E-newsletter archive

22 March 2013
Goodbye HST, hello GST and PST: what does this mean for your co-op? On April 1, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 12% will be replaced by the 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) and 7% Provincial Sales Tax (PST), where applicable.  In general this is good news for co-ops because even... Read more
19 March 2013
Spring Education Conference registration filling fast Don't miss out on your chance to register for a great line up of workshops at the Spring Education Conference on April 6.  Choose from ten workshops including Future Shock: Planning for the end of your operating agreement and... Read more
12 March 2013
CHF BC's Spring Education Conference - April 6 Choose from a wide range of workshops at the Spring Education Conference, including two new ones, Engaging co-op members and Best practices for small businesses.   The printed conference flyer is coming to your co-op in the mail this... Read more
8 March 2013
 NEW! Carpet cleaning and other building services for member co-ops The latest new group buying service for CHF BC members isprofessional carpet cleaning and other building services from K&A Flooring’s Building Services Division.K&A's Building Services Division can... Read more
14 February 2013
Don't miss the March 1 Scholarship Fund application deadline! The 2013 CHF BC Scholarship Fund application deadline is March 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. The Scholarship Fund's purpose is to support the educational goals of co-op members, particularly young co-op members who are already... Read more
30 January 2013
Changes to lending rules make co-op refinancing easier CHF BC and Social Purpose Development Partners ready to help. Congratulations to CHF Canada! Our national federation has just convinced CMHC to make co-op refinancing much more affordable.  Until now, co-ops needing to... Read more
10 January 2013
Yes, we're moving! Our Vancouver office is moving: please note that our telephone and computer systems will be off-line January 11 until January 15 while we complete the move. Our new office will open Tuesday, January 15.  After this brief down time we look forward to serving you... Read more
22 December 2012
Happy Holidays! 2012 was a memorable year for CHF BC and its members.  We celebrated the International Year of Co‑operatives, our federation’s 30th anniversary, and the 10th anniversary of our Vancouver Island Council. We also launched our new Scholarship Fund, added a new staff... Read more
14 December 2012
CHF BC Scholarship Fund 2013 application online now! We're pleased to announce the second year of our successful scholarship program. The CHF BC Scholarship Fund's purpose is to support the educational goals of co-op members, particularly young co-op members who are already making... Read more
29 November 2012
Don't miss out - still time to register for AGM this Saturday! There's still time to register a delegate for our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, December 1. It looks like we’re approaching a record number of delegates. We hope you can join us for an exciting day.   We'll have... Read more