Co-operative Principles

Tenant members of housing Co-operatives work together to make decisions about the rules of their Co-operative and how their co-operative operates. To assist them with these activities and to ensure an open and fair environment they adopt and promote the seven principles of Co-operation.

The 7 Co-operative Principles

Voluntary and open membership

Democratic member control

Member economic participation

Autonomy and independence

Education, training and information

Co-operation among Co-operatives

Concern for the community