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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.

  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!

  13 February 2024   

Highlights of the February 7 Vancouver Island Council Meeting

Learn what happened at the February 7 Vancouver Island Council meeting.

Updates include: federal and provincial budget submissions, upcoming events and workshops enhanced resident-member benefits, national advocacy initiative, and an exciting new donation to Island members.

  16 October 2023   

Co-op Week 2023: Building a Better World through Co-operation

The week (October 15 to October 21) is Co-op Week 2023. CHF BC’s group of social enterprises are proud to continue our tradition of celebrating this important occasion.

Co-op Week celebrates the guiding principles and values of cooperatives. It is a time to proudly celebrate the contributions the co-operative sector has made to the lives of Canadians. It is also to reflect on the seven co-operative principles and put them into practice in you co-op and broader community.

  3 October 2023   

Exploring Cooperative Housing in the Heart of British Columbia

At CHF BC, we’re always eager to connect with our member co-operatives and learn more about the unique communities they create.

In mid-September, four staff members embarked on an incredible journey through the interior of British Columbia.

  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.

  1 September 2023   

Active Resilient Communities (ARC) is ready to engage your co-op!

CHF BC’s Active Resilient Communities program provides a series of facilitated conversations and support to help co-ops develop a grounded vision for the future and an action plan to reach that vision.

We are excited to start offering this program to member housing co-ops across B.C.

  18 August 2023   

Calling All CHF BC Members: Share Your Co-op Stories with Us!

Are you a proud member of a CHF BC housing co-op? We want to hear from you!

Your unique experiences and stories are what make the co-op housing community thrive. Whether you’ve been a member for years or you’re new to the co-op, your perspective matters.

  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.

  4 July 2023   

2023 Report to Members

CHF BC has been advancing the co-op housing option for more than 40 years. We support almost 15,000 co-op homes in thriving, successful communities.

Here is how we are doing it.

  29 June 2023   

Summer BBQ: A Recap of Fantastic Fun!

The 2023 Co-op Housing Summer BBQ was a resounding success, filled with mouthwatering food, delightful live music, creative face painting, and thrilling games.

Held in the heart of Burnaby at Central Park, this event brought together families, friends, and community members for an unforgettable day of summer festivities.

  7 December 2022   

Recruiting New CHF BC Chairpeople

  Background   CHF BC has provided meeting chair services to its member organizations for over 25 years. This involves connecting skilled chairpeople with housing co-operatives to conduct meetings in accordance with their Rules and the Cooperative Association Act. These services were mainly delivered in person until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early … Continued

  26 October 2022   

Have you thought about running for the CHF BC Board?

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.