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27 June 2023
This year, co-op members in Canada will have two events to celebrate or acknowledge on July 1st. In addition to being Canada Day, this year it is also the 101st International Day of Cooperatives!
"#CoopsDay" is an annual opportunity for local, national, and worldwide governments, civil society organizations, and the general public to learn more about cooperatives.
22 April 2023
Earth Day Inspiration This Earth Day, we invite CHF BC members to get inspired by Granville Gardens Housing Co-operative in Richmond B.C. They were the recipients of CHF BC’s 40th anniversary Sustainability Grant in 2022. With the help of the Sustainability Grant, Granville Gardens installed a heat pump in its community hall, along with an outdoor cooling … Continued
13 April 2023
We live in a world divided by competition, but what would it be like if we thought about co-operating?
Take a look back at what the pioneers of Rochdale, England thought, and the birth of the co-operative movement which has inspired The Youth Excellence Society’s values and organization.
16 October 2022
This year, the theme is “Co-operation in the World of Tomorrow.” As the Canadian co-operative movement faced the difficulties of a global pandemic and many other hurdles in the last few years, we, as a community, are looking at how we can build a better future through co-operation.
20 September 2022
The co-op put co-op housing on the map in Vancouver, and were also significantly involved in establishing CHF BC.
30 June 2022
This year’s celebration will be the 100th International Cooperative Day, the 28th International Day of Cooperatives recognized by the United Nations and will mark a decade from the International Year of Cooperatives in 2012.
31 March 2022
Our Communications Director, Yuri Artibise, will be in Victoria from April 6-8, 2022. During his visit, he will be available to meet with Vancouver Island co-op members, staff, and partners.
14 December 2021
Co-op decisions impact the environment and are impacted by the environment. Does your co-op have an overall direction on how to sustainably approach its operations and long-term planning? Consider adopting a sustainability policy! Sustainability can touch on almost all aspects of a co-op’s operations. More than with most policies, a sustainability policy sets out how … Continued
4 October 2019
CHF BC and its member housing co-ops are part of a bigger community of co-operatives.
Even though many people are members of co-operatives (like credit unions, or Modo, or MEC), co-ops are still less familiar than limited companies and charities. We’ve put together a video that answers some basic questions about co-operatives and how housing co-ops have some special characteristics that makes them a great alternative to more common rental and ownership models.
2 October 2005
As their co-ops busy themselves reviewing their Rules, Island delegates asked CHF BC to provide more information on joint, principal and associate membership.
CHF BC responded with the first ever…