For a comprehensive guide to building a smoke-free policy in cooperative housing, download our guidebook. It contains step-by-step information and a large selection of sample documents and resources.  If you don't need comprehensive information but are looking for a specific tool or resource, try searching our index below.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Engagement Resources

Tips for working with a stakeholder advisory committee, a useful way to plan for and implement a smoke-free bylaw

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Cooperatives

Policy Development Guidebooks

A how-to guidebook on policy development, including incentives, legal information and a step-by-step policy-development guide

Sample Workshop Agenda And Discussion Process

Engagement Resources

Agenda and tips to organize and conduct a workshop to gather ideas about a smoke-free bylaw

Sample Smoke-Free Bylaw for Cooperatives

Policy Resources

Smoke-free bylaw (policy) for cooperatives, including definitions

Sample Resident Survey

Engagement Resources

Survey to gather data from residents concerning their opinions and experiences in the cooperative about second-hand smoke

Sample Resident Complaint Letter

Resident Resources

A letter to send to a board, landlord or property managers when exposed to second-hand smoke

Sample Policy Initiation Notice

Engagement Resources

Letter to notify residents that a smoke-free policy has been passed into the cooperative bylaws and will take effect

Sample Physician Letter

Resident Resources

A sample to provide your doctor when asking for support to ensure he/she provides the most help possible

Sample Petition for Co-op Members

Resident Resources

A tool to discover the views of others in your building regarding smoking and second-hand smoke

Sample Migrating Second-Hand Smoke Log

Resident Resources

Document and track your exposure to second-hand smoke in order to better advocate for change

Sample Meeting Agenda And Discussion Process

Engagement Resources

Agenda and tips to organize and conduct an information meeting to share information and gather opinions about a smoke-free bylaw

Sample Issue Tracking Log

Enforcement Resources

Log to document complaints from residents who experience smoke infiltration in their homes from neighbouring units

Sample Invitation To Meeting

Engagement Resources

Letter to invite residents to an information meeting at which they can learn more and share their thoughts about a smoke-free bylaw

Sample Focus Group Agenda And Discussion Process

Engagement Resources

Agenda and tips to organize and conduct a focus group to gather opinions about a smoke-free bylaw

Sample Bylaw Violation Letter

Enforcement Resources

Letter to notify a resident of a nuisance complaint against them in the event they violate your smoke-free policy

Practice Session For Smoke-Free Building

Engagement Resources

Outline and tips to organize a practice session for a smoke-free building to try out your smoke-free policy, find out what stakeholders think, gain insight into what works and doesn’t work, and refine the policy

Organizing Volunteer Networking System

Engagement Resources

Tips to organize a volunteer networking system: a way of organizing people in your building so they can quickly and easily share information amongst each other

Organizing Coffee Meetings

Engagement Resources

Tips to organize coffee meetings among your residents to learn more about their feelings toward a smoke-free policy

Legal Opinion on Smoke-Free Policies in Alberta

Policy Resources

A professional legal opinion on smoke-free policies for multi-unit housing in Alberta

How To Engage Residents

Engagement Resources

Comprehensive description of the Continuum of Stakeholder Engagement to help you decide upon and carry out an engagement plan of action

Flowchart Of Complaint Process

Enforcement Resources

Flowchart to address complaints from owners and residents about second-hand smoke exposure

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