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A well-informed membership makes the co-op housing movement stronger. Keep up-to-date on the latest CHF BC, and co-op housing related, goings-on by reading our latest news below. To get this news—and more— delivered directly to your inbox subscribe to our newsletters.

  27 January 2023   

Another CHIP Rate Increase

The current Vancity CHIP rate is now 4.85% and the current Coast Capital rate is 3.88%. Regular business depositors earn little or nothing on similar accounts.

  25 January 2023   

2023 CHF BC Scholarship Fund applications are now open

CHF BC is now accepting applications for the twelfth year of our successful scholarship program. 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.

  20 January 2023   

Happy Lunar New Year 2023 – Year of the Rabbit

As the new moon appears in the sky tonight, the Lunar New Year begins welcoming the Year of the Tiger.

  14 January 2023   

Property Assessments 2023

IMPORTANT: If there is any chance you will want to dispute your property assessment, you should contact BC Assessment before the end of the month. The filing deadline is January 31, 2023. BC Assessment has sent out its assessment notices and two weeks remain before the deadline to file any appeal. CHF BC would again … Continued

  12 January 2023   

New $500 Million Rental Protection Fund Announced

The provincial government announced today that a new $500-million fund will be managed by B.C.’s community housing organizations to help deliver safe, affordable, and culturally supportive housing for individuals and families across B.C.

  11 January 2023   

Laying the foundations for a new co-op

While we aren’t usually excited about pictures of a hole in the ground, we’re making exceptions to these photos taken last weekend of a new co-operative being laid in the Joyce Collingwood neighbourhood of Vancouver.

  10 January 2023   

Active Resilient Communities (ARC) Update

We are excited to report the completion of our third pilot engagement with our Active Resilient Communities (ARC) project.

  4 January 2023   

Tamil Heritage Month 2023

Tamil Heritage Month is celebrated each January to increase awareness and appreciation for all the achievements and contributions of the Tamil people. British Columbia—and the rest of Canada— is home to a large Tamil diasporas.

  14 December 2022   

2022 – A Year in Review

The 2022 Year in Review spotlights significant stories and exciting accomplishments of our team of exceptional directors and staff–and—of course—our members who were engaged with their federation more than ever.

  14 December 2022   

Happy Holidays from CHF BC

We would like to thank our members and the supporters of co-operative housing for contributing to the success of the entire CHF BC group of social enterprises in 2022. Many of our staff will be taking days off throughout the holiday season to spend some time on ourselves and with our families and friends. As … Continued