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  30 October 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Fall Education Conference featured a fresh lineup and plenary focused on inclusion and diversity

The Fall Education Conference on October 27 stood out not only for the usual lively crowd and workshops that grounded members on co-op essentials. This time members came from further afield than ever with co-op members travelling from Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Castlegar to attend. The other stand-out of the event was … Continued

  30 October 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Vancouver Island Council meeting featured a guest speaker, awards and elections

The Vancouver Island Council meeting on October 17 held three elections: One for a Vancouver Island director, with the only candidate being Art Farquharson who was acclaimed to another two-year term on the CHF BC board, representing Island members. The other elections were for a Vancouver Island Council chair and Vice-Chair. Shannon Sangster of Tyee … Continued

  25 October 2018      chfbc   

CLT & City break ground on Fraserview Expansion

Community Land Trust and City of Vancouver break ground on 140 new units of affordable co-op housing Combined future developments in Fraser Lands River District will be western Canada’s largest housing co-operative with 418 homes VANCOUVER, BC (Oct. 25) – Today, the Executive Director of Community Land Trust (CLT) Thom Armstrong and Mayor Gregor Robertson … Continued

  17 October 2018      chfbc   

Preservation Funding Helps Your Co-op Get Planning

Good news for co-ops with active, federally-administered operating agreements! Co-ops with a Section 95, ILM or Section 61 agreement are eligible to apply to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) for funding to “help complete activities that will allow them to transition to a more viable and sustainable model.” This means there’s money available to … Continued

  10 October 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Write a haiku to celebrate Co-op Week!

October 14 to 20 is Co-op Week. We challenge all co-op members to celebrate Co-op Week by writing a haiku. The traditional Japanese form of poetry consists of 17 syllables in three lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables. What do you love about your co-op and co-op living? Need inspiration? Take a look at the … Continued

  28 September 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Housing Central offers its support for Vancouver’s new affordable housing endowment fund

Housing Central applauds city council’s September 18th decision to create the new Vancouver Affordable Housing Endowment Fund. The Fund will consolidate all of the city’s non-market housing assets and manage them as a single portfolio initially worth about $2 billion. This has the potential to significantly improve the city’s ability to meet the affordable housing … Continued

  19 September 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Getting Home Project – Join our focus group!

We are seeking your perspective! Please join us for a focus group on affordable housing solutions for women experiencing domestic violence and the role of co-operative housing to help them. Invitation to participate in a focus group CHF BC would like to invite our members to join us for a focus group session to help … Continued

  18 September 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Casey’s grand adventure

Casey’s going on a road trip – and you can follow him!  Casey is CHF BC’s resident 14-year-old bear and he’s buckling up his seat belt and hitting the road with the CHF BC staff team of Ed Dagsaan, Co-op Viability Advisor, Chris Anderson, Asset Management Program Coordinator, and Kalia Attal, Customer Services Coordinator for … Continued

  7 September 2018      chfbc   

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  31 August 2018      Fiona Jackson   

CHF BC members say farewell to co-op champion Alana van Dam

We were all saddened this week to learn of the passing of our good friend, Alana van Dam. Alana was a beloved and long-time member of Kinross Creek Housing Co-op in Vancouver. She was also actively engaged in the sector, serving terms on the CHF BC board and finance committee. Alana loved cats, craft beer … Continued