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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.
The Rental Protection Fund Board of Directors recently announced that Katie Maslechko is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Rental Protection Fund. The appointment is effective April 26, 2023.
The announcement marks an important milestone in the rollout of this innovative, sector-led solution to the housing affordability crisis
CHF BC board member Sahara Shaik has received a prestigious Community Award from the BC Achievement Foundation.
The Community Award program honours excellence and inspiring achievement in community service and leadership. It celebrates British Columbians who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to others. The award recognizes individuals who devote their time and energy to making their communities more caring, dynamic, beautiful, resilient and inclusive.
Atira Women’s Resource Society is nonprofit organization based in Vancouver, B.C.. They have found a unique solution to address the affordable housing crisis and improve employee well-being by providing housing to its staff members. This move has sparked interest in the potential for co-operative housing initiatives among other nonprofit organizations.
Rooftops Canada is seeking 4 qualified candidates to participate in their 6-month Young Professionals (YP) Overseas Placement Program.
This is part of a five-year project called “Women’s Spaces: Implementing Equal rights to Land, Housing and Livelihoods” in Angola, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.
CHF Canada and CHF BC have close ties. Staff at both organizations have excellent working relationships, sharing resources and best practices through various collaborations.
In February 2023, CHF Canada invited CHF BC to participate in its annual Member Services Meeting in Ottawa, bringing together people from across Canada over a couple of days to discuss critical issues for non-profit housing co-ops.
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.
CHF BC is happy to join this year’s International Women’s Day campaign #EmbraceEquity.
One of CHF BC’s strategic priorities is belonging. We want our co-ops to be communities that promote and embody equitable access, opportunity, respect, and a sense of belonging for everyone.
Our Housing Central partners at the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) are pleased to see significant investment in Affordable Housing and Homelessness across BC in the 2023 BC Budget. This investment is long overdue and needed as BC deals with a housing and homelessness crisis that disproportionately impacts Indigenous people and communities.
Investments will protect existing homes, accelerate funding for new affordable homes, and reduce the growing affordability gap for renters.