Is CO-OP Housing right for you?

Co-operative Housing - More than a Home


The Northern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association (NACHA) is a federation of Housing Co-operatives. We provide a variety of services to our membership and to the public who are interested in finding out more about cooperative housing.

We offer a variety of information/resources including a monthly public information session that can assist families in becoming members of a housing cooperative project.


How to Apply to a Co-op

Some Edmonton area co-ops have very long waiting lists.  You can expect anywhere from a 3 month to 3 year wait for a vacancy.  As a result, we recommend that you inquire with the co-op that does not currently have a vacancy if they have a waiting list and how long it could take. Please be aware that not all co-ops have subsidies available.

  1. Attend a mandatory information session.
  2. Select co-ops of interest from the co-op listing.
  3. Apply to each co-op individually following their specific application process

Note: NACHA is not involved in the placement of families in its member housing co-ops.


2021 NACHA/SACHA Goldeye Conference


NACHA/SACHA Goldeye Registration Link

Registration is now open!

You are invited to take part in NACHA/SACHA 2021 Goldeye Conference. Co-ops and other groups that are not yet members of NACHA are also welcome to attend.


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Members: $75 + GST per attendee
Youth (Members aged 35 and Under): $37.50 + GST per attendee
Non-Members: $100 + GST per attendee

The maximum cost is $150 per housing co-op so we are encouraging you to send more than two members.

The registration fee includes the Plenary and one workshop.

Join us for this great learning and networking event!

Click here to Register

Download Instructions: How to Register for Goldeye

Board Basics Workshop

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Board Basics workshop provides each Board member with the basic tools to serve on their housing co-operative Board of Directors. For more information about the workshop please visit the NACHA Event page.

Visit Eventbrite to Register


Effective Minute Taking Workshop

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This workshop provides you with the tools to effectively take meeting minutes. For more information about the workshop please visit the NACHA Event page.

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PIPA Workshop

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) applies to all co-operative housing organizations for the protection of personal information. For more information about the workshop please visit the NACHA Event page.

Visit Eventbrite to Register

NACHA’s Tech Support Service

NACHA’s Tech Support Service is available to assist you in hosting virtual meetings. We can create an online meeting and provide registration admin and technical support during the meeting. For more information about our service, download the Tech Services document.

Click the Google Forms link to submit a request for NACHA Tech Services.


NACHA’s Response to COVID-19

Due to the concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we thought it was prudent to cancel our events that were scheduled to take place in March and April 2020. For more information about our response, please review our communication.

We will update this site as new information is available, so please check periodically and stay safe.

Visit the COVID-19 Co-op Resource Page for additional information


NACHA/Telus Partner Program


The NACHA/TELUS Partner Program is available to all housing co-op members. The program  provides enhanced offers, savings, and customer service.

You can find more details about the program here.


Telus PureFibre Upgrade

Is your internet too slow? What can you do to make it faster? One option to improve internet services is via Telus’ PureFibre technology. We know that sounds like a great idea but what’s the cost the co-op. That’s the beauty of the offer, Telus will absorb 100% of the cost.

To help you make a decision we have provided you with a variety of information.  You can find all the details here.

If your co-op is interested, consider inviting a Telus representative to your Board Meeting to answer any questions you may have.


NACHA Strategic Plan at a Glance

At the 2019 NACHA General Meeting and Fall Education Event we released the NACHA 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan.  You can take a look at the main points of the Strategic Plan here.


Job Opportunites

CHF Canada is looking for a Regional Manager for the Prairies. Please see the Job Description for more details.