Refinancing and renewal: Lower Mainland information session this Wednesday - July 8, 2013

Last co-op planning and financing info session for the summer: Register now!

CHF BC has partnered with Terra Housing and Vancity and together created a package of services to help member co-ops move from assessing their buildings to creating solid, long-term financial and operating plans. When a plan calls for new borrowing, or refinancing existing debt, CHF BC and its partners will prepare a loan application package so the co-op can access the money it needs to carry out necessary work.

CHF BC has held several well-attended information sessions for members about the new services. There are still spots open for the only July session for Lower Mainland co-ops at the CHF BC offices on Commercial Drive on July 10 from 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm. Register now!

CHF BC invites your co-op board to designate up to two representatives to attend a session so your co-op can learn more and decide whether the services meet your co-op’s needs.


What's Happening


Four CHF BC youth head to YES Camp this summer

Once again, CHF BC has sponsored young people from member co-ops to attend the popular YES Camp. Thirteen young people from member co-ops applied this year and we were able to send four to camp with full sponsorship. And because YES Camp itself can usually offer at least partial sponsorship to co-op youth, we let all the other applicants know to contact the Camp so hopefully everyone gets to go to camp this summer.

Here's what one of last year's winners, Julien, said about his experience at Yes camp: "I really think that this place has changed me for the better. I have met so many great people and learned so many great leadership skills." 

A big thanks to Cedar Mill Housing Co-op in Vancouver for its generous donation that covered half the cost for one sponsorship to YES Camp!