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.

  25 May 2023   

ARC launches on Vancouver Island and beyond!

Shivani from our Active Resilient Communities (ARC) team joined a recent Vancouver Island Council meeting to share information on the new program and how it can benefit housing co-op members.

  17 February 2023   

District of Saanich Council Advisory Committees – Applications Now Open

The District of Saanich has now opened applications for our advisory committees, foundations, and boards. These are an excellent way to become more involved in your community, bring your co-op and lived experiences and advocacy to the District, learn how City Hall operates, and to meet people with similar interests.

Applications are open until March 17, 2023.

  17 May 2022   

Upcoming Vancouver Island Events

Vancouver Island members are invited to join us for two exciting upcoming events.: Vancouver Island Council and Anniversary Reception, and Island Education Day.

  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.

  10 February 2022   

20 Years of Working with Vancouver Island Co-ops

2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the merger of The Vancouver Island Co-operative Housing Association and the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC. The result — one federation serving housing co-ops across the province — has been a resounding success.

  22 February 2021   

Black History Month Spotlight: Alexander Family

Early pioneers Charles and Nancy Alexander moved north from California in 1858. In setting down roots on Vancouver Island became some of the first community builders in the Victoria area.

Their legacy of giving back to and strengthening the Victoria and Saanich communities has earned them a prominent place in BC’s history.

  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!).

  11 October 2019   

Thanks for joining us at the Fall 2019 Vancouver Island Council Meeting!

Thank you for joining us for the Fall 2019 Vancouver Island Council meeting at the Hotel Grand Pacific this week! There was a great crowd for the October 8 meeting in Victoria.

  26 May 2017   

Vancouver Island Council meeting on May 24th

Island members gathered on May 24 for the Vancouver Island Council meeting in Victoria, networking with new and familiar faces, delegates and co-op members.Vancouver Island Directors Art Farquharson…

  21 February 2017   

February 15 Vancouver Island Council Meeting

Island members filled the room on February 15 for the Vancouver Island Council meeting in Victoria, networking with new and familiar faces, delegates and co-op members.

  26 October 2016   

October 19 Vancouver Island Council Meeting along with Elections

Island members filled the room on October 19 for the Vancouver Island Council meeting in Victoria, networking with new and familiar faces, delegates and co-op members.

  18 August 2016   

The Community Land Trust Foundation enters Memorandum of Understanding with North Cowichan Council

The Council of North Cowichan has set out to explore affordable housing initiatives in their municipality while entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with The Community Land Trust Foundation….