About CHF BC

CHF BC: A Stronger Place for Community

The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) is made up of member housing co-ops and associated organizations across British Columbia.

We unite, represent and serve co-ops and their members. Governing and managing co-op homes and communities can be challenging. Whatever our members need, they can count on us to be there for them.

About CHF BC on Vancouver Island

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Find a Co-op

There are more than 260 non-profit housing co-operatives in BC.

The majority of housing co-ops in BC are located in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.

Individual co-ops manage their own marketing, application and selection processes and waiting lists.

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Latest News

Stay up-to-date on new developments in co-op housing and other community housing initiatives, upcoming events and more.

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Education

Supporting our members with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to thrive.

We offer workshops, webinars, conferences, consultations services and much more.

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Resources

A full online library of resources and tools reflecting best practices for our members.

Learn about Model Rules 2.0 (our most valued resource); sample policies and other templates; Privacy Act Tools; our Guide to the Co-op Act and more.

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Group Buying

We harness the power of group buying to deliver the best value for our members.

Our group buying program delivers great pricing, superior quality and excellent service across a wide range of goods and services essential for our members. Our members get what they need, when they need it, without any hassle.

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Planning and Renewal

Critical to every co-op's long-term success: planning for the future.

We help our members put all the pieces in place for a thriving and prosperous future.

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Co-ops build strong, healthy communities.

Co-ops build strong, healthy communities. They create opportunities for people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds to live together in a safe and positive environment.

Co-operative living is a powerful way for individuals and families to have a say in their housing and to enjoy the safety and security of a strong community.

Our mission at CHF BC is to add value and deliver the cutting-edge services our members need to maintain the quality of their homes and communities.

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Growing Community

Acquiring, creating and preserving co-op housing now and for future generations.

CHF BC has worked for a quarter century creating a better model for housing. The Community Land Trust model is a success: a growing number of co-ops, including BC’s largest, work with the Land Trust to deliver quality, sustainable housing focused on people of low- and moderate incomes.

 

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Supporting Community

Concern for community is one of the seven core co-op principles and CHF BC plays its part.

CHF BC operates a scholarship program that recognizes the importance of education to our members and the broader community. Through a related charity, the federation also helps remove barriers to accessing co-op housing with the Disability Trust and Domestic Violence Relief Fund. We also work to help members age in place.

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Scoop is CHF BC’s member magazine. Scoop is currently a full-colour digital online magazine. You can also read back issues of the magazine in this archive.

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