E-newsletter archive

26 July 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: The... Read more
19 July 2013
CHF BC launches Refinancing and Renewal Program for members BC’s non-profit housing co-ops face challenges as they plan for the future. Not only are many co-op operating agreements coming to an end, but co-op buildings are aging and may need rehabilitation or upgrades for... Read more
12 July 2013
Let us know what you think! We want to make sure we keep you plugged into the latest news on co-op housing in BC and provide information about programs and services that can help you and your co-op.  Please answer this brief survey to... Read more
8 July 2013
Last co-op planning and financing info session for the summer: Register now! CHF BC has partnered with Terra Housing and Vancity and together created a package of services to help member co-ops move from assessing their buildings to... Read more
4 July 2013
Special Edition: CHF BC calls on members to help Calgary housing co-ops hit by floods Two Alberta co-ops —  Sunnyside in Calgary and Hi-wood Meadows in High River — have faced severe damage from the recent flooding.  According to Southern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association (... Read more
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