Short version of changes to co-op Rules - July 26, 2013

Short version of changes to co-op rules now available online

During our consultation on Model Rules 2.0, some co-ops told us that they would prefer to tackle the job of updating their Rules and Occupancy Agreement in two stages:

  1. The minimum changes required by recent amendments to the Co-op Act, followed by
  2. A more complete revision based on the new Model Rules 2.0.
CHF BC has produced a template for co-ops wanting to make the minimum changes described above. You can find it here on the members-only section of our website.

The package includes an explanation of the required changes, the text of the special resolution your co-op will need to adopt, and a sample notice of meeting to get you started. The Act requires co-ops to make these changes at their next members meeting, so don't delay!

For more information, contact education director Sue Moorhead at



What's Happening


Group Buying flooring partners make donation to CHF BC Scholarship Fund

CHF BC's Group Buying flooring partners, CD Contract and K&A Flooring, along with flooring manufacturers Armstrong, Beaulieu Canada and Shaw Floors, have made a combined donation of $2000 to CHF BC's Scholarship Fund. Since 2012, CHF BC has awarded two scholarships to students from member co-ops.

"With this additional contribution from our flooring partners, we hope to be able to give out a third scholarship in 2014," says CHF BC executive director, Thom Armstrong.

CD Contract and K&A Flooring provide flooring services to CHF BC members at reduced rates and use a selection of products from flooring manufacturers Armstrong, Beaulieu Canada and Shaw Floors.