Members tackle future at packed CHF BC AGM

CHF BC members gathered on Saturday, November 30 in Burnaby for the Federation’s 31st annual general meeting.

Here are some of the meeting highlights:

A new board: Delegates acclaimed five directors to the Federation board: Manon Bertrand (The Brambles), Fred Silvergieter (Fraserview), Amanda Skillin (Delta Green), Linda Woyce (Domego) and Eddie Sabile (Killarney Gardens).  Deena Szostak (Kinross Creek) was acclaimed to serve on the finance committee.   

A new mission statement: Delegates passed a resolution to approve a new mission statement for the Federation: Our mission is to unite, represent and serve our members in a thriving co-operative housing movement. ​

Tackling change: Delegates approved a resolution to tackle the challenges of the future, including the launch of a national campaign to replace expiring co-op subsidies.  They also directed the board to engage housing co-ops and other federations, including CHF Canada, in a discussion about how to improve the scale of our operations to ensure a viable future.

Watch for more details on the AGM in stories to come this week ...

Photos: 

New board: back row (L to R): Yuri Artibise (Athletes Village), Lisa Berting (Cana Management), Patty Shaw (Kailasa), Art Farquharson (Seawalk), David Lach (Quebec Manor), Eddie Sabile (Killarney Gardens) front row (L to R): Isabel Evans (Granville Gardens), Manon Bertrand (The Brambles), Amanda Skillin (Delta Green), Linda Woyce (Domego). Missing from photo: Dianne Brubaker (Creekside) and Fred Silvergieter (Fraserview).

Retiring director Alana van Dam with president Isabel Evans.

Member forum: CHF BC members tackled questions about how co-ops and federations can best face challenges to come.