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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.

  31 January 2023   

Black History Month 2023

February is Black History Month in Canada. Black History Month is the annual commemoration of the contributions of Black and African diasporic communities in Canada. It recognizes their significant role in our history, even while enduring unending inequality, oppression, and erasure. Each year, Canadians celebrate this month by uncovering parts of our own colonial legacies to better understand our present and future.

At Housing Central, the events of 2020 compelled CHF BC and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) to hold a mirror to ourselves and reflect on our efforts to address racial inequity as a community.

  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.