There are five at-large board positions to be filled at this year’s CHF BC Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 20th. Each position is for a two year term.

Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the governance of our federation, providing overall direction for the CHF BC group of social enterprises, including approval and evaluation of CHF BC’s strategic priorities, policies, and budget.

You can meet our at-large candidates below, then make sure you register to attend this important event so you can share our successes and hear the report on CHF BC’s work representing housing co-ops and inspiring, thriving co-operative communities.

John Bathurst

Misty Ridge Housing Co-operative

I am grateful for the privilege of having lived in Misty Ridge Co-op for the past 35 years where my partner and I have raised our three children.

Two years ago, I ran for the CHF BC Board to explore and contribute to the larger world of co-op housing. I have more to offer in support of this amazing organization which has, for the past 40 years, represented and helped maintain our privileged shelter niche in a frenetic and overheated housing market,

Marcelo Cohen

First Avenue Athletes Village Housing Co-operative

Marcelo is a Brazilian Canadian community housing and democratic workplace advocate with specific interests in them as part of a systemic solution. He believes in a future with Financial Security for everyone, where housing would be the first piece of this puzzle. He is driven by a passion for working-class people over corporate interests and advocating for social and economic justice.

Cherise Craney

Aaron Webster Housing Co-operative

Cherise has been a board member of Aaron Webster Co-op for most of the last 14 years. She is a single mother to an adult with multiple disabilities, a Social Worker, and looking to soon earn her Master’s in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Cherise has worked on social justice and economic issues for over 30 years. She is a published author and an artist.

Anne Davidson

Granville Gardens Housing Co-operative

I have lived in Granville Gardens Co-op for over 30 years and have always been an active member. I value the sense of community and involvement that living in a co-op gives us.

I am proud to be a member of the CHF BC Board. Directors represent our members, striking the right balance between providing services to our members while looking to develop new co-op homes

You can rely on my experience in the co-operative movement and my commitment to our member co-ops.

Clarissa Hart

Sahali Housing Co-operative

Hello! My name is Clarissa Hart, I’m 35 years old and a mom of two beautiful daughters.  In my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, colouring, traveling and playing pool.  My friends and family would say that I am a very sociable, loyal, caring, and honest person.

I have lived in the Sahali Housing Co-op for 32 years and am currently a board director.  I love living in a co-op and believe that I could make a positive impact in the cooperative housing world.

Danny Loubert

Ford Road Housing Co-operative

Danny lives and plays on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Katzie First Nations in the Ford Road Housing Cooperative in Pitt Meadows with his partner Lauren. Born in Nanaimo BC, he is a member of the Musqueam Indian band in Vancouver.

When not at work as a public servant for the Province of BC, he enjoys talking with friends, playing dodgeball, Star Trek, Dungeons and Dragons, Technology, and trying to make the world a little better.

Stephanie Smith

Lore Krill Housing Co-operative

Stephanie is president of the Lore Krill Housing Co-operative, where she’s lived for 18 years. She has been a labour and legal advocate since the 1990s, working for social and economic justice with non-profits, community groups, legal and government working groups, and unions. Stephanie believes that co-ops hold many of the solutions to the affordable housing crisis, and that we can build the security people need to thrive in their communities.

Suzann Zimmering

The Manor Housing Co-operative

I am committed to cooperative housing!

  • founding member of my housing co-op;
  • COHO director for 8 years,
  • founder/President of the Community Housing Land Trust,
  • former CHF Canada director.

My 25+  year co-op career includes

  • teaching (CHF BC & CHF Canada instructor),
  • developing housing co-operatives, and
  • managing a property management company.

Together we must support our co-ops and develop more co-operative housing.  Since 2018 I’ve served as your treasurer and president.  I’m eager to work for a thriving future for our movement.