Workshops filling fast - register now for the Fall Co-op Housing Education Conference! - September 29, 2017

If you're an Island member, register your delegate for the Vancouver Island Council on October 18!

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Workshops filling fast for Fall Education Conference

Join us on October 28 for this exciting and popular Fall Education Conference

Not sure what to take? If you're a first-timer, you might want to start with co-op fundamentals like Maintenance 101 or Co-op Housing Basics. Or expand your knowledge with Yikes, I'm the Secretary! or our Privacy Information Primer for Co-ops.

And don't forget, we still have spots open for our "bring a new member for free" offer! Download the flyer to get all the details and choose your workshops.

We look forward to seeing you there!

We're a co-op and you have a vote!

Vancouver Island Council

For Island co-ops, be sure to register your delegate for the Vancouver Island Council meeting on October 18 in Victoria. Delegates will be electing a Chair and Vice-Chair for the Island Council, and an Island Director for the CHF BC board at that meeting.  We mailed a package to your co-op and you can find the forms you need here to nominate candidates and register.


Annual General Meeting and Housing Central Conference

We invite all members from across the province to join us on Sunday November 19 for CHF BC's Annual General Meeting, our 35th! There are some new highlights this year so please read all the details below and register early!

  1. **New this year - our registration is online** To register a delegate, alternate or observer, click the register button at the bottom of the registration information page.
  2. For the second year, our AGM will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond starting at 10:30 a.m. followed by a lunch and plenary featuring keynote speaker Shane Koyczan, where we join with participants in the Housing Central Affordable Housing Conference
  3. An election! We'll be holding an election for five at-large positions on the CHF BC board and one position on the CHF BC Finance Committee. To nominate a candidate, download the candidate's declaration form and submit by Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
  4. Call for resolutions: We're accepting resolutions from members for consideration at the AGM, deadline to submit a resolution is 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017.3.
  5. Members are welcome to stay on after our AGM for a housing "Sector Supper" where we will enjoy special entertainment and celebrate our 35th anniversary with our community housing partners. 
  6. If co-ops wish to attend the Housing Central Conference, we have a special arrangement where CHF BC members can register at the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA)'s Member Early Bird rate until October 11, 2017, and the standard BCNPHA Member rate after that date. Get all the details about How to Register. While the conference is focused on all types of affordable housing, we've identified some workshops that have the most overlap with housing co-op members - see the list at the bottom of our AGM/conference information page.

For more information, please contact Patrick O'Brien at 604-879-5111 (1-866-879-5111) ext. 140 or email

Higher interest rates for member co-ops!

Our popular Co-op Housing Interest Pool (CHIP) just got a boost with a rise in the interest rate for co-op operating accounts. Co-ops with their operating accounts in the Vancity CHIP just saw the interest rate go up to 1.55%. On a balance of $100,000 that's $1550 a year in interest. If you have questions about your co-op's CHIP account and want to make sure you're getting the best rates, contact Arnold Sang at or 604-879-5111 (1-866-879-5111) ext. 138.

 Upcoming Events

Vancouver Island Council Meeting

October 18

Model Rules 2.0 three years on - Free Webinar

October 19

Fall Education Conference

October 28


Annual General Meeting

November 19

Growing in Place

November 27

Co-op Housing Basics

December 14


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