Increasing Tenant Management in Public Housing


Research Description Atkinson Co-operative Conference Details Status Discussions


Thank You 

To all those who attended and participated in the Housing Conference on February 10th, 2004. The conference brought together the various primary stakeholders involved in Canada's first conversion from public housing to co-operative housing. Please press here for more details about the conference.

The conference was broadcast live online throughout the day.

Over the coming weeks information will be posted on this site explaining how to receive the proceedings of the conference. If you have any questions or comments please email or you could click here.


Welcome to the home page for the research project, Converting Government-Administered Public Housing to Tenant-Managed Non-Profit Co-operatives.

The overall purpose of this study is to analyze the change in government policy regarding the state’s role in providing low-income housing. Within that policy change we are studying a leading edge innovation in non-market housing, which has the potential to transform non-market housing provided by government (public housing) into a partnership with non-profits.  

Our case study is centered on the investigation of a leading edge experiment of converting a public housing project in Toronto (Alexandra Park) to a tenant-managed non-profit co-operative (Atkinson Housing Co-operative).   

Contents of this site

In this web site you will be introduced the various aspects of our research project. You will also be given an introduction to the Atkinson community who became the first public housing community to convert into a co-operative.


Please visit this site regularly as this site will develop.



For problems or questions regarding this web or the research project contact  [Converting Public Housing to Co-operative Housing].  Last updated: February 14, 2004.