Village Canadien Coop Ltd. is a safe community located in south Winnipeg, close to schools, shopping and many other conveniences. We are located at two different sites, the original site consists of 150 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses, while the new site (Meadowood) is made up of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses. Take a look around - we are sure you'll like what you see!

Non-profit housing co-operatives offer their residents more. Being member-owned, operating policies are decided through a democratic process. There is no landlord, thus no profit-motive. The housing charge is based on operating costs only. This means fine quality homes at a fair monthly charge. Unlike rents, housing charges rise only with increases in operating costs and are substantially less than comparable housing units.

Residents buy a membership (share) in the co-op. This entitles them to lifetime residency. In the event that a resident moves out of the co-operative, their shares are sold back to the co-op. In the meantime, the money from the shares goes toward helping to maintain the co-op, at least indirectly.

Member participation in the operation of the co-op helps to build a sense of community and helps to minimize housing costs. Decisions about the running of each co-op are made democratically by the members through the election of a volunteer board of directors. In addition, co-op housing provides a unique opportunity for people to share and assist each other in ways beyond their housing needs.
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