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  4 March 2019   

Full house for Vancouver Island Council Meeting

There was a full house  on February 28 with fifty percent of Island co-ops sending delegates to the Vancouver Island Council meeting. The meeting was held at the Hotel Grand Pacific and members had good things to say about the new meeting venue.   CHF BC directors Art Farquharson, Dave Maier, and Jared Melvin reported on … Continued

  19 February 2019   

CHF BC and BC Non-Profit Housing Association welcome continued investments in affordable housing in 2019 BC Budget

VICTORIA, BC (Feb. 19, 2019) – Housing Central partners BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) and the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) are commending the provincial government for its continued action to tackle the province’s housing crisis in today’s budget in Victoria. The additional measures such as the province’s poverty reduction strategy, investments in … Continued

  13 February 2019   

Vancouver Leases 2019 (summary of first meetings)

It was a cold, snowy night… a good reminder of the importance of protecting co-op homes and resolving the challenge of expiring leases. February 11 marked the second meeting in the last couple of weeks with member housing co-ops, management companies and RePlan to discuss the issue of lease renewals with the City of Vancouver. … Continued

  1 February 2019   

Sign up for Telecom now and you could win!

To celebrate Family Day, any member who signs up for CHF BC’s Co-op Telecom Program before February 18, 2019 has a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. Here’s how it works: Sign up for your telecom service before February 18, 2019 and your name will be placed in a draw for one of … Continued

  1 February 2019   

Women with co-op financial training needed for study

If you are a co-op member who identifies as a woman and you’ve taken co-op financial training in the past three years, you may be eligible to join a small research focus group. The focus group will contribute to a university study that wants to better understand the financial training experiences of co-op members who … Continued

  30 January 2019   

Talking about City of Vancouver leases

On January 29, CHF BC met in Heritage Hall on Main Street with nearly 50 co-op members representing 20 co-ops, as well as management companies and *RePlan. Everyone was there to talk about a new approach to renewing leases with the City of Vancouver. The City leases land to 50 non-profit housing co-ops across the … Continued

  18 January 2019   

Property Assessments (January 2019)

REMINDER: if you want to appeal, the deadline is January 31 NOTE: AEC Property Tax consultants is offering CHF BC members a break on their normal recovery rate and you still don’t pay for service if an appeal is unsuccessful. (See below for more information about contacting assessment consultants.) Every year we try to get … Continued

  15 January 2019   

Is your co-op a member? Update your co-op’s information with us!

Help us keep connected with your co-op to advise you of important federation events for members, co-op-related news and opportunities. Please download our CHF BC member contact information update 2019 and have an authorized member of your co-op complete and return it to us. Our update request also asks you to take a look at … Continued

  17 December 2018   

Calling co-op youth – we want to hear from you!

If you are 16 to 25 years old and live in a CHF BC member co-op we want to hear from you. What kind of opportunities, events and programs would you like to see? How can CHF BC help young people living in housing co-ops? Join us on Friday, January 18 between 5 and 7 … Continued

  23 November 2018   

An exciting AGM and Housing Central experience

CHF BC delegates arrived at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre early on Sunday, November 18 to be part of the Housing Central Conference opening and breakfast plenary. Dozens of co-op members helped make this year’s Housing Central Conference the largest affordable housing event in Canada, with more than 1,400 community housing stakeholders from across BC, … Continued