SCHEDULED
WORKSHOPS

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 chang

For workshop-related questions or if you have difficulty making a selection through the website, please email CHF BC at education@chf.bc.ca.

The Co-op Cafe – Spring Education Conference: April 4

What would it take to develop a new housing co-op in five hours? In this very full and interactive day you’ll identify the common themes driving co-op evolution (new and existing) and discuss how they might change over the coming decade.
Explore what’s possible, what’s desirable, and what’s essential for a new co-op to succeed in this challenging environment. And while you’re at it, take away new ideas to help your own co-op tackle some complicated choices with confidence.

All-day workshop: 9:30 am – 4:45 pm

For more event details view the flyer here.

4 April
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Getting to Zero – Spring Education Conference: April 4

Climate change is real. We need to change how our homes use energy and prepare them for extreme weather. We must find ways to transform building retrofits to support affordability and healthy indoor environments. Let’s hear from others about solutions and talk about what’s possible.

2:30 pm to 4:45pm

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4 April
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Investing – Spring Education Conference: April 4

Can your co-op look forward to a strong financial future? Are your investment practices aligned with your mission and your short- and long-term goals? Join Encasa Financial for an overview of capital planning and responsible investing. Learn how the right investment strategy is critical to good governance and sound management.

2:30 pm to 4:45 pm

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4 April
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Construction – Spring Education Conference: April 4

Many co-ops face major repairs and building renewals soon. Appliances are pretty easy to address, but roofs? Balconies? Parkade membranes? These are large, complicated and expensive projects. Who will you involve to make sure things get done properly? How can you satisfy a lender if you don’t have enough reserves? Join us and find out!

2:30 pm to 4:45 pm

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4 April
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Building a Co-operative Community – Spring Education Conference: April 4

Are you looking for tools to bring your co-op closer together? In this workshop we will explore what the co-op principles mean to you, how they connect to the work being done in your co-op, and what we can all do to strengthen our individual relationships and our community.

2:30 pm to 4:45 pm

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4 April
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Hoarding – Spring Education Conference: April 4

Hoarding is a complex and challenging psychological disorder that may lead to negative consequences for both the individual and the community. This presentation provides information about using harm reduction principles to help tenants with hoarding behaviour. You will learn how to talk to and generate internal motivation in people who hoard, and how to establish intervention targets.
In this presentation, the presenters will:
• Discuss what hoarding is and why it persists
• Understand the potential public safety hazards, including fire risk and pests
• List available assessment tools
• Discuss how tenant support workers can help
• Discuss harm reduction strategies and establish intervention targets

2:30 pm to 4:45 pm

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4 April
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Sustainability 101 – Spring Education Conference: April 4

Sustainability is a term often in the news today but what does it mean? Join
us for a discussion on environmental, social, and financial sustainability. Find
out how housing co-ops can deal more effectively with the impacts of climate
change while building more resilient communities and financially stable
co-ops.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Spring Education Conference – Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport: Richmond.

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4 April
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Leadership Renewal for Co-op Boards – Spring Education Conference: April 4

Leadership renewal has much in common with succession planning. Both are future-focused and aim to develop talent ready and able to fill critical positions. What if we applied best practices in Human Resources management to the challenge of leadership renewal in housing co-ops?

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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4 April
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Conflict in Co-ops – Spring Education Conference: April 4

Conflict will always be part of living in a community. This workshop will explore when to involve the co-op in a dispute and when not to. We will also look at what gets in the way of effective responses to conflicts and review the options that are available to co-ops for the resolution of disputes.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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4 April
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Ask the Lawyers – Spring Education Conference: April 4

Bring your toughest legal questions for our team of experienced co-op lawyers. Get the answer to that question you’ve always had about the Co-op Act, model rules, human rights, privacy, membership termination, governance, and more.

Win a prize for the workshop’s toughest question!

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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4 April
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