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  9 March 2021   

Celebrating the co-operative legacy of equality for Women’s History Month

CHF BC recognizes the contributions of its leaders and staff, both past and present, and the role of co-ops in supporting women across the province The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC stands with countless organizations and individuals around the world in honouring the exceptional accomplishments of women as we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s … Continued

  9 March 2021   

Spring into Learning

Join us this month for dynamic virtual learning sessions and on April 24, we’ll host our second online education conference featuring a plenary and sessions you won’t want to miss! Watch for more information in the coming weeks. March 23 – PIPA – A privacy primer for co-ops **Back by popular demand** March 30 – … Continued

  1 March 2021   

COVID-19 Immunization Plan (March 1, 2021 Update)

B.C.’s immunization plan, released on March 1st, provides details on how the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to different populations throughout the province. As we move into Phase 2 of the plan, the goal is to continue vaccinating vulnerable groups. Beginning this month that will include seniors aged 80+, residents of independent living and supportive … Continued

  26 February 2021   

Housing Central and Black History Month: Our Commitment to Leading Change

As Black History Month draws to a close, we have both been reflecting on the work of our incredible teams in shedding light on historical and modern day “hidden figures” in the Black community in British Columbia and Canada. Why did we feel it was important to celebrate Black History Month? 2020 was undoubtedly a year of … Continued

  22 February 2021   

City of Vancouver needs to hear from co-ops on the future of False Creek South

The City of Vancouver wants to know what Vancouver citizens think about the future of False Creek South. According to the City: “The purpose of this engagement is to explore the future of these lands, for the next 50 years and beyond, while striving to balance the interests of current neighbourhood residents with those of … Continued

  22 February 2021   

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT: ALEXANDER FAMILY

Throughout February the Housing Central partners are celebrating Black History Month by sharing stories of prominent individuals who made a positive impact on our communities – and in the process, helped shape this province and blazed a trail for the Black community. Early pioneers Charles and Nancy Alexander moved north from California, and in setting down roots … Continued

  16 February 2021   

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT: JOE FORTES

Throughout February the Housing Central partners are celebrating Black History Month by sharing stories of prominent individuals who made a positive impact on our communities – and in the process, helped shape this province and blazed a trail for the Black community. The City of Vancouver just wouldn’t be the same without Joe Fortes (the … Continued

  11 February 2021   

Call for workshop proposals: Spring Education Conference 2021

We are seeking proposals for workshops that will expose our members to emerging issues and new ideas and initiatives for our Spring Education Conference on April 24, 2021. Are you a skilled workshop facilitator with a great idea for a two-hour workshop to challenge and inspire CHF BC members? Please see our Call for Workshop … Continued

  8 February 2021   

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT: ROSEMARY BROWN

Throughout February the Housing Central partners are celebrating Black History Month by sharing stories of prominent individuals who made a positive impact on our communities – and in the process, helped shape this province and blazed a trail for the Black community. Rosemary Brown broke through racial barriers and the glass ceiling, making her mark … Continued

  1 February 2021   

Answer the Green Municipal Fund needs assessment survey

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund has launched the Sustainable Affordable Housing Initiative and needs to know more about your housing co-op’s energy conservation needs. Please ask a representative from your co-op to take a moment to answer this 15 to 20 minute Needs Assessment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3QFR7NS Deadline to complete the survey is … Continued