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.Vancouver Island Council | Vancouver Island Office | Island Education Day | Island Group-Buying
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 formal structure for liaison between the Federation and its members on Vancouver Island.
Two Vancouver Island Directors are elected annually at the Vancouver Island Council meeting. Council meetings are the place where Island Directors report to and receive input from members on Vancouver Island, where members and staff network and where members on Vancouver Island can address concerns to the Federation and influence the formation of policies and other decisions affecting them.
As of November 15, 2021, CHF BC's Vancouver Island office is located in a shared space at 300 - 848 Courtney Street, in Victoria.
The new office includes a meeting room with teleconferencing capacity and is shared between CHF BC and COHO (and other organizations).
When we can meet in person, CHF BC holds an annual Island Education Day where Island members can meet with one another, learn from experienced workshop leaders, enjoy lunch and see displays from group-buying partners.
At this time all education events are being offered online. For the latest opportunities see our upcoming events page.
Some of our group buying program partners service members province-wide. Others focus on Vancouver Island.
To best meet the needs of Vancouver Island members, CHF BC has partnered with GFL Environmental (for waste management) and Island Floor Centre (for flooring) 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.