CHF BC Education Services

The purpose of the CHF BC Education Program is to support our member housing co-ops to be:

  • Well governed membership associations

  • Soundly managed viable businesses

  • Well maintained real-estate assets

  • Healthy co-operative communities

Our education services below outline what we offer to achieve these goals.

If you're not sure where to start you can contact us: we will be happy to help you identify the priorities for your housing co-op.

Successful housing co-ops know that an educated membership saves time and money. With changing roles and an ever-changing sector, this means budgeting for education every year.

We are currently seeking members to join our education committees (both mainland and Vancouver Island). Read here for more information and to express interest.

Workshops

Portable workshops: choose from a wide range of workshops. We’ll come to your co-op to help you develop core knowledge and skills.

Scheduled workshops (and webinar): Send representatives from your co-op to a workshop in our CHF BC training room on Commercial Drive and learn alongside members from other housing co-ops.

Registration and requests

Workshop materials: Download workshop materials after you have attended one of our workshops.

Read about our team of highly skilled and experienced consultants and facilitators here.

Education Conferences

Come along to learn about emerging issues in the sector, get inspired, be challenged and share your experiences with the wider housing co-op community.

Mainland: Two Lower Mainland events per year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

Island: One Vancouver Island event per year.

Read about our team of highly skilled and experienced consultants and facilitators here.

Consultations

One of our highly skilled and experienced consultants can work with your housing co-op to:

  • Resolve conflicts
  • Chair meetings
  • Offer board coaching and advice
  • Assess needs and trouble-shoot

Read about our team of highly skilled and experienced consultants and facilitators here.

Model Rules 2.0

A new standard in housing co-op governance, free and easy-to-use for CHF BC members.

The Co-op Compass

A facilitated process that works with your membership to develop a mission and vision that’s right for your housing co-op.

Education Program Consultants

Read about our team of highly skilled and experienced consultants and facilitators.

Resources

Visit this page to see what else we offer to support your housing co-op, including:

Guide to the Co-op Act

Privacy tools for co-ops

Sample policies

Other member resources

A library of resources for members plus some materials for the public too.