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  7 October 2021   

Co-ops can be a model for community and economic development

Earlier this week, CHF BC hosted a screening of the film Atautsikut (Leaving None Behind), an incredibly inspiring story of the birth and evolution of the Federation of Co-operatives of Northern Quebec (FCNQ), told by co-op and community members through the lens of writer/director John Houston. Following the screening, CHF BC’s CEO Thom Armstrong was joined by Houston … Continued

  7 October 2021   

Private market sale threatens hundreds of affordable co-op homes

Burnaby housing co-ops threatened by sell-off to private landlords The residents of a 244-unit non-profit housing co-op in Burnaby are at risk of losing their homes when the property is sold on the commercial real estate market by its owners, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)Local 115 Pension Plan. The 115 Place Co-operative Housing Association includes two … Continued

  7 October 2021   

Best wishes to Fiona Jackson

We are very sad to say goodbye to Fiona Jackson as she leaves CHF BC to take on a new challenge.  Since January 2010, Fiona has been the steward of the communication channels between CHF BC and our members.  For CHF BC, she has been a calming and mature presence, and someone who would provide … Continued

  7 October 2021   

New Obligations for Housing Co-ops

UPDATE November 2, 2021: Please see below for important information on your obligation to file a report with the Land Owner Transparency Registry. The deadline has now been extended to November 30, 2022. The Land Owner Transparency Act is relatively new legislation and it creates obligations for “reporting bodies”.  CHF BC has consulted with lawyers and others. … Continued

  7 October 2021   

September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

From the desk of the CEO It hardly seems possible that more than six years have passed since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its 94 Calls to Action.  Among the Calls to Action, #80 called on “…the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to … Continued