Co-op Service Award


2016 Recipients will be acknowledged at the Co-op Service Award Dinner on February 16 2017.

Co-op Service Awards entertainment will feature a Co-op Murder Mystery that takes place in a Housing Co-op.  Don`t miss this wonderful & mysterious Awards Dinner Celebration at the Waterloo Region Museum that everyone will be talking about!

Where:  Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd. Kitchener N2P 2R7
How Much:    $45 /per person.

Co-op offices are to complete the event registration form for the attendees from the co-op.
Fax or email the form to the federation office by Tuesday January 31, 2017.

Click here to download the Dinner Ticket Reservation Form!

If you are a volunteer helping with the event’s behind-the-scenes, fill out your dinner reservation here!

For more information about this event, contact the COCHF Office.

This murder mystery is based on Merrilee Robson’s novel Murder is Uncooperative.  This is a fun read on co-operative living, and we encourage you to get a copy of your own!  Read more.

Every housing co-op has a member or staff person who has given special service to their co-op that is worthy of special recognition. Click here to download the 2016 nomination form.

A Co-op Service Award is recognition for an individual (or group of members) whom their co-op would like to see recognized by the larger housing co-op sector for outstanding or exemplary service or contribution to their housing co-op, the greater co-op movement, or the larger community where the contribution has enhanced the reputation of the co-op movement.  Click here to read about previous award recipients and why they were nominated.

Some examples of  “Service”…

  • a service was provided to the co-op or co-op sector that is exemplary of the co-op principles
  • went out of their way without being asked to help others in their co-op
  • helped the co-op and membership to deal with a crisis or difficult situation
  • organized an activity enhancing the sense of community in the co-op
  • demonstrated by example a better way to do things
  • action(s) on behalf of the co-op that had a positive effect on the larger community
  • an activity or result on which the co-op has placed a high value.

The nomination  form is submitted by the co-op to COCHF after a motion is made and approved at an official co-op members meeting or Board meeting. The nominee(s) must agree to be nominated and sign the nomination form. Your co-op can make one nomination in a year, and/or up to three people who have worked together as a group on the same activity.

“We cannot all do great things but we can do small things with great love.”   ~ Mother Teresa