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This series discusses conflict in housing co-ops as it affects co-op communities and ultimately co-op governance.

These resources provide CHF Canada’s best advice to assist members, Board of Directors and staff as they face conflict challenges.

To be clear, we are not training members to become conflict resolution experts! A key CHF Canada recommendation is for co-ops to use conflict mediation services. Mediation services are an effective way for co-ops to handle conflict that has grown from a minor problem to a large one.

This conflict series will help clarify the roles for members, Board of Directors and staff when conflict occurs in the co-op. Understanding everyone’s responsibilities makes it easier to find solutions. The series will also help co-op members and staff understand how to handle minor conflicts quickly.

Conflict in a co-op can be likened to a communicable disease: it is easily spread, but with some healthy habits, we can contain and treat it!

NOTE: Since these resources are for CHF Canada members only, you will need to register an account on their website to see the Resources section.