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  22 September 2021   

2021 Fall Education Conference – a virtual learning opportunity

Join us October 18 – 22, as we learn, reflect and integrate new practices to support being well ourselves and uncover ways to care for those around us. This year’s fall education conference will focus on mental well being with sessions ranging from self-care to dealing with grief, to being a mindful parent, to how to increase … Continued

  16 September 2021   

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In BC we all live on the traditional, ancestral and largely unceded lands of Indigenous peoples. Check here for resources to help you and your co-op understand the importance of truth, reconciliation and justice in our lives and in our communities. Beginning in 2021, September 30th, previously known as “Orange Shirt Day” is now a … Continued

  27 August 2021   

Vacancy on CHF BC’s Climate Emergency Task Force

Deadline Extended CHF BC is inviting applications from members interested in filling a vacancy on its Climate Emergency Task Force. In response to a Global Climate Emergency resolution passed by the members at our 2019 Annual General Meeting, the CHF BC board created a task force made up of directors, staff, and members to guide the … Continued

  24 August 2021   

Coquitlam fire leaves members looking for housing alternatives

Last Thursday night a fire swept through Garden Court Co-op in Coquitlam and members had to evacuate. There were no injuries and most members will be able to get back into their homes by September. However, four families will need to find longer-term housing while they wait for their units to be livable again. CHF … Continued

  20 August 2021   

Call for Artists: Housing Central Virtual Art Exhibition

Artwork above by Mike Levin Deadline: Sept 15, 2021 The Housing Central Virtual Art Exhibition will feature a wide variety of work exploring themes of community housing, homelessness, mental health, addictions, resilience, co-operation and working together, healing, diversity and inclusion. Participation in the virtual art exhibition is free for selected artists and will be hosted on the … Continued

  16 August 2021   

The federal election is underway—#VoteHousing

We have the power to make a real difference and end homelessness and housing need – and we can do it at the ballot box on September 20, one vote at a time. CHF BC and our Housing Central partners, the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and CHF Canada, have joined the Vote Housing campaign, a national, non-partisan … Continued

  12 August 2021   

Beat the heat

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for BC’s south coast, with temperatures set to rise to 34 to 38 degrees during the day, through to Sunday. Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents will experience the worst of the heat wave on Thursday and Friday, with little relief expected overnight. There is an increased risk … Continued

  11 August 2021   

Have you “made the switch” to a heat pump?

Space heating of homes accounts for a large percentage of a home’s energy consumption and heat pumps are considered the most energy efficient, and climate-friendly, space heating option available. City Green Solutions in partnership with BC Hydro, and municipal partners is seeking to better understand the costs and benefits of heat pump installations across British Columbia … Continued

  6 August 2021   

Fall into Learning

We hope you’ve had a lovely summer and are as excited as we are to get back to learning on a variety of topics with our upcoming Fall into learning series beginning September 2. Whether you’re interested in best practices for your co-op in What makes a good board? or are looking for ideas for Living … Continued

  29 July 2021   

New Sustainability Newsletter Launched!

CHF BC is pleased to introduce its first Sustainability Newsletter.  This will be a quarterly communication that looks at the environment, with a focus on housing co-ops and the work of CHF BC’s Climate Emergency Task Force. We will post an archive of articles from Sustainability Newsletters, but the only way to ensure you don’t … Continued