About Us

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On behalf of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Agency for Co‑operative Housing manages the federal government’s co-operative housing programs in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and PEI.

Our approach is risk-based, data-driven and client-focused. Using data our clients file on line, we monitor their performance, giving special attention to those in difficulty or at risk. 

Each client receives a suite of plain-language reports on its performance once a year. The reports turn client data into valuable information presented in a reader-friendly way. When clients reach out to us, our staff respond quickly with helpful advice.

Client Compliance

In 2016,  85% of Agency clients fully complied with their CMHC operating agreement. In 2008, 70%. Better grasp of the rules or better-run co-ops? You decide.