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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.

  9 September 2022   

REMINDER: New Obligations for Housing Co-ops

Last autumn, we let you know about new obligations that your co-op faces: housing co-ops and other landowners need to submit reports to the Land Owner Transparency Registry. These obligations were delayed, but the revised November 30, 2022, deadline for filing transparency reports is fast-approaching.

  5 August 2022   

VIDEO: Addressing Overheating in Housing Co-ops

Here is the video of our July 28, 2022 webinar on addressing overheating in co-operative housing.

  3 May 2022   

VIDEO: Preparation and Protection from Extreme Heat and Wildfire Smoke

After the deadly periods of extreme heat in 2021, many housing co-ops recognized the need to help ensure the health and well-being of members and staff during these events.

  12 April 2022   

2022 Federal Budget Response

Housing affordability was at the forefront of big-ticket federal budget announcements last week, and CHF BC is pleased to see Ottawa’s focus on an issue affecting the lives of millions of Canadians so directly.

  9 March 2022   

BC Today: A Growing Demand for Co-op Housing

With housing prices out of reach, some British Columbians are looking to co-op housing as a solution. BC Today Host Michelle Eliot talks with Thom Armstrong and call-in listeners to discuss this topic.

  8 March 2022   

Housing Co-ops Featured in CBC Article on Cost of Living

Members of an East Vancouver and a Burnaby co-op were featured in a CBC News story on March 7, 2022. The article profiles members of each co-op—including CHF BC director John Bathurst—and includes commentary from CHF BC CEO Thom Armstrong.

  28 January 2022   

FREE Workshop: Understanding sexual harassment in the workplace

Our friends at the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia are offering a FREE series of online class through SHARP Workplaces on sexual harassment in the workplace.

  20 January 2022   

CMHC announces $118M in assistance for federally-administered co-ops

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.

  12 January 2022   

The YES Cooperation Media Club

The YES Cooperation Media Club Stream will introduce youth to exciting new ideas, stories, information and theories that will open up new possibilities for the way they (and by extension, we) think about the world.

  14 December 2021   

115 Place Housing Co-op needs your help

The co-op’s lease is ending, and the union pension fund has decided to sell the land and buildings to the highest bidder. The inevitable outcome of a sale like that will be drastic rent increases and economic eviction for many of the co-op’s 244 households.

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