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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!

  19 January 2024   

Co-op Boards: Start the New Year Right with Tailored Training

Do you have an AGM on the horizon? How about scheduling board training shortly after? If this sounds like what your co-op needs, we have a tailored package for YOU!

To start the new year, we are offering two packages to CHF BC members at a discount on our regular rates. The promotion is applies to meetings scheduled before April 30, 2024

  20 November 2023   

Elevate Your Co-op Experience with our Exclusive 2024 Education Workshops

You’ll find our winter 2024 online education sessions interactive and informative.

  2 November 2023   

Great Deals for Members of CHF BC Housing Co-ops

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   

Housing Co-op Energy Benchmarking Support Program

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.

  28 July 2023   

Expanded Benchmarking: Better than Free!

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.

  28 May 2023   

Member households can now save like a contractor at RONA & Lowes!

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   

Great News from Rona and Lowe’s!

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   

More Benefits for Members: Our Partnership with Waste Connections

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   

Office Products Made Easy with Automation One and CHF BC

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   

Another CHIP Rate Increase!

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   

Vancity CHIP Rate Increases Again!

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

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