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  4 December 2021   

Housing co-ops safe after Abbotsford flood

CHF BC is relieved to know that the housing co-ops in the Abbotsford area are undamaged after flooding earlier.  Our staff has reached out to co-ops in this worst-hit region and was informed that the local co-ops are all on high ground. If your co-op was affected by the floods and you need advice, including … Continued

  3 December 2021   

CHF BC welcomes new staff to our team

CHF BC would like to announce two recent additions to our staff team: Saurabh Parnami and Yuri Artibise. We looking forward to working with them as they contribute to our work in representing and serving our members. Saurabh Parnami – Asset Management Program Analyst Saurabh is an outcome-driven professional with both creative and analytical capabilities. … Continued

  30 November 2021   

December Movie Night – Into the Light

To coincide with the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, CHF BC is screening the feature-length documentary Into the Light by Gentille M. Assih. Please join us on Thursday, December 16, 2021 to watch this inspiring film about women of African descent regaining power over their lives after experiencing domestic violence. … Continued

  28 November 2021   

CHF BC welcomes new board members

At the Annual General Meeting on November 21, 2021, five directors were acclaimed to fill openings on the CHF BC board including three new directors and two re-elected directors.  The Vancouver Island director was acclaimed at the Vancouver Island Council meeting held in October. Newly elected directors include Eric Finkel (Marina), Sally Yee (Fraserview), and … Continued

  28 November 2021   

CHF BC second virtual AGM was a success

CHF BC held its 39th annual AGM on November 21, 2021. The two-hour meeting attracted over 100 participants, including 55 delegates, to our virtual platform. President Suzann Zimmering presented the board report reviewing the achievements of CHF BC’s group of social enterprises over the past year. During her remarks, Suzann outlined three strategic priorities for … Continued

  24 November 2021   

CHF Canada’s response to the 2021Speech form the Throne

On November 22, 2021, the Governor General delivered the Speech of the Throne outlining the recently re-elected Liberal government’s new priorities. Coincidentally, it was also National Housing Day, which put a lot of focus on the new government’s commitment to affordable– and cooperative–housing. Here is what our partners at CHF Canada had to say about … Continued

  23 November 2021   

Truth, Reconciliation and Decolonization

CHF BC enjoyed another successful AGM this past weekend (Sunday, November 21). Members carried out the regular business of a general meeting and several delegates were fortunate to receive prizes in the numerous draws made possible by group buying and other partners. But for many, the highlight of the day was the Keynote Presentation made … Continued

  10 November 2021   

2021 Annual General Meeting – Special Keynote Speaker

CHF BC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), will be conducted online, on Sunday, November 21, 2021. We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote features Diana Day, Lead Matriarch at the Pacific Association of First Nations Women, an organization whose vision is a matriarchal community where all Indigenous women in B.C. are safe and respected, … Continued

  9 November 2021   

Winter Learning!

Welcome to the Winter Learning series. Whether you’re interested in best practices for your co-op in What Makes a Good Director? or are you looking to learn more about the broader co-operative sector with Co-ops 101,  you’ll find our virtual education sessions engaging and practical. Here are the sessions we have lined up for December … Continued

  9 November 2021   

TalkCommunity.ca launches — Thanks CHTC for funding for ARC

We’re happy to report that talkcommunity.ca, the website supporting the new ARC program (active resilient communities), is up and running. ARC is built on the successes seen through the Co-op Compass and Co-op Café (based on the World Café method). It’s a comprehensive program that helps member co-ops create a shared vision for their future, … Continued