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.
The regional and national federation work together to co-ordinate their services and activities. CHF Canada provides services to co-ops all across Canada, however direct services to most co-ops are delivered through their regional federation or regional 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 for a contact list of regional housing co-operative federations across Canada.
Click here to visit CHF Canada’s website that includes important co-op sector news, tools & resources.
CO-OP'S IN CANADA & THE WORLD
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada is is the Canada-wide umbrella organization for co‑op housing and Canada’s link with co‑op housing around the world.
Co-operative Housing International is a sectoral organization of the International Co-operative Alliance established to promote the development of co-operative housing in all countries, and in particular developing countries.
Download the “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.
ON Co-op: The Ontario Co-operative Association is a co-operative with a membership base of federations, co-ops, and sector stakeholders. ON Co-op, through its members, 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.
Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is responsible for assisting in the international development of co-operatives and is dedicated to ending poverty around the world through co-operative action.
Information on Credit Unions in Ontario and Canada can be found at Credit Unions of Ontario and Credit Union Central of Canada.
International Co-operative Alliance is the apex organization for co-operatives worldwide including Asia/Pacific, the Americas, Africa, and Europe.