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The Community Land Trust (CLT) is currently seeking a Senior Development Manager, reporting to the Director of Development and working closely with the CLT senior management team, to play a critical role in delivering affordable housing for the growth of our organization.
This position also provides project leadership and coordination to a project team and works collaboratively with partners, including other non-profit societies, private sector developers, consultants, industry specialists, contractors, government ministries, municipality officials, First Nations, and various agencies in achieving project objectives.
Atira Women’s Resource Society is nonprofit organization based in Vancouver, B.C.. They have found a unique solution to address the affordable housing crisis and improve employee well-being by providing housing to its staff members. This move has sparked interest in the potential for co-operative housing initiatives among other nonprofit organizations.
We live in a world divided by competition, but what would it be like if we thought about co-operating?
Take a look back at what the pioneers of Rochdale, England thought, and the birth of the co-operative movement which has inspired The Youth Excellence Society’s values and organization.
The Housing Assessment Resource Tools (HART) is a project based at the University of British Columbia, with the aim of providing evidence-based assessment tools and strategies to improve housing outcomes in Canada.
It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in affordable housing policy and research.
We appreciate the focus on improving social supports for low-income Canadians, but are disappointed to see a lack of new investments in affordable housing. Indeed, no number of social supports will do more for low- and middle- income Canadians than ensuring that everybody has access to a safe, secure, affordable place to call home.
Alas, despite communities across the country experiencing explosion in housing need, Budget 2023 does little to address Canada’s worsening housing crisis. Instead, it puts existing affordable housing at risk.
As part of the CHF BC Scholarship process, applicants are asked to write a short essay on a topic related to housing co-ops. The independent Scholarship Committee committee members are consistently impressed with the high quality of insight and writing skills of the applicants.
Last year was no different. They were so impressed in fact that we wanted to share some of their essays will a broader audience.
The YES offers leadership and team building summer camp programs for youth in grades 8-12 at Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island. Their staff team is made up of a group of change-making volunteers. It is incredibly important to continue to build their teams, and they are now accepting volunteer applications for our 2023 Summer.
Your feedback will help the city understand the housing needs of seniors, Elders and older adults aged 55+ living in Vancouver. Your input will help shape policies, partnerships, and advocacy actions being developed as part of the Seniors Housing Strategy this year.
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
CHF BC is dedicated to the principles of anti-racism and an end to racial discrimination. While much progress has been made, Indigenous peoples, and racialized and religious minority communities—including in housing co-ops—continue to face racism and discrimination every day.
From a practical session on how boards and committees can work together effectively, to an important session to help non-experts understand their co-op’s financial statement:, you’ll find our fall 2022 online education sessions interactive and informative.