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  21 June 2024   

Discover Exciting STEAM Summer Camps at Ethos Lab for Grades 5-12!

Enroll your child in Ethos Lab’s summer camps for grades 5-12. Three unique, fun-filled STEAM weeks await.

Scholarships available!

  7 June 2024   

Energy Efficiency Upgrade Rebates for Co-op Homes

Is your co-op looking at upgrades to improve energy efficiency?

The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program provides rebates for improving your home’s energy efficiency through select upgrades.

Qualifying co-op homes can access rebates for heat pumps, water heaters, insulation and window upgrades, and more.

  27 May 2024   

Empower Co-op Members with BC Rebates for Accessible Home Adaptations

The BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) offers financial assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income households to make needed home adaptations, enabling residents to live independently longer in their homes. Co-op eligibility has been a little ambiguous in the past, but we are happy to report some good news.

Members who meet the program criteria and income requirements that belong to a co-op with an FCHI-2 agreement may be eligible for funding for adaptations.

  24 May 2024   

Go Green and Save! Free Co-op Energy Benchmarking and $500 Incentive

Is your housing co-op interested in environmental sustainability and energy efficiency? If so, CHF BC may be able to help – check out our FREE Energy Benchmarking Program!

Co-ops that sign up for benchmarking with the help of CHF BC and are Vancity members may be eligible for an incentive of up to $500!

  18 December 2023   

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2024!

As we wrap up another incredible year together, we wanted to take a moment to share our gratitude and spread some festive cheer your way. Your dedication and hard work have made this year truly special. The energy and enthusiasm you bring to our co-operative community have created a vibrant and supportive environment. From overcoming … Continued

  24 January 2017   

Thermal Imaging for co-ops in Vancouver – deadline January 31

The City of Vancouver is offering a thermal imaging program aimed at reducing the City’s greenhouse gas emissions. Housing co-ops have successfully used thermal infrared imaging in the past to…

  13 May 2016   

Good news for low-income co-op households across Canada

Housing co-ops all across Canada got some good news last week from federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos. In his newsletter, Dialogue with Duclos the…

  26 March 2016   

Federal budget relief puts pressure on B.C. to fix the co-op housing crunch

Housing co-ops across Canada are celebrating a federal budget that promises short-term relief for low-income co-op members caught in the co-op housing crunch and the active re-engagement of the…

  22 December 2015   

CHF BC part of “Co-ops in Schools” Tri-Mentorship program

CHF BC is one of three Lower Mainland co-op sponsors with four staff (from CHF BC and COHO Management Society) matched up to mentor post-secondary students as BC Co-operative…

  26 November 2015   

It’s an election!

We have eight declared candidates for five openings on CHF BC’s board of directors so we’ll be holding an election at the CHF BC Annual Meeting this Saturday!

  16 November 2015   

Prime Minister Trudeau shows support for co-op housing

On November 13th, the co‑operative housing sector received a positive signal from Prime Minister Trudeau when he made public the mandate letters to his new cabinet. Mandate letters provide Ministers…

  8 October 2015   

Fire at Mountain View Co-op in Port Moody: can your co-op help?

On October 7, a devastating fire at Mountain View Co-op in Port Moody destroyed 47 homes. Everyone made it out safely, although some pets were lost. The units affected were one, two and three…