Latest News

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

Read all News

Scoop Stories

[by Barry Pinsky, Executive Director]

Throughout 2020, Rooftops Canada is celebrating 35 years of service around the world.

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

Read more

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.

Read More

CHF BC events   
Partner/affiliate events

Education

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

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

Learn more

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.

See all resources

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.

Read More

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.

See what’s involved

Living in a Co-op

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.

Read more

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.

 

More about the Land Trust model

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.

Learn more about our scholarship program

What can you look forward to at this Saturday's Fall Education Conference? Our Chief Operating Officer Michelle Iversen-Cooper fills you in on the co-op insight and inspiration that will help you thrive in these extraordinary times.

👉 Register now here: www.chf.bc.ca/event/fall-education-conference-virtual/

#coops #strongercommunities #climatechange #antiracism #inclusion
... See MoreSee Less

7 hours ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Go to Facebook

Go to Twitter

Sign up now
for our
newsletter

Sign up

Get in touch anytime with questions, comments, or concerns. We’re always here to help.

Get in Touch

New to housing co-ops? Here are some answers to common question about the sector and CHF BC.

Go to FAQs

Scoop was CHF BC’s member magazine since the 1980s. See past issues to 2002 in this online archive. For the latest feature articles please see Scoop Stories.

Go to Scoop Magazine Archive