2023 Spring Education Conference

CHF BC      22 Oct 2022      Westin Wall Centre or Online      CHF BC event

*Registration has now ended* To access conference resources, please click here.

Please join us online or in person for brand new workshops on creating a thriving co-op community on Saturday, October 22nd!


Click on poster to download a pdf version with hyperlinks.

Housing co-ops are guided by one of the co-operative principles, autonomy. But, autonomy doesn’t mean we don’t look outside our community. Therefore, our theme this conference will be Co-operating Our Way to Inclusive and Sustainable Communities.

This theme will focus on: Cooperatives, Inclusion, and Sustainability.  There is a lot of energy and conversations today about become inclusive and sustainable communities, and engaging in those strategies is one component of moving the dial in a direction where everyone who lives in a co-op feels like they belong into a community.  As cooperators, we want to approach our work in creating inclusive and sustainable communities for our members. It is important that as a Federation, CHF BC provides the information, encouragement and support to our members to support their community.

So come join us whether it’s in-person or online on Saturday October 22!

Countdown to Conference!

Date & Time

Saturday October 22, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Schedule and Workshops

Facilitator Biographies

Registration Costs

In Person

  • Members $150

*limited seats available*
**includes access to all recorded education sessions**


  • Non-Members – $199
  • Affiliated Organizations – $100
  • Members – $75

Early Bird Pricing (ends October 7)

  • $10 discount for online and $20 for in-person.

Special Pricing

  • Youth Participation: Co-op members under 28 years old are eligible to pay $75 for in person registration .
  • New Co-op Members: Co-op members who have been living in their co-op for less than 12 months are eligible to pay $75 for in person registration & one new member can attend for free (per co-op).
  • Buy 5 Get 1 Free: For every five registrations, get 1 registration included.
  • Interior Co-op Members: To assist with travel costs, CHF BC will provide a hotel room for all interior co-op members coming in-person.
  • 40th Anniversary: 40 complimentary online registrations for co-op members living outside the Lower Mainland (2 max per co-op)

Please contact us about our conference bursaries at education@chf.bc.ca or 1-877-384-9444.


Everybody who registers will be eligible to win one of our fantastic prizes, including:

  • T-Fal Easy Fry Air Fryer XL
  • Heritage Food Chopper
  • Masterchef Slow Cooker
  • Bissell Powerlifter Vacuum

More prize to be announced!


Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact: education@chf.bc.ca / 1-877-384-9444

Online registration will be closed Friday, October 21 @ 3:00 pm.

If you are interested in coming in person, please email Debbie Van Kuyk @ dvankuyk@chf.bc.ca or come to the Westin Wall Centre on Saturday, October 22.


We thank our Group Buying Program partners for their generous sponsorship of this event.