CHF Canada

Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada)

Mission, Mandate & Values

The Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) is the organized voice of the Canadian co-operative housing movement.

We exist to unite, represent and serve the community of housing co-operatives across Canada and member organizations that support their operation and development.

We work actively for the growth, stability and independence of the co-operative housing movement in Canada. As part of the larger co-operative movement, we promote the practice of co-operation in Canada and abroad.

Principles & Aims

Housing cooperatives exist for their members’ common benefit. Like other co-operatives, they promote individual responsibility, mutual help, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-ops try to embody the ethical values of honesty, openness and concern for others and for the wider society.

Housing co-operatives are committed to giving service of the best quality they can at a fair price. Canadian housing co-operatives hold certain aims in common: