What is CHASEO?

Who Are We?

What We Do

The Co-operative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario (CHASEO) is a co-operation of co-ops. Its members are housing co-ops in the Eastern Ontario region, co-op staff associations and sector-related organizations.

Through their association, members have a collective voice in Eastern Ontario to represent their interests with government, agencies and other groups.

CHASEO also provides ongoing support to housing co-ops and is a local source of resources, expertise and training. A wide range of services are available to members and non-members alike. Members also have access to a selection of continuously expanding cost-saving programs.

CHASEO is one of 17 regional co-op housing federations in Canada. It is an active member of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada).


CHASEO members are primarily housing co-operatives, however membership is open to any co-operative.

Governance and Management

CHASEO is incorporated as a co-operative. Member co-ops appoint delegates who attend quarterly meetings to discuss issues of common concern and to give direction to the organization.

The Board of Directors is elected annually to oversee the operations. There are 7 directors: 6 who represent housing co-ops and one who represents a management company. CHASEO employs a part-time member services co-ordinator.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to Lead, Serve and Support Ottawa’s Housing Co-op Communities

We believe in the values of:

  • Principled Leadership
  • Community
  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • Diversity

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