Your piece of the puzzle - February 15, 2014

What's your piece of the puzzle?

Come together with other housing co-op members at our first Member Forum of 2014 on Monday, February 17, and create your puzzle piece in a special co-op community event "Your piece of the puzzle". You'll have fun and learn more about our province-wide campaign for a Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) program to assist co-op communities facing the end of the federal operating agreements.

The clock is ticking for low-income co-op members (seniors, disabled, single-parent) who rely on rent subsidies to stay in their homes. Between now and 2017, one quarter of BC’s housing co-ops will lose RGI subsidies as their federal housing agreements end. That number will climb to 3,000 households by 2020.

Join us to learn more about our campaign for a cost-effective program to keep these members in their homes, catch up with the latest from CHF BC and CHF Canada, and add your piece to the puzzle!

And if you're an Island member, create your puzzle piece at the Vancouver Island Council meeting on February 26!

What's Happening

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

$5000 scholarships up for grabs!

The deadline to apply to CHF BC's third year of its successful scholarship program is March 3, 2014 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 young co-op member with educational goals? Do you know a young co-op member who demonstrates community leadership?  Download the 2014 CHF BC Scholarship application now!  

If you have questions, contact Kerry Panter, Member Services Director at 1-877-384-9444 or 250-384-9444 or email