Have you thought about running for the CHF BC Board?

  26 October 2022

We are seeking individuals who will contribute their skills and passion for co-operative living to our Board of Directors and Finance Committee . Join us to help shape a future where housing co-operatives are inclusive communities of sustainable and permanently affordable housing.

The CHF BC Board of Directors strongly believes that it can make a positive impact on the co-op sector by assembling individuals from different lived experiences to lead the organization. Regardless of their background, directors must be committed to demonstrate values and leadership that aligns with our mission and vision. They also must be be committed to a just and equitable society where diversity of age, gender, ethnicities, cultures and age are recognized as essential elements of a truly inclusive community.

About the Board

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the federation, including COHO Management Services Society, a non-profit society providing professional management services to housing co-ops; and the Community Land Trust Group of Societies (CLT), a social purpose real estate developer and steward of permanently affordable homes.

As a director of CHF BC, you are also a director of these non-profit societies. This ensures that the business units contribute to the broader strategic priorities of CHF BC and serves the interests of housing co-ops, its primary stakeholders.

More information about being a director is available in this document (PDF).

Meeting and Time Commitment

In addition to annual planning sessions, directors meet at least quarterly at a schedule to be determined by the board. Directors may choose to attend in person at our fully accessible Vancouver office or online. Directors will carry out additional duties through involvement with the various committees as determined by the board. On average, directors spend six to eight hours per month on CHF BC business. Directors may represent the organization at events hosted within the co-op and non-profit sectors. All travel and expenses related to the execution of a director’s duties are fully compensated.


Directors and Finance Committee members are democratically elected by CHF BC’s members at the Annual Genera Meeting on November 20, 2022.

All positions are for two-year terms.


You are eligible to run for election if:

  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • Your co-op or organization is a member of CHF BC whose dues are current
  • You have not been found by a court to be incapable of managing your own affairs
  • You do not owe your housing co-op any money
  • You are not an undischarged bankrupt

Interested candidates should review the documents below and complete the Candidate’s Declaration form and email to members@chf.bc.ca by 4:30pm on November 14, 2022

At Large Directors

Finance Committee