Calling all island co-ops! CHF BC “You Hold the Key” campaign e-bulletin - July 4, 2014

Go the extra mile to show you care -- let ‘em hear you on the Legislature Lawns, Victoria co-ops!

Would you be willing to go an extra mile to fix the co-op housing crunch? Here’s your chance. The You Hold the Key campaign is holding a meeting for all Greater Victoria area co-ops at Seawalk Housing Co-op on July 8. Seawalk is almost exactly one mile from the B.C. Legislature, just across the Inner Harbour. This is your opportunity to make enough noise about the loss of subsidy facing our most vulnerable members to be heard on the Legislative lawn.


So come on! Join us as we rally to protect seniors, single parents, people with disabilities and new Canadians caught in the affordability crunch. Find out what you can do to help. And let’s pack the room and send a loud, clear message across the water so the decision-makers like Housing Minister Rich Coleman just a mile away can hear you. 

All co-op members welcome! 

Event Date: July 8, 2014 Event Time: 7 pm

Location: Seawalk Housing Co-op, 250 Russell Street, Victoria

Contact Name: Fiona Jackson

Contact Email: 



Show you care -- fill this chair!


Empty chairs send the wrong message to the provincial government. They’ll think you don’t care about the most vulnerable members of your co-op community who are working hard to keep their homes affordable. So show you care -- fill that chair at this Tuesday’s meeting for all Greater Victoria area co-ops at Seawalk Housing Co-op.



Upcoming Events


12 noon - 3 pm


7:00 pm

Do the write thing: Tweet, text, talk, tell!

Want to send Housing Minister Rich Coleman a message? Grab the ear of your MLA or MP? The You Hold the Key campaign can help. Check out the “What You Can Do” section of our website to find out how you can spread the word on Facebook, talk to, text, tweet and write your elected officials and your friends on social media. Let them know what’s at stake. And don't forget to make sure your co-op knows it can show some resolve!

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