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.

  14 February 2024   

Exploring Hogan’s Alley: The Rich Tapestry of Vancouver’s Black History

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s important to reflect on the rich tapestry of Black experiences woven into the fabric of Canadian history.

Recently, staff and directors from CHF BC, BCNPHA and CHF Canada embarked on a journey through Vancouver’s Black History as they toured Hogan’s Alley

  7 December 2022   

Recruiting New CHF BC Chairpeople

  Background   CHF BC has provided meeting chair services to its member organizations for over 25 years. This involves connecting skilled chairpeople with housing co-operatives to conduct meetings in accordance with their Rules and the Cooperative Association Act. These services were mainly delivered in person until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early … Continued

  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.

  27 January 2022   

Introducing our new Education Director Dr. Garfield Hunter

Dr. Garfield Hunter is an urban planner with over 9 years of diverse knowledge and leadership experience in urban redevelopment planning, climate change, housing, social equity, and sustainability education.

  3 December 2021   

CHF BC welcomes new staff to our team

CHF BC would like to announce two recent additions to our staff team: Saurabh Parnami and Yuri Artibise. We looking forward to working with them as they contribute to our work in representing and serving our members. Saurabh Parnami – Asset Management Program Analyst Saurabh is an outcome-driven professional with both creative and analytical capabilities. … Continued

  7 October 2021   

Best wishes to Fiona Jackson

We are very sad to say goodbye to Fiona Jackson as she leaves CHF BC to take on a new challenge.  Since January 2010, Fiona has been the steward of the communication channels between CHF BC and our members. 

For CHF BC, she has been a calming and mature presence, and someone who would provide an ear and soothing resolution to the day to day challenges that co-op members faced.  Fiona has demonstrated a commitment and loyalty to CHF BC’s mission and vision and the co-operative values.

  17 September 2020   

CHF BC welcomes new Education Director to the team

In our fast-changing world, staying on top of the latest information and resources to keep your co-op running smoothly is more important than ever. But at a time when work and learning are moving online, how do we ensure everyone stays motivated and engaged? CHF BC’s new Education Director, Katy Bigsby, has more than a … Continued

  30 April 2020   

A fond farewell to co-op champion Kerry Smith

For more than 30 years, Kerry Smith has worked tirelessly on behalf of the co-op sector – advocating, advising, and supporting with knowledge and wisdom in a variety of roles – and will be deeply missed as she begins her retirement effective today.

A treasured friend and colleague, Kerry has been looking forward to this next chapter in her life for some time and has decided to move up her retirement date to get a jump on all the adventures she has planned (many involving her trail bike, Mollie!).

  31 May 2017   

CHF BC welcomes Seniors Resource Coordinator

CHF BC welcomes our new Seniors Resource Coordinator, ML Burke. ML will lead CHF BC’s newest initiative, Co-op Connections for Independence, a project funded with an Eldercare grant from the BC…

  23 June 2016   

CHF BC says farewell to April English

With great sadness we share the news of the passing of our long-time education consultant and friend, April English.Many of you knew April through her popular workshops and her work as a…