provided by donor.

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Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Abiwin Co-operative Inc. This fonds consists of 7 series: Corporate records, Correspondence, Meetings and reports, Housing co-ops, Subject files, Newsletters, and Photographs and slides.

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