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WHAT IS THE CO-OP HOUSING SECTOR?

COCHF is one of the 12 regional associations of housing co-ops in English speaking Canada, which include nine regional federations and three regional offices of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada).

CHF Canada is the national association of housing co-ops representing co-ops from coast to coast. The regional and national associations share a common purpose, which is to promote the long-term well being of non-profit housing co-ops in Canada and the development of more non-profit co-operative housing.

Co-op housing federations work together to co-ordinate their services and activities. CHF Canada provides services to housing co-ops across Canada, and direct services to co-ops are delivered through their regional federation office. COCHF and CHF Canada have a Sector Membership agreement in place where housing co-ops that are members of COCHF or CHF Canada will also be members of the other organization. Click here to learn more about the regional housing co-operative federations across Canada.

CO-OP'S IN CANADA & THE WORLD

Co-operative Housing International is a sectoral organization of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), and was established to promote the development of co-operative housing in different countries.  Want to know more about what the housing co-op movement looks like in other countries? Click the following link to download: Profiles of a Movement: A Profile of Co-operative Housing in 22 Countries.

Rooftops Canada was established by CHF Canada in 1984 and provides technical expertise and leadership in low-cost housing and human settlements development around the world.

Ontario Co-operative Association is a co-operative whose membership represents about 85% of the co-operatives in Ontario.

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) allows Canadian co-ops to speak with a single voice. CMC is a national, bilingual association that represents more than 18 million co-operative members from 9,000 co-ops.

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada works with local partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to establish and grow community-owned co-operatives to help people achieve more prosperous, self-reliant lives.

Information on Credit Unions in Ontario and Canada can be found at Credit Unions of Ontario.

The 7 Co-operative Principles Poster are available for order. Contact the COCHF office for more information, if interested.

REGIONAL FEDERATIONS

BRUNCH
CHASEO
CHFT
CHF-BC
Quebec-Federation
GHCHF
PH-CHF
NACHA
SACHA