Scholarship application online now - January 21, 2014

Don't miss the March 3 Scholarship Fund application deadline!

The 2014 CHF BC Scholarship Fund application deadline is March 3, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. The Scholarship Fund's purpose is to support the educational goals of co-op members, particularly young co-op members who are already making a contribution to their communities.

If you live in a CHF BC member housing co-op, plan to enrol, or are already enrolled, in an undergraduate program in a college, university or apprenticeship program, check out the Scholarship Fund application online. We will present scholarship awards to the winners at the CHF BC Semi-Annual General Meeting on May 3.

What's Happening

First Member Forum of the year: Your piece of the puzzle on February 17.

Packed event calendar for spring 2014

Starting with a "Your piece of the puzzle!" Member Forum in our Vancouver offices on February 17, and a Vancouver Island Council meeting in Victoria on February 26, we kick off an exciting spring line-up of events for members on the Mainland and the Island. We've listed most of them here (see upcoming events sidebar), but check our website, mark your calendars and watch for more news coming soon. Please make note of the deadlines.

The CHF BC Scholarship Fund application deadline is March 3, and the Yes Camp draw date is June 6. Information about registration for our Spring Island Education Day, Spring Education Conference, and Semi-Annual General Meeting will be coming to your co-op in the mail and posted online closer to those event dates.

And watch for more on our "You hold the key: fix the co-op housing crunch!" campaign. We're launching the next phase of the campaign we started during last spring's provincial election to convince the provincial government to find a rent supplement replacement for subsidies lost when co-op operating agreements end. We're asking members to get involved, so tell us your stories, follow us on social media - and remember, You hold the key!

Stay tuned for more e-newsletters in the coming weeks on this and other important updates and announcements!