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.
23 November 2023
At our 2023 AGM on November 19, delegates passed an emergency resolution.
The resolution urges the THAT CHFBC urge the federal government and the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities to launch the Co-op Housing Development Program without further delay.
20 November 2023
You’ll find our winter 2024 online education sessions interactive and informative.
16 November 2023
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!
1 November 2023
The Energy Star Portfolio Manager Support Program offers incentives to co-ops that create an Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) account and share their data with our organizations. It is a partnership of CHF BC and Vancity.
Co-ops who are Vancity members. could access up to $500.
16 October 2023
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
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
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
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
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.
28 July 2023
CHF BC’s free energy benchmarking program is up and running. And now, for most member co-ops, there’s a direct financial benefit to participation.
CHF BC has always been able to assist setting up accounts without charge, but Vancity has partnered with us to allow grants to be distributed for participation. If your non-profit housing co-op is a Vancity member, it may be eligible for up to $500.
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.