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.
20 November 2023
You’ll find our winter 2024 online education sessions interactive and informative.
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.
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.
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
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.
17 November 2022
CHF BC’s partnership with AIRLUX will help keep you homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while saving you money all year round.