About Us

Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes is a non-profit housing co-operative located in downtown Kitchener. We have 66 apartments located within the two buildings. The heritage building, which was built in 1879, has 21 apartments, and the six-storey highrise (with an elevator) has the remaining 45. The co-op began operations in 1990.

At Bread and Roses our goal is to provide safe, affordable housing that is located on the edge of the downtown core. Our membership is diverse, and is made up of seniors, young families, couples and singles. We offer a sense of community where members can share their talents and skills with each other and the co-op.

The co-op operates according to the co-operative principles. We value democratic control, through regular General Meetings (to hold elections, approve the Budget, pass Bylaws, appoint the co-opís Auditor, and approve Audited Financial Statements) and the election of an eight-member Board of Directors.. Members help to make decisions about what happens in the co-op, and they are encouraged to be involved in co-op life through joining one or more committees or helping with tasks. 

Members of the co-op decided in 2017 to make the co-op non-smoking. With the exception of one designated outdoor smoking area (a covered gazebo), smoking of any substance is prohibited.


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