Fall Education Conference engages members in learning

The CHF BC Fall Education Conference held on Saturday, October 20 in Burnaby offered a day of learning with something for everyone in a range of workshops including nine new ones.

140 participants including members from 57 housing co-ops in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island enjoyed workshops and lively discussions  on preparing for the future and improving management and governance in different areas.

Feedback from participants was enthusiastic like this one from a participant at the Future Shock: Planning for the end of your operating agreement workshop, "Very educational. A lot to share with other members," and the popular day-long workshop, Keeping your co-op full: Heading toward 2020 was summed up by one, "It was awesome! Thank you!"

Members heard from panels of knowledgeable and experienced members and guests at the Aging in place and Supporting sound management workshops, and got answers to their legal questions in Ask the lawyers.

Over lunch, there was a short "did you know?" quiz about the International Year of Co-operatives, with prizes.

Conference participants can now view and download all workshop materials online.