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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.

  21 February 2024   

$2 Billion Federal Investment Empowers Innovative BC Builds Program

On February 20, 2024, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government will be adding another $2 billion in financing to BC Builds

The announcement also included BC Builds’ fourth site with 112 new co-operative homes for middle-income households in Vancouver.

  19 February 2024   

Your Co-op Could Win Big In CHF BC’s Year Of Belonging Awards!

It’s time to celebrate belonging and inspire change in your co-op!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Year of Belonging Awards. This new award is designed to recognize co-operative activities that celebrate the spirit of belonging .

Winners of a Year of Belonging Award will receive a $1,000 prize!

  14 February 2024   

Exploring Hogan’s Alley: The Rich Tapestry of Vancouver’s Black History

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s important to reflect on the rich tapestry of Black experiences woven into the fabric of Canadian history.

Recently, staff and directors from CHF BC, BCNPHA and CHF Canada embarked on a journey through Vancouver’s Black History as they toured Hogan’s Alley

  13 February 2024   

Highlights of the February 7 Vancouver Island Council Meeting

Learn what happened at the February 7 Vancouver Island Council meeting.

Updates include: federal and provincial budget submissions, upcoming events and workshops enhanced resident-member benefits, national advocacy initiative, and an exciting new donation to Island members.

  12 February 2024   

Video: B.C. Premier on the importance of co-operative housing

During his announcement of the acquisition of 2 Coquitlam housing co-operatives, B.C. Premier Eby discussed the important role that co-operative housing plays in meeting the challenges of the housing crisis.

During his remarks, he noted that co-ops are a model of housing that works. It’s stable housing, it’s affordable housing, and it’s also built-in community.

  9 February 2024   

Good News! Media Coverage of the Coquitlam Co-op Acquisition

On February 8, 2024, B.C. Premier David Eby announced the historic acquisition of two Coquitlam housing co-operatives by the Community Land Trust. It was the first investment of the recently created Rental Protection Fund (RPF).

Check out the video of the announcement, as well as links to some media coverage.

  8 February 2024   

A Significant Victory for Co‑operative Housing in Coquitlam

Coquitlam is celebrating the acquisition and preservation of 290 co-op homes by the Community Land Trust. This was made possible through a contribution from the Rental Protection Fund (RPF).

This is a significant milestone for co-operative housing in B.C., It marks a crucial step forward in protecting housing security for co-op members in B.C.’s daunting housing landscape.

  25 January 2024   

New video showcases BC’s progress towards “Co-op Housing for All”

Watch this video to witness firsthand the impact of co-op housing and join the movement towards a future where everyone has access to secure and affordable homes.

Share this inspiring story with your friends and be a part of the conversation about creating thriving co-operative communities across the nation.

  19 January 2024   

Co-op Boards: Start the New Year Right with Tailored Training

Do you have an AGM on the horizon? How about scheduling board training shortly after? If this sounds like what your co-op needs, we have a tailored package for YOU!

To start the new year, we are offering two packages to CHF BC members at a discount on our regular rates. The promotion is applies to meetings scheduled before April 30, 2024

  16 January 2024   

Applications Now Open! Rooftops Canada Young Professionals Placement Program

Rooftops Canada is seeking four (4) qualified candidates to participate in our 6-month Young Professionals (YP) Overseas Placement Program.

This is part of their five-year project “Women’s Spaces: Implementing Equal Rights to Land, Housing and Livelihoods” in Angola, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda.

  12 January 2024   

Waste Connections Winter Weather Advisory: Information You Need to Know

Due to the severe cold snap we are experiencing coupled with the other winter weather conditions, that there may be service delays at Waste Connections customer sites.

Here are some quick and easy tips to help minimize delays.

  11 January 2024   

How to Navigate Your Co-op’s 2024 BC Property Assessment

BC Assessment recently sent out its 2024 property assessments to all housing co-operatives. Obligations to pay property taxes are tied to these assessments.

If you disagree with your co-op’s the assessment, you can contest it by filing an appeal before January 31, 2024.