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  3 January 2021   

A Century of Co-operation: Peter Moonan, ”It feels like it’s my place.”

Peter’s 36 years of co-op living have taught him about the balance between the broad perspective of being in leadership versus the view you get being a part of a democratic membership. A board position helps a co-op resident better understand their role as a member. Peter got involved in co-op governance soon after he moved … Continued

  11 December 2020   


From all of us here at CHF BC, BCNPHA and AHMA, thank you for being part of the 2020 Housing Central Conference. We are thrilled to have welcomed nearly 1,200 delegates for three days of learning, connection and inspiration; even though we weren’t able to meet in person, we saw an incredible level of engagement … Continued

  8 December 2020   

Happy Holidays!

CHF BC is now closed for the winter holidays.  We will resume operations and services to members on January 4, 2021. Members can send inquiries or service requests to at any time, but this address will not be monitored over the holidays.  We will respond to your messages promptly when we reopen in January. … Continued

  8 December 2020   

2021 Scholarship application online now!

2021 will be our tenth year of the CHF BC Scholarship Program. If you or someone you know lives in a CHF BC member housing co-op and will be attending school full time next September, we are now accepting applications. To be eligible for a CHF BC Scholarship, an applicant must: Live in a CHF BC … Continued

  8 December 2020   

Co-ops and the latest health order – December 2020

On December 7, the Provincial Health Officer updated their orders and extended these limitations until January 8. CHF BC highly recommends that our members take the appropriate measures to ensure that their co-op communities stay safe and healthy. This means having a COVID-19 safety plan in place for your housing co-operative and regularly reviewing that … Continued

  8 December 2020   

New Year Learning Series

Join us March 2 for our first of our monthly Movie Nights series as part of our educational offerings. Each month, we’ll feature a movie (or documentary) to inspire and increase our understanding of history, humanity, and our interconnectedness. We’re thrilled to kick off our March movie by featuring Mighty Jerome. This documentary tells the often … Continued

  3 December 2020   

City Lease Conversation Update

This is just a brief update for those interested in the City of Vancouver leasehold conversation. City staff had intended to bring forward a report to Council in December 2020. To give more time to work though some important questions (including the viability of lending), that report will be delayed to the Council meeting scheduled … Continued

  3 December 2020   

Winter closure announcement

CHF BC will be closed for winter holidays beginning December 19, 2020, and reopen on January 4, 2021. With CHF BC’s office already closed to the public, our seasonal closure this year is for our service to our members online, via email and telephone. Until then members can reach us at We wish everyone … Continued

  1 December 2020   

Affordable Housing Conference Explores Solutions to Tackle Housing Challenges in the Year of Lockdowns and Beyond

First-ever online event will confront the racism, inequities and barriers to housing in B.C. – and generate solutions for secure, affordable housing for all VANCOUVER, BC (Dec. 1, 2020) – In a year that has challenged British Columbians to navigate two grave public health crises, with both COVID-19 and the tainted drug supply epidemic, the … Continued

  27 November 2020   

Learning before the winter break: What makes a good board?

The CHF BC Education team has not forgotten about you and your learning needs. We’ve been busy revising sessions to ensure the material is up to date and that we’re good to go in the virtual realm. In January, we’ll be launching our New Year Learning series, but ahead of that, in December, we’re offering … Continued