Sarcee Meadows has been a well-established community since 1971 and is one of the largest housing co-operatives in Canada.

Sarcee Meadows is a non profit continuing housing co-operative.  “Non-profit” means – no one profits from living in SMHC.

Members will continue to manage the co-op for its lifetime.  The shares are passed on from outgoing members to incoming member – thus the term “continuing”.  Currently the share price is $2,200.00.

Community development is one of the best aspects of living in the co-op. The building of a community that is a special place to live brings with it considerable rewards.  Benefits include the following:

  • security of tenure – you don’t have to worry about SMHC being sold and you’ll have to leave; if your financial circumstances change, you will not lose your home, you may qualify for housing charge assistance.
  • anti-inflationary payments – housing charges may increase – we are not immune to inflation, however, there is no profit increase and so the housing charge increases are moderate.
  • your housing charge includes – property taxes, insurance on the building, utilities [except cable and telephone], one parking stall with a plug-in, maintenance and administration services, housing charge life insurance, recycling services, membership in Rutland Park community association, carpets cleaned approximately every two years as well as money for reserve funds.
  • the opportunity to have a say in what happens in SMHC.
  • educational opportunities – participation allows for building skills and personal growth.
  • freedom to create individuality in your home – within the established guidelines.
  • good atmosphere to raise children in a sense of protection and security.

It is situated in southwest Calgary, in the community of Rutland Park, with access to all amenities such as: schools, shopping, churches, Mount Royal University, Glenmore Park, bus service and easy access to downtown.  Its 35-acre site offers spacious surroundings in a park-like setting.  The complex is made up of 380 units that consist of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom townhouses