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1 June 2023
une is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
CHF BC is committed to Indigenous truth, reconciliation and decolonization. This means challenging our belief and narratives, and inviting more accountability in our work.
4 May 2023
This is a day to reflect on the devastating impact of racism and colonialism across this land we call Canada. It’s also a day to strengthen our resolve to extend the co-op principle [PDF] of Concern for Community to communities that have suffered injustice and exclusion for too long.
Thom Armstrong, CEO of CHF BC
20 March 2023
Nowruz translates into “new day” in Farsi. It is a festival based on the Iranian Solar Hijri calendar and celebrates the arrival of spring. The holiday marks the traditional Iranian New Year, which begins on the vernal (spring) equinox.
It is largely a secular holiday celebrated by more than 300 million people around the world from various ethnic groups and diverse communities.
2 March 2023
Our Housing Central partners at the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) are pleased to see significant investment in Affordable Housing and Homelessness across BC in the 2023 BC Budget. This investment is long overdue and needed as BC deals with a housing and homelessness crisis that disproportionately impacts Indigenous people and communities.
31 January 2023
February is Black History Month in Canada. Black History Month is the annual commemoration of the contributions of Black and African diasporic communities in Canada. It recognizes their significant role in our history, even while enduring unending inequality, oppression, and erasure. Each year, Canadians celebrate this month by uncovering parts of our own colonial legacies to better understand our present and future.
At Housing Central, the events of 2020 compelled CHF BC and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) to hold a mirror to ourselves and reflect on our efforts to address racial inequity as a community.
20 January 2023
As the new moon appears in the sky tonight, the Lunar New Year begins welcoming the Year of the Tiger.
4 January 2023
Tamil Heritage Month is celebrated each January to increase awareness and appreciation for all the achievements and contributions of the Tamil people. British Columbia—and the rest of Canada— is home to a large Tamil diasporas.
27 September 2022
As we’ve engaged with our members, many of whom have either been impacted by the colonial practices embedded in their housing co-ops’ culture, or those who have observed it, we recognize that we have a long way to go.
15 June 2022
Twin Rainbows Housing Co-operative received a CHF Canada Regional Diversity Grant to hold two workshops on land and cultural dispossession, reconciliation and creating awareness around colonial structures. The workshops aimed to help co-op members build better relations with the land and the host nations.
3 June 2022
In observing National Indigenous History Month this June, we are providing our members with exclusive access to an online Indigenous cultural awareness course called The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada.
1 June 2022
This month invites Indigenous Peoples to celebrate their history in the spirit of pride and preservation. For non-Indigenous Canadians, it is an opportunity to learn and show recognition of the role Indigenous Peoples have played and continue to play in shaping Canada
2 May 2022
May 5 is Red Dress Day: National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ (Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual plus) people.