About Us

About Us

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.

Management Type

The trend in co-op management is toward management companies. Volunteer-only co-ops make up half the share of our clients (4%) that they did in 2007. Co-ops with their own employees are down to 30% of Agency clients, while management companies serve 52%. The rest have only a bookkeeper.