Governing Housing Co-operatives: Recent findings

November 27th, 2014

This webinar covers research projects in the realm of housing co-operative and governance:

  1. Looking at the learning, skill-building and social ties that develop as individuals serve on the board of directors and engage in other ways in their housing co-operatives. This project was completed by analyzing data collected through the Co-operative Housing Programs Evaluation with the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada.
  2. Looking at engagement of young members in their housing co-operatives. This project was undertaken by conducting qualitative interviews with young members, managers and directors.


  • Catherine Leviten-Reid is an assistant professor in the MBA in Community Economic Development program at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia. She does research on organizational form, housing, social care and governance.
  • Justin Ellerby has lived in, worked for, and served as a board officer for California housing cooperatives for 11 years. He served as the President of the North American Students of Cooperation, and also of a California-based solar community housing association. He is currently pursuing an MBA in Community Economic Development at Cape Breton University.

Webinar Documents

 Emerging Co-op Research Showcase - Webinar Slides (PDF)

Webinar Slides (PDF)