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.
23 November 2023
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.
14 June 2023
The first resolution members will be voting on at the 2023 CHF Canada national business meeting promotes co-op action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Co-op 2030 Vision.
As a co-op member, you have a say. Encourage your co-op delegate to review the 2023 Resolutions package on the CHF Canada Annual Meeting event site, and be ready to vote June 17.
12 June 2023
Housing Central and CHF Canada recently submitted recommendations on the financialization of housing to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA).
The financialization of housing is the process where housing is increasingly treated as an investment rather than someone’s home.
8 June 2023
This year, CHF Canada is piloting a new, hybrid option. Co-ops who can’t attend the National Business Meeting in-person can register virtual delegates.
This is an important opportunity for BC housing co-op to share our voice on a national stage from the comfort of home. We encourage every CHF Canada member in the province to register a delegate.
11 March 2023
CHF Canada and CHF BC have close ties. Staff at both organizations have excellent working relationships, sharing resources and best practices through various collaborations.
In February 2023, CHF Canada invited CHF BC to participate in its annual Member Services Meeting in Ottawa, bringing together people from across Canada over a couple of days to discuss critical issues for non-profit housing co-ops.
27 February 2023
Our partners at CHF Canada have been hard at work advocating for investments to grow and support housing co-ops. Last week, they released recommendations for the upcoming 2023 Federal Budget.
8 November 2022
shows that rent trends in non-profit co-op housing differs dramatically from that of the private rental sector, where rents have increased nationally by 11 percent in the last year alone.
27 July 2022
CHF Canada is recruiting for a full time, permanent position of Director, Co-operative Housing Development. The position will be based in Toronto or Ottawa (with consideration for remote/telecommuting).
20 January 2022
This funding means that federally-administered co-ops located in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and PEI, whose operating agreements expired before April 2016 will now be able to access rental assistance until 2028 through FCHI.
24 November 2021
On November 22, 2021, the Governor General delivered the Speech of the Throne outlining the recently re-elected Liberal government’s new priorities. Coincidentally, it was also National Housing Day, which put a lot of focus on the new government’s commitment to affordable– and cooperative–housing. Here is what our partners at CHF Canada had to say about … Continued
28 June 2017
Co-op members from around the Lower Mainland came together on Saturday, June 24 at Trout Lake in Vancouver for an afternoon of fun, good food, games, kids races, and prizes in the bright summer sun. Members shared a BBQ catered by Vera’s Burger Shack and enjoyed live musical entertainment by renowned performing artist Sibel Thrasher. The annual event … Continued
23 March 2017
Yesterday’s federal budget announcement includes the single biggest investment in affordable housing in Canadian history — $11.2 billion over the next 11 years.Coming on the heels of BC…