A group of housing co-ops members founded the Co-operative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario (CHASEO) to promote the development of new co-ops and to provide services/education for the co-operative housing sector.
Co-operative housing is a unique model that is deeply responsive to its members’ needs. It is a form of housing that develops collectively, and it’s structured to ensure a democratic process that builds a shared voice and community.
Today, CHASEO is a member-supported organization representing more than 4,226 members living in more than 54 non-profit housing co-operatives located in the region of Ottawa.
Priority #1 - At Our Core
Foster Strong, Engaged and Thriving Members
Priority #2 - Expanding Our Reach
Facilitate new co-operative housing development in Eastern Ontario
Priority #3 - Amplifying Our Impact
Be the leader in promoting the value of co-op housing in Eastern Ontario
The Seven Principles of Co-ops
These are the seven principles that guide the co-op movement