Thomas Robson

Thomas Robson is a long-time member of the Lore Krill Housing Co-operative in Vancouver's historic Chinatown. He is about to complete his first term on the CHF BC board.

Thomas has participated on his co-op board for many years. He has served multiple terms as secretary, chair and treasurer. He has lead his co-op into high-level negotiations with BC Housing in order to protest abuse of the Lore Krill operating agreement under the Homes BC programme.

Thomas also serves as a Trustee on the board of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Society.

Thomas is a retired chef and author. He is fluent in French. In his spare time he delivers educational programming to college, secondary and elementary students at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

What should be CHF BC’s most important priority during the next two years?

CHF BC has many irons in the fire right now; Land Trusts, You Hold The Key, Housing Central, Ageing in Place... But in addition to our plans, we need to pay attention to the crisis of affordability all around us. We can and should play a part in creating affordable homes in the Lower Mainland, but according to our Co-op Values, not expediency.

What will be your biggest contribution to CHF BC and to the board if you are elected?

Continuity. Based on experience gained over the last two years on the CHF BC Board.
Collaboration. To be part of a team, using skills gained via experience and training.
Voice. To keep our members and their needs first.