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  11 June 2021   

Lease Town Hall Postponed

Some last-minute considerations have emerged that will push the Council report on co-op leases to July 6 or 7.  As a result, the public release of the Council report will not happen any earlier than June 29. CHF BC is therefore postponing the June 17 town hall to a date later in June or early … Continued

  7 June 2021   

Island members discuss new strategic vision and host CHF BC scholarship awards

Island members came together online for the spring Vancouver Island Council meeting on Wednesday, June 2.  They received a report from CHF BC directors David Maier (Greenway) and Shannon Sangster (Tyee). Vancouver Island Directors Shannon Sangster and Dave Maier reviewed the highlights of CHF BC’s May semi-annual general meeting. CEO Thom Armstrong facilitated a discussion … Continued

  27 May 2021   

One Year After George Floyd’s Murder

From the desk of CHF BC’s Chief Executive Officer It is fitting that the province of BC has declared this week, May 23-29, 2021, Anti-Racism Awareness Week, in part to mark the anniversaries of the Komagata Maru, the murder of George Floyd, and Asian Heritage Month. A year ago this week, we watched in horror … Continued

  26 May 2021   

CHF BC’s group of social purpose enterprises adds exciting new management positions

We are pleased to announce that Laura Soucy has accepted the position of Operations Manager at COHO Management Services Society. With almost twenty years of experience serving BC’s housing co-operatives, Laura will lead the team responsible for delivering high quality, effective and efficient management services to COHO’s clients.  Laura joined COHO in December 2003, and … Continued

  19 May 2021   

Your waste and recycling program: did you know?

It’s important to review your co-op’s waste collection and recycling contracts. The fine print often includes automatic renewals, stiff penalties for cancellation, right-of-first-refusal clauses, extra costs for lifts, weight charges and untimely rate hikes. Very few municipalities offer pickup service to residents and multi-residential buildings and most municipalities require that you work with a private hauler … Continued

  18 May 2021   

Trail Appliances asks for patience after cyber-attack

CHF BC’s Group Buying partner, Trail Appliances, has let us know today, May 18, that its computer information systems and networks have been hit by a cyberattack. Trail Appliances will not be able to return emails until Thursday, May 20.  Co-ops can still place an order or get in touch with Trail by phone: on … Continued

  12 May 2021   

Expression of Interest – Meeting Chairperson Training Program

Background The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) is a membership association representing more than 250 housing co-operatives in British Columbia. CHF BC is incorporated under the Cooperative Association Act and is an umbrella organization for a group of related non-profit societies (subsidiaries) including COHO Management Services Society, COHO Property Management Inc. (CPM) and … Continued

  3 May 2021   

Don’t miss the 2021 CHF Canada AGM!

CHF Canada’s Annual Meeting is coming up in June.  Has your co-op registered its delegate yet? This year’s national AGM runs from June 10 to 13 and is packed with education, networking and a chance to learn more about the national co-op housing movement. Check out the website to see all the options. This AGM will also … Continued

  3 May 2021   

Housing Central Celebrates Asian Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, this May we join together with our partners in Housing Central to celebrate the rich Asian heritage of our communities. We acknowledge the Asian-heritage community leaders and builders and want to uplift their voices and stories. We will also begin the work to formally tackle anti-Asian racism while acknowledging … Continued

  21 April 2021   

Happy Earth Day!

CHF BC knows our members are interested in the environment and sustainability, and we are pleased this Earth Day (Thursday, April 22, 2021), to announce the launch of our Sustainability Report e-newsletter. If you would like to receive these quarterly reports on the latest in environmental sustainability in co-ops, please sign up here. Please note, … Continued