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CO-OP SERVICE AWARDS

Every housing co-op has a member or staff person who has given special service that is worthy of special recognition.  A Co-op Service Award is recognition for an individual (or group of members) whom their co-op would like to see recognized by the larger housing co-op sector for outstanding or exemplary service or contribution to their housing co-op, the greater co-op movement, or the larger community where the contribution has enhanced the reputation of the co-op movement.

COCHF started presenting the Co-op Service Awards in 2002, as a way for housing co-ops to acknowledge positive contributions to the local sector while demonstrating the co-operative principles and values.  Even though the award is presented by COCHF, these individuals have been nominated solely by their own co-op. In 2017, the federation started hosting an annual co-op service awards dinner, dedicated to acknowledging each co-op’s appreciation for their nominee’s valued contribution.

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Co-op Service Awards nominations are submitted to the federation after a motion is approved at a co-op board and/or members’ meeting.  Nominee(s) must agree to be nominated and sign the nomination form.

Here are some examples of "service" ...

  • A service was provided to the co-op or co-op sector that is exemplary of the co-op principles

  • Went out of their way without being asked to help others in their co-op

  • Helped the co-op and membership to deal with a crisis or difficult situation

  • Organized an activity enhancing the sense of community in the co-op

  • Demonstrated by example a better way to do things

  • Action(s) on behalf of the co-op that had a positive effect on the larger community

  • An activity or result on which the co-op has placed a high value

Your co-op can make one nomination in a year, with a maximum of three people who have worked together as a group on the same activity.  See below to read inspiring and heartwarming nominations written by housing
co-ops to recognize a member and/or staff.

Co-op Service Award Nomination Brochures

2018 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2017 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2016 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2015 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2014 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2013 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2012 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2011 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2010 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2009 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2008 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2007 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2006 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2005 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2004 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2003 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

2002 Co-op Service Awards Recipients

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