LATEST
NEWS

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.

  8 March 2024   

Empowering Visions: Women at the Heart of Co-op Housing

Women are leading the charge in BC’s co-op housing sector with innovative initiatives and transformative leadership.

On International Women’s Day 2024, we asked the women of CHF BC, COHO, and CLT their thought on inspiring inclusion within the co-operative housing sector.

  19 February 2024   

Your Co-op Could Win Big In CHF BC’s Year Of Belonging Awards!

It’s time to celebrate belonging and inspire change in your co-op!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Year of Belonging Awards. This new award is designed to recognize co-operative activities that celebrate the spirit of belonging .

Winners of a Year of Belonging Award will receive a $1,000 prize!

  14 February 2024   

Exploring Hogan’s Alley: The Rich Tapestry of Vancouver’s Black History

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s important to reflect on the rich tapestry of Black experiences woven into the fabric of Canadian history.

Recently, staff and directors from CHF BC, BCNPHA and CHF Canada embarked on a journey through Vancouver’s Black History as they toured Hogan’s Alley

  28 August 2023   

North Arm Housing Co-operative is now accepting members!

North Arm Housing Co-operative is the newest addition to the Community Land Trust (CLT) portfolio. It brings an additional 58 homes at Fraser and East 19th Avenue in East Vancouver.

Aimed at for a diverse 55+community, the co-op features studio and one-bedroom apartments for members within the seven-story building. It is a welcoming, connected and inclusive neighbourhood with affordable housing for a secure long-term home.

  8 June 2023   

RFP: National Education Sector Scan and Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Roadmap

The National Education Committee released a Request for Proposals for a project on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

This work has emerged as a priority. The goal is to support the co-op housing sector in implementing best EDI practices in co-op communities.

  5 June 2023   

The Importance Of Pride Month: Promoting Inclusivity In Our Co-ops

CHF BC is proud to support our 2SLGBTQIA+ community this month, and throughout the year.

We are committed to ensuring that the federation—and our member housing co-operatives—are safe spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ people and their allies.

  1 June 2023   

June is National Indigenous History Month

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.

  8 May 2023   

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month in May

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This month provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that Canadians of Asian decent have made—and continue to make—in Canada. It is also a reminder for all of us to come together to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination in all its forms.

  4 May 2023   

Red Dress Day 2023: How You Can Show Support for #MMIWG2S

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 April 2023   

New Member in the News: Atira Workers Housing Co-operative

Atira Women’s Resource Society is nonprofit organization based in Vancouver, B.C.. They have found a unique solution to address the affordable housing crisis and improve employee well-being by providing housing to its staff members. This move has sparked interest in the potential for co-operative housing initiatives among other nonprofit organizations.

  13 April 2023   

Rochdale: The First Consumer Co-op

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.

  27 March 2023   

How Housing Co-operatives Build Equitable and Diverse Communities

As part of the CHF BC Scholarship process, applicants are asked to write a short essay on a topic related to housing co-ops. The independent Scholarship Committee committee members are consistently impressed with the high quality of insight and writing skills of the applicants.

Last year was no different. They were so impressed in fact that we wanted to share some of their essays will a broader audience.