Model Rules 2.0

CHF BC is pleased to provide Model Rules 2.0, a bold new standard in housing co-op governance. You’ll find a complete set of tools to make the process of updating your Rules easy.

Model Rules 2.0 is:

  • fully compliant with the 2013 changes to the Co-operative Association Act
  • based on more than a decade of feedback from co-ops and the organizations that support them
  • built for today and for life after your CMHC operating agreement
  • written with the best co-op legal advice
  • simple, easy to use and apply to the most common situations your co-op will face
  • full of fresh new ideas and approaches to good governance and principled leadership

Why new Model Rules?

How can CHF BC help?

As you work on updating your Rules and Occupancy Agreement, CHF BC can:

For more intensive, hands-on assistance, CHF BC can:

  • offer additional consulting as needed (fee for service)
    • attend meetings to answer questions
    • chair a meeting to make decisions
    • facilitate a process — in whole or in part — to help you get from start to finish. Our expert consultants can work with your Rules committee, directors or members.
  • word-process the final copy of your new Rules and Occupancy Agreement (fee for service)


What’s next?

Visit Model Rules 2.0 on our members-only page. We’ll guide you through the process from start to finish.

You’ll want to set up a member-only account if you don't have one yet. Here’s how

The new model is designed to be an on-line resource.  We will update the model periodically with your feedback to make sure that it continues to represent the gold standard in co-op governance. Check our website regularly to see how the model is evolving to meet the governance needs of housing co-ops.

So let’s get to work.  These are challenging times for housing co-ops, and Model Rules 2.0 is the governance resource you need to face the future with confidence.