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  21 March 2022   

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21

CHF BC is dedicated to the principles of anti-racism and and end to racial discrimination.

We understand that while progress has been made, Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities in Canada continue to face racism and discrimination every day.

  11 March 2022   

Donate to Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine

Our friends at the Co-operative Development Fund of Canada (CDF) are actively raising much-needed funds for the people of Ukraine and calling on the cooperative community across Canada to help.

  9 March 2022   

BC Today: A Growing Demand for Co-op Housing

With housing prices out of reach, some British Columbians are looking to co-op housing as a solution. BC Today Host Michelle Eliot talks with Thom Armstrong and call-in listeners to discuss this topic.

  8 March 2022   

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

CHF BC has received the following information from the provincial government’s Immunize BC project that may be of interest to members.

  8 March 2022   

Housing Co-ops Featured in CBC Article on Cost of Living

Members of an East Vancouver and a Burnaby co-op were featured in a CBC News story on March 7, 2022. The article profiles members of each co-op—including CHF BC director John Bathurst—and includes commentary from CHF BC CEO Thom Armstrong.

  8 March 2022   

🙅🏽‍♀️ Break the Bias on International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day (IWD). As part of our commitment to equity and inclusion, the staff at CHF BC are crossing our arms 🙅🏽‍♀️🙅🏽‍♂️ to take part in IWD’s #BreakTheBias campaign.

  4 March 2022   

Vancity Increases CHIP Rate for Member Co-ops

Vancity has increased their CHIP rate for to 0.85%. This is good news for co-ops as it provides above-market returns on operating and savings accounts and continues to create value for CHF BC membership dues.

  3 March 2022   

UPDATE: Rental Assistance Program (FCHI-2) Action Plans

Every co-op in the Rental Assistance Program (FCHI-2) will need to complete an Action Plan covering the next three years. The launch of the Self Assessment and Action Plan will take place in the week of 7 March 2022, with a submission deadline of 1 April 2022 for your plan.

  25 February 2022   

Building the Next Generation of Co-operative Housing

A return to dedicated federal investment designed to build and acquire co-op housing at scale, in partnership with the co-operative housing sector, will help meaningfully address the housing crisis.

  23 February 2022   

BC Budget 2022 falls short on urgent need for more funding for affordable housing

The biggest omission in the budget is the lack of any attention to the loss of affordable homes from the existing rental market.