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What  is a Co-op?

Housing co-ops offer good quality, affordable housing operated on a non-profit basis. Members of co-ops have security of tenure and a say in how their co-ops are run. Any surpluses are re-invested in the housing to maintain it in good condition for future generations of members.
Members are involved in many aspects of managing the co-op, and maintaining the community. Housing co-ops were created to be co-operative, inclusive, community-based organizations, which provide safe, affordable housing to their members.
Co-ops make decisions democratically (one member, one vote), and so our members are actively engaged in the governance of our co-operative. This offers many educational and social opportunities to our members. Our Co-op provides a friendly place to live for established Ottawa residents and newcomers alike.
Glenn Haddrell Co-op is a member of CHASEO (Cooperative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario) and CHFC (Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada). CHASEO also provides an explanation of co-operative housing.
The Co-op follows these international co-operative principles:

  • Open and Voluntary Membership
  • Member’s Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Co-operation Among Co-operatives
  • Democratic Control by Members
  • Commitment to Service
  • Education, Training and Information
  • Concern for Community and Future Generations