In 2002, the Vancouver Island Co-op Housing Association (VICHA) merged with CHF BC. The result — one Federation serving housing co-ops across the province — has been a resounding success. Two of the 12 seats on the CHF BC board are reserved for Vancouver Island Directors. The Vancouver Island Council meets three times a year and facilitates communication with and among our Island members.

CHF BC: serving our members on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island Council

The Vancouver Island Council is made up of delegates to the Federation appointed by Vancouver Island members. The Council meets three times a year and is a liaison between CHF BC and our members on Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island Council meetings are the place where CHF BC’s Vancouver Island Directors  report to and receive input from members on Vancouver Island. At these meetings, Vancouver Island members can address concerns to  CHF BC directors and staff, and influence the formation of policies and other decisions affecting them. There is also an opportunity for members to talk with CHF BC directors and staff.

Make sure your co-op has a voice and a vote at Vancouver Island Council meetings! See the next scheduled meeting in our upcoming events page. Email if you have questions.

Island Group Buying

Some of our group buying program partners service members province-wide. Others focus on Vancouver Island.

To meet the needs of Vancouver Island members, CHF BC has partnered with GFL Environmental (for waste management) as well as other province-wide partners like Trail and Rona. Over the course of a year, members have the chance to meet with our group-buying partners at Island events such as Island Council meetings.

Island Education Day

At our annual Island Education Day, Island members can meet with one another, learn from experienced workshop leaders, enjoy lunch and see displays from group-buying partners.

Our next Island Education Day takes place on Saturday June 10th at the Ocean Pointe Resort, 100 Harbour Rd, Victoria. In the mealtime, check out our lineup of upcoming online education workshops.

Vancouver Island Office

CHF BC's Vancouver Island office is located at the Paramount Executive Centre, a shared space at 300 - 848 Courtney Street, in downtown Victoria.

Our office includes a meeting room with teleconferencing capacity. It is shared  with COHO’s Vancouver Island staff.