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A well-informed membership makes the co-op housing movement stronger. Keep up-to-date on the latest CHF BC, and co-op housing related, goings-on by reading our latest news below. To get this news—and more— delivered directly to your inbox subscribe to our newsletters.

  6 January 2022   

Winter Safety Tips for Your Housing Co-op

Winter brings a unique set of challenges for housing co-operatives, including a greater risk of slips and falls due to slippery and icy conditions. However, with some extra care, slip and fall incidents can be reduced by paying careful attention to the following issues.

  5 January 2022   

January is Tamil Heritage Month

Since 2016, Tamil Heritage Month is celebrated in January all over Canada—and in countries around the world—to increase awareness and appreciation for all the achievements and contributions of the Tamil people.

  22 December 2021   

2021 #HousingCentral Highlights Video

CHF BC was proud to be a partner in the 2021 Housing Central Conference! For those of you who were able to participate virtually this year, we hope you found the keynote speakers and education sessions to be informative and inspiring, and that you were able to connect with fellow delegates to discuss the issues facing our sector.

  21 December 2021   

National Indigenous Housing Strategy Update

At our 2021 Semi-Annual General Meeting in May, delegates passed a resolution (pdf) in support of a national Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy Our friends at the Canadian Housing & Renewal Association (CHRA) and the CHRA Indigenous Caucus have continued to work towards a federal urban, rural and northern (URN) Indigenous housing strategy. Over the past … Continued

  16 December 2021   

Winter Weather Reminder

As winter arrives, and the possibility of snow increases, we would like to remind our member housing co-ops to keep their garbage and recycling area clear of snow and ice.

  14 December 2021   

115 Place Housing Co-op needs your help

The co-op’s lease is ending, and the union pension fund has decided to sell the land and buildings to the highest bidder. The inevitable outcome of a sale like that will be drastic rent increases and economic eviction for many of the co-op’s 244 households.

  14 December 2021   

New Model Sustainability Policy

Co-op decisions impact the environment and are impacted by the environment. Does your co-op have an overall direction on how to sustainably approach its operations and long-term planning? Consider adopting a sustainability policy! Sustainability can touch on almost all aspects of a co-op’s operations. More than with most policies, a sustainability policy sets out how … Continued

  13 December 2021   

Happy Holidays from CHF BC

We would like to thank our members and the supporters of co-operative housing for contributing to the success of the entire CHF BC group of social enterprises in 2021. Our offices will be closed starting December 20. We will be back on January 4 ready for an exciting new year.

  9 December 2021   

Burnaby’s bold new strategy to tackle housing and homelessness

Earlier this week, Burnaby City Council took an ambitious step in approving an ambitious 10-year housing strategy that addresses everything from housing affordability and housing stock to those without homes altogether.

  9 December 2021   

2021: Our Year in Review

As 2021 comes to a close, the CHF BC Group of Social Enterprises would like to take a moment to look back on the year that was. We spent a full year in a pandemic, and we continue to be reminded of how much we can achieve if we do it together. Some of these … Continued