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  25 February 2020   

CHF BC renews waste and recycling contract with Waste Connections of Canada

CHF BC is pleased to announce that we will be renewing our Group Buying waste and recycling contract with Waste Connections of Canada Inc to deliver service to member co-ops in the Lower Mainland. Waste Connections was our top choice because it continues to offer competitive pricing and meet the requirements for: Great customer service … Continued

  25 February 2020   

New flooring program for Island Co-ops!

CHF BC has completed its tendering process for a Vancouver Island Group Buying partner and is pleased to announce that Island Floor Centre was the successful bidder. Island Floor Centre has 35 years of experience and offers an “end-to-end” service from consultation to installation. They offer member co-ops on the Island 20% off current retail … Continued

  24 February 2020   

Members learn about new Island flooring program at Vancouver Island Council meeting

The Vancouver Island Council meeting at the Hotel Grand Pacific on February 18 saw a packed room of members. Delegates received a report from the board from CHF BC Island director Jared Melvin. CHF BC was pleased to announce that Island Floor Centre Ltd. is our newest group buying program partner and provides quality flooring … Continued

  24 February 2020   

Funding for New Non-Profit Homes in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is launching a new program to help increase the number of non-profit and co-op homes in the municipality. Using moneys from the Empty Homes Tax and the City’s own capital budget, the program offers incentives that can be paired with funding from other sources. Key points to note: The total amount … Continued

  19 February 2020   

Saying farewell to a friend

We are sad to report the passing of ML Burke. ML worked for CHF BC as a Seniors Resource Coordinator and led Co-op Connections for Independence, a project funded with an Eldercare grant from the BC Co-operative Association’s (BCCA’s) national Co-operative Eldercare Project. Through this project ML developed a suite of resources on our website … Continued

  18 February 2020   

BC Budget: Delayed Investments Will Only Make BC’s Housing Crisis Worse

    BC Budget: Delayed Investments Will Only Make BC’s Housing Crisis Worse Housing advocates express disappointment in 2020 provincial budget VICTORIA, BC (February 18, 2020) – The lack of new investments in affordable housing, and the delay in delivering on existing commitments, will only make B.C.’s already serious housing crisis worse, say representatives from … Continued

  14 February 2020   

Media Advisory: Housing Advocates Available to Comment on 2020 Provincial Budget

    Media Advisory: Housing Advocates Available to Comment on 2020 Provincial Budget Vancouver, BC (Feb. 13, 2020) – Media are advised that Thom Armstrong, CEO of the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC), and Jill Atkey, CEO of BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) will be available for interviews on the 2020 Provincial Budget on … Continued

  4 February 2020   

CHF BC partners with Getting Home Project

CHF BC is a partner in the Getting Home Project,  a three-year, community-based project, focusing on reducing barriers to safe, secure, and affordable housing for women fleeing violence in BC. The project is working towards community-based solutions and policy recommendations that alleviate barriers to women accessing appropriate housing. The project is funded by Status of Women Canada. … Continued

  31 January 2020   

City of Vancouver releases Co-op Lease Discussion Paper

Earlier this week, the City of Vancouver released its long awaited discussion paper on co-op lease renewals.  This launches a period of consultation and discussion that is expected to result in a final report to Council by the summer of 2020. The discussion paper: Repeats the City’s commitment “to preserve and grow the number of … Continued

  26 January 2020   

Fraserview members take the lead

Fraserview Housing Co-op took a big step forward by electing its first resident board at last week’s annual general meeting. This marks an important occasion in the life of a multi-site partnership with the Community Land Trust, the City of Vancouver and the members of Fraserview. Half a decade ago, the City sought a non-profit … Continued