One of the reasons our units are so affordable
is that much of the work required to maintain and administer
the co-op is done by members. There is a three month "settling
in" period after your move in date during which your
particpation is not mandatory, but after that all members
over the age of 16 are required to participate a minimum of
four hours per month in some aspect of the co-op's operation,
and many choose committee work to fulfill their participation
obligations. The number of hours you contribute are referred
to as your PIPs (Particpation Involvement Points).
If your daily schedule makes it difficult for you to attend
regularly scheduled committee meetings, contact the co-op
office to inquire into other opportunities to fulfill your
If you are a member of a committee, the
committee chairperson automatically records and submits your
attendance to the co-op office. If
you are performing work not associated with a committee you
must submit a PIP form, available from the co-op office.
Check out the list of committees to see
what interests you:
Assist with the financial administration of the co-op. The
Finance Committee reviews the co-op's balance sheet and reports
its status and any financial issues to the Treasurer.
Cleaning, Move In/Move Out
Help keep our units clean and attractive by assisting with
inspections and cleaning duties.
Participate in maintaining the natural appearance of the
co-op by cutting grass, planting flowers and shrubs, removing
Assist with routine light maintenance of our units including
appliance removal and replacement, replacement of furnace
Participants interview prospective co-op members, whose recommendations
are reviewed by the Board of Directors for consideration.
If member issues are your interest, consider the Member Relations
Participate in assembling the co-op's monthly newsletter.
All writers and artists welcome!
Have some great ideas that will help foster participation
at the co-op? Then this is the committee for you.
There are many enthusiastic pet owners at the co-op. If you're
one of them, consider the Pet Committee.
Successful co-op membership is based on equal particpation,
which the PIP Submissions Committee ensures by tracking the
particpation of every member.
Social and Kids Club
Do you consider yourself a good coordinator? Enjoy kids?
The Social and Kids Club Committee brings us together for
summer barbeques, Christmas parties and more... and they have
fun doing it!
Promoting affordable housing to York Region residents is
the primary goal of this Web site. If you like to surf the
Web, take pictures or know a bit about Web site design, you
belong on the Web Site Committee.
Establishing that first connection with a new family at the
co-op is an important and rewarding experience. The Welcoming
Committee welcomes YOU in putting smiles on our new members!
Board of Directors
Members are also strongly encouraged to
consider particpation on the co-op's Board of Directors
(BOD). As a BOD member your PIPs obligations are
automatically fulfilled. The nine member board meets approximately
twice per month to discuss and vote on co-op issues, and is
the liaison between the co-op's members and York Region Housing.
BOD positions include:
- President (1)
- Vice-President (1)
- Treasurer (1)
- Secretary (1)
- Directors (5)
BOD members serve a minimum two year term and are elected
at one of the co-op's quarterly member meetings. Inquire about
vacant positions by contacting the co-op office.