You will find everything you need to develop your new rules right here. You will want to review the stages and steps set out in the step-by-step guide carefully.
Please note our disclaimers and limitations.How do I start? | Step-by-Step Guide | Stage 1: Preparation and Review | Stage 2: Choose a Membership Model | Stage 3: Comparing with the Model Rules | Stage 4: Drafting New Rules | Stage 5: Adopting Your Rules | How can CHF BC help? | Quick Access
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.
As you work through the process we can answer your questions about any stage by email or by phone. We also hold free information sessions and webinars, see if there is one coming up near you. We can also comment on your draft Rules before you take them to your members for approval. These are CHF BC member benefits at no extra fee.
We can also (extra fee services):
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.