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.
21 July 2023
On July 19, 2023, a devastating fire at Devonshire Court Housing Co-operative in Maple Ridge destroyed 12 homes. Thankfully everyone made it out safely. Displaced members are staying in a hotel for the near future but urgently need to find new longer-term accommodations while their homes are restored. Ideally the housing will be located near the Maple Ridge area.
If your co-op has a vacancy they can offer to families or individuals from Devonshire Court, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 July 2023
CHF BC and CHF Canada embrace the internationally recognized co-op principles: democratic member control, education and training, and autonomy are all vital, but Principle #6, co-operation among co-operatives, is one we like to highlight.
Recently, staff members from CHF BC’s Planning and Renewal team had a chance to meet with our counterparts at the national federation, including the Regional Energy Coach, when they were visiting Vancouver.
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.
14 June 2023
The first resolution members will be voting on at the 2023 CHF Canada national business meeting promotes co-op action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Co-op 2030 Vision.
As a co-op member, you have a say. Encourage your co-op delegate to review the 2023 Resolutions package on the CHF Canada Annual Meeting event site, and be ready to vote June 17.
30 May 2023
Co-op housing sector organizations across Canada have always had close working relationships.
Our latest collaborative venture is a National Education Committee that is steering a project funded by the Community Housing Transformation Centre: Co-operative Housing Sector Education Transformation (CHSET). The purpose is to bring together our education community to share our work, make us stronger, and provide better, more relevant and accessible education initiatives across the country.
4 May 2023
This is a day to reflect on the devastating impact of racism and colonialism across this land we call Canada. It’s also a day to strengthen our resolve to extend the co-op principle [PDF] of Concern for Community to communities that have suffered injustice and exclusion for too long.
Thom Armstrong, CEO of CHF BC
11 March 2023
CHF Canada and CHF BC have close ties. Staff at both organizations have excellent working relationships, sharing resources and best practices through various collaborations.
In February 2023, CHF Canada invited CHF BC to participate in its annual Member Services Meeting in Ottawa, bringing together people from across Canada over a couple of days to discuss critical issues for non-profit housing co-ops.
26 October 2022
There will be five (5) at large directors and one(1) at large Finance Committee member be elected at the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 20, 2022 . All positions are for two-year terms.
11 March 2022
Our friends at the Co-operative Development Fund of Canada (CDF) are actively raising much-needed funds for the people of Ukraine and calling on the cooperative community across Canada to help.
13 October 2021
The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) is pleased to host its first virtual Well-Being Conference with an original lineup of meaningful, community-focused wellness workshops and activities from October 18 to 22, 2021.
This conference, happening during Co-op Week, is a week-long series dedicated to supporting the well-being and resilience of communities in the co-op housing sector, housing sector, co-op organizations and beyond.
29 January 2016
3 March 2008
Half of Vancouver Island member co-ops were represented at the Vancouver Island Council meeting in February. Congratulations to Marie Honey (Marigold Co-op) elected as council chair and Stephen…