Co-op Service Awards

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Every housing co-op has a member or staff person who has given special service to their co-op that is worthy of special recognition. Click here to download the 2018 nomination form.

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.

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

The nomination form is submitted by the co-op to COCHF after a motion is made and approved at an official co-op members meeting or Board meeting. The nominee(s) must agree to be nominated and sign the nomination form. Your co-op can make one nomination in a year, and/or up to three people who have worked together as a group on the same activity.

List of Co-op Service Award Winners from 2017


Date:  February 15, 2018

Location: Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre

Cost: $60 – Ticket


2017 will mark the 12th year that the awards have been presented by COCHF so that housing co-ops in Waterloo Region, Guelph, and Brantford can give recognition to their members and staff who have made a significant contribution to their co-op community or to the greater co-op movement, or made a contribution to the larger community 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-ops. The award is an opportunity for a co-op to show its appreciation for their nominee’s valued contribution that has made a difference.

Congratulations from COCHF to all of the nominees / recipients of the Co-op Service Awards.

2016 COCHF Co-op Service Award Recipients