CHF BC is excited to announce ARC — active resilient communities — a new program to assist our members.
Housing co-ops do a great job of providing safe, secure, affordable homes and giving members a voice in the big decisions affecting their communities. Co-ops look after the day-to-day collection of housing charges, are responsible for maintenance and bill payments, and ensure that all the other activities needed to keep their businesses running are completed. But there are other challenges that may not get so much attention — longer-term issues, or those that, while important, may not make it to the top of your next agenda but are still crucial to your success.
Have you recently had a chance to consider:
ARC is designed to help you have conversations on these kinds of subjects in a structured way. We hope it will help you come to some answers but recognize that the conversations themselves are important.
CHF BC has been thinking about offering this kind of support for several years. We applied for and received a Sector Transformation Fund grant through the Community Housing Transformation Centre to make the development of ARC possible. We designed ARC to be flexible to meet each client’s unique needs: we hope you will find its mix of real-time and at-your-leisure opportunities engaging and suitable for anyone interested in exploring your co-op’s future.
We began our first two pilots in November 2021 to help us test ARC and provide feedback, a process that will continue over the coming months. We hope to make this service broadly available at the end of the development and testing phase, and are grateful for the support from the Centre and all the staff at CHF BC.
We’ve also launched a landing page for ARC for participants and those who are just curious to learn more. Visit us at talkcommunity.ca. And check our enews and social media feeds regularly for updates on ARC. #activeresilientcommunities #chfbcARC #talkcommunity
Posting updated February 2022