We support our members by offering workshops at our CHF BC locations and webinars. Send representatives from your co-op and learn alongside other members!

Discount options are available for bulk registrations, and for those who have to travel further to attend – see our fees page.

Please note that the program will be updated through the year and may be subject to change.

For workshop-related questions or if you have difficulty making a selection through the website, please email CHF BC at

Secretary Survival Skills

The secretary works with the board chair, other directors and management staff to fulfill co-op secretarial duties.

This workshop will provide an overview of the main secretarial functions in the context of a housing co-op. We will focus on:

  • Maintaining corporate records, and,
  • The role of the secretary in successful co-op meetings.

Enjoy a practical minute-taking exercise and test your knowledge with a corporate records quiz!

Leave with plenty of tools and tips (from your workshop facilitator as well as your fellow workshop participants) for how to make secretarial duties more manageable and enjoyable!

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

31 January

Membership Terminations

The easiest way to deal with membership terminations is to implement strategies that help to avoid them! That’s where this workshop will start. However there are times when your co-op board has to terminate a membership for the well-being of the co-op and the other members.

Come along to:

  • Learn about the basic legal framework,
  • Be able to identify the conditions for successful membership terminations,
  • Review the necessary steps and procedures with accompanying forms and templates, and
  • Be able to ask questions about specific situations.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

27 February

Ten Things to Look for in Your Financial Statements WEBINAR

Have you ever looked at your co-op’s financial statements and wondered what it all means?

Most directors don’t have training in bookkeeping or accounting, and it’s not easy to get much out of those statements if you’re not sure what to look for. That can be a problem, because the financial statement is the single most important indicator of your co-op’s financial health.

We’ll help the non-expert get more from co-op financial statements without going back to school. And we’ll learn about ten key things to watch for when reviewing your co-op’s finances.

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

26 March

Legal Duties of Directors WEBINAR

  • How do the duty of care and the duty of loyalty impact on good governance and principled leadership in our housing co-ops?
  • What does “acting in the best interest of the co-op” really mean?
  • What is a conflict of interest and how do we navigate those grey areas when it’s not so clear?

Join us for a close look at where principle meets reality. We’ll look at some tough examples and explore some best practices for handling them.

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

9 May

Yikes I’m the Treasurer

This workshop is for co-op treasurers, signing officers and other directors who want to learn about their financial responsibilities. Luckily, you don’t need to be a financial expert to be a co-op treasurer but you do need to know:

  • About signing cheques
  • How to confirm a bank reconciliation
  • What questions to ask about financial statements and auditors’ reports

Join us to discuss these topics, compare experiences with members from other co-ops as you learn how to be the best co-op treasurer you can be.

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

6 June