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  2 May 2022   

May 5 is Red Dress Day

May 5 is Red Dress Day: National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ (Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual plus) people.

  21 March 2022   

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21

CHF BC is dedicated to the principles of anti-racism and and end to racial discrimination.

We understand that while progress has been made, Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities in Canada continue to face racism and discrimination every day.

  8 March 2022   

🙅🏽‍♀️ Break the Bias on International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day (IWD). As part of our commitment to equity and inclusion, the staff at CHF BC are crossing our arms 🙅🏽‍♀️🙅🏽‍♂️ to take part in IWD’s #BreakTheBias campaign.

  25 February 2022   

Building the Next Generation of Co-operative Housing

A return to dedicated federal investment designed to build and acquire co-op housing at scale, in partnership with the co-operative housing sector, will help meaningfully address the housing crisis.

  15 February 2022   

Housing Central Budget 2022 Submission

B.C. Budget Day is February 22, 2022, and Housing Central will be following the release closely for new investments and commitments in community housing in our province.

  1 February 2022   

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

February is Black History Month in Canada. Our celebration of Black History Month stems from the 2020 global response to systemic racism that has existed for centuries against Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC). We were horrified at the events as they unfolded, and many organizations—including our own—showed their support and issued statements in … Continued

  6 January 2022   

Winter Safety Tips for Your Housing Co-op

Winter brings a unique set of challenges for housing co-operatives, including a greater risk of slips and falls due to slippery and icy conditions. However, with some extra care, slip and fall incidents can be reduced by paying careful attention to the following issues.

  16 December 2021   

Winter Weather Reminder

As winter arrives, and the possibility of snow increases, we would like to remind our member housing co-ops to keep their garbage and recycling area clear of snow and ice.

  28 November 2021   

CHF BC welcomes new board members

At the Annual General Meeting on November 21, 2021, five directors were acclaimed to fill openings on the CHF BC board including three new directors and two re-elected directors.  The Vancouver Island director was acclaimed at the Vancouver Island Council meeting held in October. Newly elected directors include Eric Finkel (Marina), Sally Yee (Fraserview), and … Continued

  28 November 2021   

CHF BC second virtual AGM was a success

CHF BC held its 39th annual AGM on November 21, 2021. The two-hour meeting attracted over 100 participants, including 55 delegates, to our virtual platform. President Suzann Zimmering presented the board report reviewing the achievements of CHF BC’s group of social enterprises over the past year. During her remarks, Suzann outlined three strategic priorities for … Continued