CHF BC’s 2023 accomplishments reflect a commitment to co-operative living, education, celebration, and community growth, laying the groundwork for a thriving future.
As we reflect on the past year, the Co-operative Housing Federation of CHF BC is proud to highlight the remarkable journey of our vibrant co-operative communities in our 2023 Year in Review.
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From fostering education initiatives to celebrating our rich history and supporting the next generation, 2023 has been a year of growth, collaboration, and significant achievements. We are proud of out efforts in build a strong place for community.
Throughout 2023, CHF BC balanced foundational education and governance activities while embracing a culture of shared experiences. We honoured co-op pioneers through the Century of Cooperation awards, while our Aging in Place Committee focused on senior well-being at public events. We also nurtured the next generation, $12,000 in scholarships was awarded to support the education of future co-operators.
Our advocacy efforts through Housing Central with our partners at BC Non-Profit Housing Association and the Aboriginal Housing Management Association resulted in a historic $500M investment by the Province of BC for the Rental Protection Fund, safeguarding co-op homes.
The Community Land Trust expanded co-op communities across Metro Vancouver, boasting a portfolio of 2,660 co-op homes, 628 non-profit homes, and 20 commercial retail units.
Over 130 housing co-ops partnered with CHF BC for asset management plans, and 89 co-ops found support in COHO Management Services for professional property management and governance.