CHF BC is seeking individuals who will contribute their skills and passion for co-operative living to join our board of directors. Join us to help shape a future where housing co-operatives are inclusive communities of sustainable and permanently affordable housing.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the federation, including COHO Management Services Society, a non-profit society providing professional management services; and the Community Land Trust Group of Societies (CLT), a social purpose real estate developer and steward of permanently affordable homes.

As a director of CHF BC, you are also a director of these non-profit societies. This ensures that the business units contribute to the broader mission and vision of CHF BC and serves the interests of housing co-ops, its primary stakeholders.


Roles and Responsibilities of Directors

CHF BC’s directors are engaged, thought leaders whose responsibilities include governance and oversight for:

  • Strategic planning and organizational performance
  • Annual operating and capital budget and financial results
  • Setting social, environmental and sustainability performance expectations for the CHF BC group
  • Enterprise risk management
  • CEO recruitment, retention and evaluation
  • Board and CEO succession planning and development

CHF BC directors must be committed to support the mission, vision and strategic priorities of the organization and devote the necessary time and effort necessary to fully participate in the governance of the organization.

Regardless of their background, directors must be committed to demonstrate values and leadership that aligns with our vision and mission and supports inclusivity and respect.


Meeting and Time Commitment

In addition to annual planning sessions, directors meet at least quarterly at a schedule to be determined by the board. Directors may choose to attend in person at our fully accessible Vancouver office or online. Directors will carry out additional duties through involvement with the various committees as determined by the board. On average, directors spend six to eight hours per month on CHF BC business. Directors may represent the organization at events hosted within the co-op and non-profit sectors. All travel and expenses related to the execution of a director’s duties are fully compensated.


The CHF BC Board of Directors strongly believes that it can make a positive impact on the co-op sector by assembling individuals from different lived experiences to lead the organization.

Candidates must be committed to a just and equitable society where diversity of age, gender, ethnicities, cultures and age are recognized as essential elements of a truly inclusive community.



You are eligible to run for election if:

  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • Your co-op is a member of CHF BC whose dues are current
  • You have not been found by a court to be incapable of managing your own affairs
  • You do not owe your housing co-op any money
  • You are not an undischarged bankrupt


Our Board of Directors are democratically elected by CHF BC members.

Five (5) at-large directors are elected at our Annual General Meeting  (AGM) in November each year.  All positions are for two-year terms. Nominations will open in September.

One (1) (of two) directors representing Vancouver Island members is elected at an October Vancouver Island Council meeting each yea This position is for a two-year term. Nominations will open in September.

One (1) Vancouver island Council Chair and (1) Vancouver Island Voice Chair are elected annually elected at an October  Vancouver Island Council each year. Both positions are for a 1 year term. Nominations will open in September.


Interested candidates should review and complete the relevant Candidate Declaration forms for the position(s) they are seeking.

At Large

Candidates from any B.C.—including Vancouver Island—CHF BC members.


Vancouver Island

Candidates from Vancouver Island CHF BC members only.


Please email completed Candidate’s Declaration forms to


Directors share their impressions on the first term on the CHF BC board.

Hear recently election directors explain

  • Advice to people thinking of running.
  • What they like best about being on the board.
  • What they have learned about CHF BC.

Watch the video here, or on YouTube and learn more!