Committees

CCOC is directed and controlled by volunteers. Our organization is structured into five committees and departments overseen by the Board of Directors, plus a sixth Personnel Committee dedicated to dealing with personnel-related concerns.

CCOC Committees

Development Committee

Deals with the development, acquisition and financing of new properties. They are a creative bunch who look for clever ways to create new housing. This committee informs the work of the Development Department.

The Development Department works to acquire or build new CCOC properties. They also keep a close eye on regulations and city planning to make sure we can continue to grow and offer new affordable housing.

Finance Committee

Deals with the financial administration of CCOC, its investments and long-term viability. If you want to know what is happening: follow the money! This committee informs the work of the Finance Department.

The Finance Department collects the rent and sends rent receipts. They are responsible for taking legal action, which can result in eviction, if tenants do not pay their rent, so please pay your rent! They also manage CCOC’s budgets, maintain financial records and look after CCOC computer systems.

Membership & Communications Committee

Deals with communication with CCOC tenants and the community. If you’re interested in how CCOC spreads the word and gets people involved in gardening, green living, local issues and political advocacy through the web, social media, posters and workshops, this is the place to be. This committee informs the work of the Membership and Communications Department.

The Membership & Communications Department is responsible for membership and volunteer engagement, corporate communications, and community partnerships. They work to involve tenants in energy conservation, recycling, gardening and neighbourhood issues and to promote CCOC through events and activities that build a sense of community.

A CCOC staff member and volunteer at a volunteer recognition event
A CCOC staff member and volunteer at a volunteer recognition event

Property Management Committee

Deals with the care of CCOC properties. If it has anything to do with keeping our buildings and your home looking good and working well, this committee is responsible. The Property Management Committee informs the work of the Maintenance Department.

The Maintenance Department is responsible for keeping CCOC properties in good repair, including    your home, common areas, landscaping and parking areas. The department is organized into two sections. Building Services handles all routine and preventative maintenance such as landscaping, cleaning and inspections. Tenant Services handles all demand maintenance such as tenant requests and work related to turn overs. The Maintenance service desk is the front line for all tenant requests for maintenance service and repairs.

Rentals Committee

Monitors vacancies and turnovers and identifies marketing strategies. It develops policies on eligibility criteria, occupancy standards and rent subsidies in accordance with government programs. It also recommends market rent changes and approves parking policies. This committee makes decisions that have a big impact on all of our tenants and rumour is that they have the best potlucks. The Rentals Committee informs the work of the Rentals department.

The Rental Department is responsible for renting out CCOC’s homes, managing subsidy programs and rental policies. They also deal with tenant behaviour issues, parking and the CCOC custodians. The Rental Department is responsible for taking legal action, which can result in eviction, for issues other than rent collection, so be a good neighbour!