Ridge-Meadows holds packed meeting for You Hold the Key Campaign

More than 50 members filled the common room at Ford Road Housing Co-op in Pitt Meadows on Monday night, May 26 for a community co-op meeting to learn more about the You Hold the Key Campaign. All six federally funded co-ops in Ridge-Meadows were represented. CHF BC's You Hold the Key Campaign team briefed them on what's at stake for co-ops across BC - and across Canada - and most specifically, their low-income members, who will lose subsidy with the end of federal operating agreements. Nearly 3000 low-income co-op households will be affected by this loss by 2020, and 1500 by 2017.

In a question-and-answer session, members brainstormed ways for them to get involved and spread the message to elected officials to ensure the province steps up with a rent supplement solution for their most vulnerable co-op members.

Find out what you can do to support the campaign.