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  18 March 2019      chfbc   

Next Steps for City of Vancouver Lease Renewals

In January and February, CHF BC held a pair of meetings for co-ops that lease land from the City of Vancouver. Members offered their views on the lease renewal framework and how the lease renewal discussion has progressed so far. We have summarized the comments in a short document. CHF BC’s executive director, Thom Armstrong, … Continued

  15 March 2019      Fiona Jackson   

Members dig deep to work on Indigenous reconciliation at Spring Member Forum

On Monday, March 11, CHF BC and CHF Canada members came together to network, hear updates from both federations and learn about Kaslo Gardens Co-op’s work to bring an Indigenous perspective into the co-op’s mission supported by a Regional Diversity Grant from CHF Canada.  The co-op was inspired by the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). … Continued

  8 March 2019      Fiona Jackson   

CHF BC celebrates women in co-ops

Happy International Women’s Day from CHF BC! We are proud to celebrate the outstanding female leaders in our organization and in the housing co-op sector across the country. CHF BC celebrates the significant role women play in their co-op communities as community builders, leaders, and strong and valued members. We’re here to support all our … Continued

  4 March 2019      Fiona Jackson   

Full house for Vancouver Island Council Meeting

There was a full house  on February 28 with fifty percent of Island co-ops sending delegates to the Vancouver Island Council meeting. The meeting was held at the Hotel Grand Pacific and members had good things to say about the new meeting venue.   CHF BC directors Art Farquharson, Dave Maier, and Jared Melvin reported on … Continued

  19 February 2019      Fiona Jackson   

CHF BC and BC Non-Profit Housing Association welcome continued investments in affordable housing in 2019 BC Budget

VICTORIA, BC (Feb. 19, 2019) – Housing Central partners BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) and the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) are commending the provincial government for its continued action to tackle the province’s housing crisis in today’s budget in Victoria. The additional measures such as the province’s poverty reduction strategy, investments in … Continued

  13 February 2019      chfbc   

Vancouver Leases 2019 (summary of first meetings)

It was a cold, snowy night… a good reminder of the importance of protecting co-op homes and resolving the challenge of expiring leases. February 11 marked the second meeting in the last couple of weeks with member housing co-ops, management companies and RePlan to discuss the issue of lease renewals with the City of Vancouver. … Continued

  1 February 2019      Fiona Jackson   

Sign up for Telecom now and you could win!

To celebrate Family Day, any member who signs up for CHF BC’s Co-op Telecom Program before February 18, 2019 has a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. Here’s how it works: Sign up for your telecom service before February 18, 2019 and your name will be placed in a draw for one of … Continued

  1 February 2019      Fiona Jackson   

Women with co-op financial training needed for study

If you are a co-op member who identifies as a woman and you’ve taken co-op financial training in the past three years, you may be eligible to join a small research focus group. The focus group will contribute to a university study that wants to better understand the financial training experiences of co-op members who … Continued

  30 January 2019      chfbc   

Talking about City of Vancouver leases

On January 29, CHF BC met in Heritage Hall on Main Street with nearly 50 co-op members representing 20 co-ops, as well as management companies and *RePlan. Everyone was there to talk about a new approach to renewing leases with the City of Vancouver. The City leases land to 50 non-profit housing co-ops across the … Continued

  18 January 2019      chfbc   

Property Assessments (January 2019)

REMINDER: if you want to appeal, the deadline is January 31 NOTE: AEC Property Tax consultants is offering CHF BC members a break on their normal recovery rate and you still don’t pay for service if an appeal is unsuccessful. (See below for more information about contacting assessment consultants.) Every year we try to get … Continued