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  9 May 2022   

In Memory of Wes Hosler

Many of you will remember Wes as a community housing sector stalwart. He served as both treasurer and president of CHF Canada, as well as president of CHF BC. He is also one of CHF Canada’s Honorary Life Associates.

  22 April 2022   

Co-op Housing in the News

Following the release of the federal budget there has been a flurry news coverage. Here is a selection of some of these articles… and more.

  12 April 2022   

2022 Federal Budget Response

Housing affordability was at the forefront of big-ticket federal budget announcements last week, and CHF BC is pleased to see Ottawa’s focus on an issue affecting the lives of millions of Canadians so directly.

  4 April 2022   

 Ramadan Mubarak!

On behalf of the CHF BC group of Social enterprises, we extend our best wishes for a blessed and peaceful time of reflection to everyone observing this sacred month.

  31 March 2022   

Vancouver Island Visit

Our Communications Director, Yuri Artibise, will be in Victoria from April 6-8, 2022. During his visit, he will be available to meet with Vancouver Island co-op members, staff, and partners.

  11 March 2022   

Donate to Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine

Our friends at the Co-operative Development Fund of Canada (CDF) are actively raising much-needed funds for the people of Ukraine and calling on the cooperative community across Canada to help.

  9 March 2022   

BC Today: A Growing Demand for Co-op Housing

With housing prices out of reach, some British Columbians are looking to co-op housing as a solution. BC Today Host Michelle Eliot talks with Thom Armstrong and call-in listeners to discuss this topic.

  8 March 2022   

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

CHF BC has received the following information from the provincial government’s Immunize BC project that may be of interest to members.

  8 March 2022   

Housing Co-ops Featured in CBC Article on Cost of Living

Members of an East Vancouver and a Burnaby co-op were featured in a CBC News story on March 7, 2022. The article profiles members of each co-op—including CHF BC director John Bathurst—and includes commentary from CHF BC CEO Thom Armstrong.

  3 March 2022   

UPDATE: Rental Assistance Program (FCHI-2) Action Plans

Every co-op in the Rental Assistance Program (FCHI-2) will need to complete an Action Plan covering the next three years. The launch of the Self Assessment and Action Plan will take place in the week of 7 March 2022, with a submission deadline of 1 April 2022 for your plan.