CHF BC renews a great partnership with big savings for members - February 20, 2017

CHF BC Scholarship deadline coming up quick on March 3!!

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CHF BC renews contract with Progressive Waste Solutions

Progressive Waste Solutions (PWS), CHF BC's long-time Group Buying partner is once again the successful bidder on a new three-year contract for our Waste and Recycling Group Buying program.

PWS beat out other competitors with the best prices on waste pickup, an extensive recycling services that includes organics recycling, and a fleet of vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.

"Progressive Waste has kept up with industry changes and continues to provide our members with superior service and savings on their waste and recycling," says Arnold Sang, CHF BC's Commercial Services Director.

The company also also makes a generous annual contribution to CHF BC's Scholarship Fund.

All of CHF BC's Group Buying programs are subject to a rigorous tender process every three years to ensure our members get the best quality and prices.

If you want to learn more about how much your co-op could save on this or any of our group buying programs, contact our Commercial Services Director, Arnold Sang, at 604-343-2355 (1-866-879-5111 ext. 138) or

Discover Energy Savings Challenge - but hurry

Our Housing Central partner, BC Non-Profit Housing Association, is running a Discover Energy Savings Challenge. All non-profit housing providers and co-ops are eligible to participate. 

Do you plan to:

  • Upgrade lighting fixtures this year?
  • Install low flow showerheads?
  • Enroll in ECAP?
  • Replace weather stripping?
  • Replace furnace filters?

Enter the Discover Energy Savings Challenge by February 28, and earn the chance to win $500 for your Housing Co-operative!

***** Participating is easy! *****

There are literally hundreds of ways to save energy. Identify one planned energy saving activity, and enter your Housing Co-op’s name for one of two $500* draw prizes!

Interested?  Follow these four steps:

Entries must be in by February 28, 2017!

Prize draw will take place on March 6, 2017!

Winners will be announced March 6, 2017!

Winners will be featured in BCNPHA’s Infolink Magazine! The Discover Energy Savings campaign is sponsored by BC Hydro and FortisBC.

Questions, please contact BCNPHA at or 604-291-2600.

Please feel free to forward to others in your organization!

Good Luck!

*Winners can choose a gift card of their choice – no alcohol or tobacco related gift cards please.

Time running out to apply for CHF BC Scholarship!

The deadline to submit applications for the sixth year of our successful scholarship program is March 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. The CHF BC Scholarship Fund supports the educational goals of co-op members, particularly young co-op members who are already making a contribution to their communities.

Are you a member of a co-op with educational goals? Do you know a young co-op member who demonstrates community leadership? The 2017 CHF BC Scholarship Fund application is now online.

Submit your application to:

CHF BC Scholarship Fund

220 - 1651 Commercial Drive

Vancouver, BC  V5L 3Y3 

If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Panter at 1-877-384-9444 or 250-384-9444 or

 Upcoming Events

CHF BC Scholarship Application deadline

March 3

Membership Terminations

March 9

Member Forum

March 20


Spring Education Conference

April 1

Vancouver Island Member Appreciation Evening

April 26

PIPA: Privacy Information Primer for Co-ops

April 27


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