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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.

  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.

  8 January 2024   

How to Protect Your Housing Co-operative during Winter Weather

Snow and ice brings a unique set of safety and accessibility challenges for housing co-operatives, including greater winter risks due to slippery conditions.

A little extra care this winter will go a long way towards keeping your co-op safe and accessible.

  2 January 2024   

Save the Dates for our 2024 Key Events

2024 promises to be an exciting and busy year at CHF BC!

To ensure you don’t miss any of our key events this year, we encourage you to add these dates to your calendar.

  20 December 2023   

2023 Year in Review: Nurturing Co-ops from Classroom to Community

As we reflect on the past year, CHF BC is proud to highlight the remarkable journey of our vibrant co-operative communities. From fostering education initiatives to celebrating our rich history and supporting the next generation, 2023 has been a year of growth, collaboration, and significant achievements.

  18 December 2023   

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2024!

As we wrap up another incredible year together, we wanted to take a moment to share our gratitude and spread some festive cheer your way. Your dedication and hard work have made this year truly special. The energy and enthusiasm you bring to our co-operative community have created a vibrant and supportive environment. From overcoming … Continued

  29 November 2023   

New federal co-op investments welcome, but timeline is disappointing

In a CBC News story by Jon Hernandez, Thom Armstrong, the CEO of CHF BC called the measures "well-intended," but he raised alarm over the lack of a timeline, with dollars only starting to roll out in 2025.

He notes that "We’re in a housing crisis and is baffled as to why an economic recovery would have to wait until 2025-2026 to address what’s a burning crisis right now."

  29 November 2023   

Research shows that Community Housing is an Economic Necessity

Our friends at the Canadian Housing & Renewal Association recently released a report on the community housing—including co-ops—on Canada’s economic productivity.

The report provides five policy recommendations to boost community housing supply and tackle Canada’s productivity problem.

  23 November 2023   

Urgent Resolution: Expedite Co-operative Housing Development Program

At our 2023 AGM on November 19, delegates passed an emergency resolution.

The resolution urges the THAT CHFBC urge the federal government and the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities to launch the Co-op Housing Development Program without further delay.

  20 November 2023   

2024 Education Workshops

You’ll find our winter 2024 online education sessions interactive and informative.

  16 November 2023   

Everything you need to know about our 2023 Annual General Meeting

Here is the important meeting information that you need to know to be prepared for this Sunday’s 2023 Annual General Meeting.

And if you haven’t registered yet, Don’t miss your chance to reflect on the achievements of the past year and plan for our future.

  10 November 2023   

Job Opportunity: Indigenous Internships with the CHTC

Considering the significance of affordable and quality community housing and the need for leadership succession in Indigenous communities for the purposes of developing and maintaining quality affordable housing, the Centre is pleased to introduce a program for Indigenous Internship. 

The program is aimed at refining skills, professional development, and knowledge of the community housing sector among early career professionals who identify as Indigenous. The objective is to encourage and nurture future Indigenous leaders in the community housing sector.

  3 November 2023   

Participants Needed: Study on the lived experiences of housing transitions

The Urban Politics and Governance research group at McGill University is leading a research project for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to better understand the lived experiences of housing transitions in Canada. 

They are looking to interview housing co-operative residents in British Columbia who have had a recent (i.e. in the past five years or so) experience of a move into or out of a housing co-operative.