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  20 January 2022   

CMHC announces $118M in assistance for federally-administered co-ops

This funding means that federally-administered co-ops located in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and PEI, whose operating agreements expired before April 2016 will now be able to access rental assistance until 2028 through FCHI.

  19 January 2022   

Mobility Pricing in Metro Vancouver: How to Have Your Say!

Our friends at Moving in a Livable Region (MLR) are hosting six local and one regional dialogue on Mobility Pricing across Metro Vancouver starting mid-February.

  12 January 2022   

The YES Cooperation Media Club

The YES Cooperation Media Club Stream will introduce youth to exciting new ideas, stories, information and theories that will open up new possibilities for the way they (and by extension, we) think about the world.

  10 January 2022   

Winter Learning Continues in 2022

The popular winter learning series announced last November continues in the new year with 2 workshops scheduled for January and another scheduled in February.

  7 January 2022   

2022 CHF BC Scholarship Fund applications are now open

The CHF BC Scholarship Fund supports the educational goals of housing co-op members, particularly young co-op members who are already making a contribution to their communities.

  6 January 2022   

Property Assessments 2022

Property assessments are again in the news, with media outlets reporting increases in many jurisdictions since last year. CHF BC would again note a few key points.

  6 January 2022   

Winter Safety Tips for Your Housing Co-op

Winter brings a unique set of challenges for housing co-operatives, including a greater risk of slips and falls due to slippery and icy conditions. However, with some extra care, slip and fall incidents can be reduced by paying careful attention to the following issues.

  5 January 2022   

January is Tamil Heritage Month

Since 2016, Tamil Heritage Month is celebrated in January all over Canada—and in countries around the world—to increase awareness and appreciation for all the achievements and contributions of the Tamil people.

  22 December 2021   

2021 #HousingCentral Highlights Video

CHF BC was proud to be a partner in the 2021 Housing Central Conference! For those of you who were able to participate virtually this year, we hope you found the keynote speakers and education sessions to be informative and inspiring, and that you were able to connect with fellow delegates to discuss the issues facing our sector.

  21 December 2021   

National Indigenous Housing Strategy Update

At our 2021 Semi-Annual General Meeting in May, delegates passed a resolution (pdf) in support of a national Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy Our friends at the Canadian Housing & Renewal Association (CHRA) and the CHRA Indigenous Caucus have continued to work towards a federal urban, rural and northern (URN) Indigenous housing strategy. Over the past … Continued