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19 February 2024
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
20 June 2023
Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day is a significant occasion that recognizes and honors the unique heritage, cultural diversity, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. This day serves as an opportunity to deepen understanding, foster reconciliation, and promote the rights and well-being of Indigenous communities across the country.
Indigenous Peoples Day traces its roots back to the early 1980s when Indigenous organizations and leaders established National Indigenous Solidarity Day. They wanted to raise awareness about the history, culture, and struggles of Indigenous peoples.
8 June 2023
The National Education Committee released a Request for Proposals for a project on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
This work has emerged as a priority. The goal is to support the co-op housing sector in implementing best EDI practices in co-op communities.