Model Rules 2.0 is a bold new standard in housing co-op governance. It’s fully compliant with the most recent updates to the Cooperative Association Act, and it offers a host of best practices for sound management and good governance in the 21st century. 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. Find everything you need to adopt new rules right here.

Model Rules 2.0 is: | Why new Model Rules? | How do I start?

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Model Rules 2.0 is:

Our Model Rules 2.0 are fully compliant with the 2013 changes to the Cooperative 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

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Why new Model Rules?

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.

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How do I start?

You will see that the first stage in the Step-by-Step Guide is ‘Preparation and Review’ and includes setting up a rules committee and reviewing your existing rules. This is the best place to start.

The time it takes to complete the stages from here varies from co-op to co-op depending mostly on how much preparation work and general membership consultation is required. You can also work through in a different order than the steps identified, if you find this works better for you.

If you’re having trouble getting started or you stall in the process, we can help.