E-newsletter archive

28 June 2013
BC Seniors' Home Renovation Tax Credit: A summary for housing co-ops CHF BC has prepared a summary of the BC Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit for co‐op members who are thinking about claiming the new tax credit in their tax return (for the 2012 tax year or later). You can ... Read more
21 June 2013
CHF BC invites members to comment on draftModel Rules 2.0 After months of preparation, the draft Model Rules and Occupancy Agreement are now available for your comments. We want to make sure that the final Model Rules 2.0 work well for housing co-ops. And the best way to do that is... Read more
15 June 2013
New Long-Term Planning and Financing Services for Co-ops! CHF BC has a history of providing valuable educational, advocacy and commercial services to its members. The Federation is now launching a new set of services to assist co-ops with making long-term plans for the future. CHF BC... Read more
13 June 2013
Family fun at the Co-op Housing Summer BBQ All CHF BC and CHF Canada members are invited to join in the fun at our annual Co-op Housing Summer BBQ on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 3 pm at Trout Lake Park in Vancouver. Come share a barbecue with other co-op housing members, listen... Read more
23 May 2013
Clarification of memo on changes to the Coop Act  Last week we told you about some important changes to the Cooperative Association Act (the Co-op Act) dealing with the ability of housing co-ops to end a membership by way of an Occupancy Agreement termination.   In summary: A... Read more
16 May 2013
Important notice of changes to BC's Cooperative Association Act On June 1, 2013 some important changes to the Cooperative Association Act (the Co-op Act) will take effect.  The most important of these changes deal with the ability of housing co-ops to terminate a membership by way... Read more
15 May 2013
Vancouver City Council gives green light to Land Trust proposal for new affordable housing CHF BC welcomed a unanimous decision by Vancouver City Council this morning, May 15, to approve a proposal from the Community Housing Land Trust Foundation (the Land Trust) to lead a ... Read more
10 May 2013
New co-op to be part of Land Trust housing development in Vancouver A partnership of co-op and non-profit organizations led by CHF BC is bringing four sites owned by the City of Vancouver under one roof to build new affordable housing. If approved by Vancouver City Council on May... Read more
7 May 2013
Does the plight of low-income, elderly and disabled co-op members set your heart a-twitter? You can still help! There's one week left to the provincial election on May 14 and we've been busy working to make sure all provincial parties know that they hold the key to keeping low-... Read more
27 April 2013
SAGM Delegate Handbook online now Download a copy of the Delegate Handbook for our Semi-Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 4. Get a preview of the meeting and all the information you need to register and attend.   You won't want to miss being there: we'll be awarding the... Read more