Kingston Co-operative Homes is
located in a quiet residential area near Downtown Kingston
in Ontario, Canada.
We have picnic tables, benches, a games arena and a gazebo,
all under large mature trees. As owners and managers of our
co-operative, we the residents strive to provide a beautiful,
safe, well maintained and affordable place to live.
About half of our homes offer a "geared to income"
housing charge (rent) for low income members.
All of the residents of Kingston Co-operative
Homes collectively own and manage the property and buildings.
We have a Board of Directors
who are elected by the general membership to manage and supervise
the operations of the co-op. We also have several committees
that provide a variety of services to the community. Our property
co-ordinator manages our every day operations under
the direction of the Board of Directors.
All members of the community contribute a minimum of 4 hours
a month by performing outside work, working on a committee,
or by accomplishing necessary tasks.
Members also attend two or three General Members' meetings
a year plus our spring and fall clean-ups.
Effective participation by all members
helps keep our housing charges competitively low and builds
the kind of community we want.
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS
||Elected by the membership to manage and supervise the operations
of the co-op.
||Co-ordinate the assignment of responsibilites to members and
provide follow-up to ensure things are running smoothly.
||Operate an Open House on the 2nd Wed. of each month from 6
to 8 pm.
Interview potential members.
||Take care of the green spaces and carry out the common gardening
||Organize social events, especially for the children.
We've had some great multi-cultural pot lucks, family excursions
to the beach, sugarbush, apple picking and more.
||Work with members to resolve conflicts and provide preventative
||Oversee the budget and make reccommendations to the board.
||Publish our own newsletter to keep members informed of activities
within our community.
||Organize events for our youth and afford them a voice in the
community. We've enjoyed excursions for swimming and bowling,
had pizza and craft evenings and lots more.
||Co-ordinate bi-annual general clean-ups for our common property.
Provide an annual report outlining repairs needed for our townhome
||From time to time the Co-op also organizes ad-hoc and sub-committees
to provide information, research and reccommendations to the
Board and membership.