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2 November 2023
Our groups buying partnerships with RONA/Lowe’s and TELUS not only benefit CHF BC member co-ops, but their resident members as well!
Read on to learn more and sign up today!
18 October 2023
Mini-split heating and cooling systems are a reliable and energy-efficient solution. They can enhance comfort and air quality while reducing energy costs and providing flexibility in how you heat and cool your co-op’s homes.
Also known as ductless mini-split systems, they are a popular option for residential and business heating and cooling needs.
26 July 2023
CHF BC’s Group Buying programs offer significant benefits for our member housing co-ops. By participating in these programs, member co-ops can provide quality co-op housing and services to their members. At the same time you are supporting efforts to increase the capacity of your federation and the broader community housing sector in British Columbia.
Here are two programs that provide valuable financial services to our members.
28 May 2023
Our Group Buying Program has some exciting news for individual co-op member households!
The new RONA/Lowe’s resident member program is here! Now individual members can get the same discounts as your co-op for everyday in-store maintenance supplies and hardware purchases. Resident members can buy and get savings like a contractor.
7 March 2023
CHF BC is pleased to announce that members can now shop for their maintenance supplies at Rona and Lowe’s stores across British Columbia using the same VIP Pro in-store account number.
1 March 2023
We are pleased to announce that we have renewed our group buying waste and recycling contract with Waste Connections of Canada Inc. They are our group-buying partner for waste services in the Lower Mainland.
22 February 2023
CHF BC offers an extensive product selection of photocopiers, multifunction printers, plotters, postage mailing units, and more through our group buying partner, Automation One.
27 January 2023
The current Vancity CHIP rate is now 4.85% and the current Coast Capital rate is 3.88%. Regular business depositors earn little or nothing on similar accounts.
13 December 2022
CHF BC’s Co-operative Housing Interest Pool (CHIP) with Vancity provides co-ops with above-market interest rates on their operating accounts. Almost 156 co-ops have combined deposits of more than $151 million in the pool. The current Vancity CHIP rate is now 4.60%. Regular business depositors earn little or nothing on similar accounts. The Bank of Canada … Continued
1 December 2022
Our group buying partner, Telus, is holding a contest this month. Don’t miss your chance to enroll!
30 November 2022
With the first significant snowfall of the season in the Lower Mainland, many co-ops will experience waste and recycling service delays. CHF BC member co-ops are on a list of “priority sites” and the moment that your service provider is able to get to you, they will.
29 November 2022
As rates are rising, the CHIP rate of 4.10% is good news for co-ops as it continues to provide above-market returns on your operating and savings accounts and continues to create value for your membership dues.