The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners' Associations (CHA) is a member-driven group of approximately 50 property owners' associations, representing more than 120 waterbodies and 15,000 shoreline properties from across the geographical limits of Haliburton County, in Ontario Canada.
Our Mission Statement:
The CHA is a broadly-based Haliburton Coalition of Lake Area Property Owners Associations , drawing upon the collective knowledge and strength of its member associations to create synergy through sharing best practices, effectively studying common issues, developing common solutions, recommending county-wide policies and influencing outcomes. Member associations always remain autonomous.
Our Primary Roles are to:
- improve communication among member associations
- support and strengthen member associations
- create synergy, by sharing resources and learning from each other
- work on projects that are too big for one member association - as long as the project is:
- approved in advance by the board
- not in the mandate of another organization
- All volunteer, nonprofit, Ontario Registered Corporation.
- Managed by a Board of Directors – currently 10 Board Members
- Founded 2009 by 23 lakes
- Members vote on Board members and major projects at AGM
- Lake area property owners associations from Haliburton County
- Currently 48 member associations representing 120 lakes and approx. 16,000 properties – virtually every lake association in the County belongs
- Social Enterprise +
- Membership fees ( $50 per member association) +
- Voluntary Value Received Contributions from members +
- Some funding applications for specific projects
Major Priority = Protecting and Enhancing Lake Health through 2 issues – Septic Health & Natural Shorelines
in addition to the above main priority the C.H.A. tries to contribute to the economic and social health of the Community
- Charity Of The Year – each year we designate a charity to provide publicity for
- Promote community engagement to seasonal and year round residents
Many of our projects are carried out in partnership with other community organizations such as the Trent University and Fleming College.
- Annual Lake Stewards Meeting – Expert Presentations, Training and Info Sharing
- AGM - Expert Presentations and Info Sharing
- Newsletter Article Sharing
- The Love Your Lake – Shoreline Classification and Restoration Project
- Decision Maker Information Series ( DMIS)
- Septic Systems
- Natural Shorelines
- County Wide Information Sessions
- Mandatory Septic Re-Inspection
- Where Have All The Fish Gone? – with Dr John Casselman etc.
- Rental Posters
- The Lake Stewards Handbook
- Septic System Health
- Natural Shorelines
If you would like to join or learn more about the CHA, then please contact us