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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.

  25 January 2024   

New video showcases BC’s progress towards “Co-op Housing for All”

Watch this video to witness firsthand the impact of co-op housing and join the movement towards a future where everyone has access to secure and affordable homes.

Share this inspiring story with your friends and be a part of the conversation about creating thriving co-operative communities across the nation.

  19 January 2024   

Co-op Boards: Start the New Year Right with Tailored Training

Do you have an AGM on the horizon? How about scheduling board training shortly after? If this sounds like what your co-op needs, we have a tailored package for YOU!

To start the new year, we are offering two packages to CHF BC members at a discount on our regular rates. The promotion is applies to meetings scheduled before April 30, 2024

  16 January 2024   

Applications Now Open! Rooftops Canada Young Professionals Placement Program

Rooftops Canada is seeking four (4) qualified candidates to participate in our 6-month Young Professionals (YP) Overseas Placement Program.

This is part of their five-year project “Women’s Spaces: Implementing Equal Rights to Land, Housing and Livelihoods” in Angola, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda.

  12 January 2024   

Waste Connections Winter Weather Advisory: Information You Need to Know

Due to the severe cold snap we are experiencing coupled with the other winter weather conditions, that there may be service delays at Waste Connections customer sites.

Here are some quick and easy tips to help minimize delays.

  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 the 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.