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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.

  2 April 2024   

Urgent🚨 Support WISHS Co-op During their Elevator Revamp

WISHS Housing Co-op embarking on a critical elevator modernization project and required the support of the co-op housing community.

Many of WISHS’ members face mobility challenges and have difficulty with stairs. Does your co-op have available homes for WISHS members with accessibility needs?

  8 March 2024   

Empowering Visions: Women at the Heart of Co-op Housing

Women are leading the charge in BC’s co-op housing sector with innovative initiatives and transformative leadership.

On International Women’s Day 2024, we asked the women of CHF BC, COHO, and CLT their thought on inspiring inclusion within the co-operative housing sector.

  19 February 2024   

Your Co-op Could Win Big In CHF BC’s Year Of Belonging Awards!

It’s time to celebrate belonging and inspire change in your co-op!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Year of Belonging Awards. This new award is designed to recognize co-operative activities that celebrate the spirit of belonging .

Winners of a Year of Belonging Award will receive a $1,000 prize!

  14 February 2024   

Exploring Hogan’s Alley: The Rich Tapestry of Vancouver’s Black History

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s important to reflect on the rich tapestry of Black experiences woven into the fabric of Canadian history.

Recently, staff and directors from CHF BC, BCNPHA and CHF Canada embarked on a journey through Vancouver’s Black History as they toured Hogan’s Alley

  10 November 2023   

Job Opportunity: Indigenous Internships with the CHTC

Considering the significance of affordable and quality community housing and the need for leadership succession in Indigenous communities for the purposes of developing and maintaining quality affordable housing, the Centre is pleased to introduce a program for Indigenous Internship. 

The program is aimed at refining skills, professional development, and knowledge of the community housing sector among early career professionals who identify as Indigenous. The objective is to encourage and nurture future Indigenous leaders in the community housing sector.

  10 October 2023   

Video: Volunteering in late life may protect the brain

Volunteering may be important for better cognition in late life and could serve as a simple intervention in all older adults to protect against risk for Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementias.

  3 October 2023   

New CLT Affordable Housing Project Announced

The governments of Canada and British Columbia along with the City of Vancouver announced combined funding of more than $91 million for a major affordable housing project that will build 154 new homes for people living and working in Vancouver.

The project is owned and operated by Community Land Trust in partnership with McLaren Housing Society. The first two floors will be the new home for QMUNITY, a non-profit organization that works to improve queer, transgender, and Two-Spirit lives.

  25 September 2023   

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Each year, September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.  This day is also Orange Shirt Day. 

September 30th is the day that was chosen because it was the time of the year where children were taken from their homes to attend residential schools.

  5 September 2023   

Co-op Housing Solutions for Youth Aging Out of Government Care

Our newest partnership with TRRUST (Transition in Resources, Relationships and Understanding Support Together), supports and facilitate a connection between housing co-ops and youth aging out of government care. 

Please join us on October 3, 2023 to discuss perspectives from both the transitioning youth and housing co-operatives.

  19 July 2023   

Marpole Co-op Get-together builds new relationships and partnerships

CHF BC hosted the latest get-together in our neighbourhood event series on July 12, 2023, with a group of housing co-ops in the Marpole neighbourhood of Vancouver.

Members from several Marpole housing co-ops spent a beautiful summer evening touring neighbourhood co-ops. During the tour, they shared their co-op living experiences with one another.

  13 July 2023   

Introducing The YES Scholarship Program

Our friends at the Youth Excellence Society (YES)—best know for their summer camp programs—have some exciting news!

The have launched a brand new YES Scholarship Program. The YES believes that all youth should be able to follow their passions, and they are excited to bring this opportunity to their Alumni Participants.

  27 June 2023   

2023 International Day of Cooperatives: Co-operatives for Sustainable Development

This year, co-op members in Canada will have two events to celebrate or acknowledge on July 1st. In addition to being Canada Day, this year it is also the 101st International Day of Cooperatives!

"#CoopsDay" is an annual opportunity for local, national, and worldwide governments, civil society organizations, and the general public to learn more about cooperatives.