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.

  5 September 2023   

Co-op Housing Solutions for Youth Aging Out of Government Care

Our newest partnership with TRRUST (Transition in Resources, Relationships and Understanding Support Together), supports and facilitate a connection between housing co-ops and youth aging out of government care. 

Please join us on October 3, 2023 to discuss perspectives from both the transitioning youth and housing co-operatives.

  16 April 2021   

How co-ops can tackle climate change – An interview with Kathryn Sheps

In 2020, CHF BC created a Climate Emergency Task Force to address climate concerns among our co-op communities, and share knowledge, resources and strategies that can be implemented in co-ops throughout B.C.

We had a chance to talk to Task Force member Kathryn Sheps about her work in delivering measures to address climate change, how co-ops can do their part – and most importantly, how we can stay enthusiastic about the work during an already challenging tim

  25 April 2020   

Co-ops in a COVID-19 time: Virtual town hall recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first virtual town hall on April 22nd. We hope you enjoyed exploring what housing co-ops need to know during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event attracted more than 180 co-op members, making it the best attended event in CHF BC’s history.

Our focus wasn’t on how to survive. Rather it was how to thrive and do whatever’s necessary to emerge from these challenging times stronger than ever. 

If you weren’t able to join us, you can watch the virtual town hall recording below.  And don’t worry, we’ll be scheduling regular events on line to keep you in the loop.

  18 June 2019   

Update on developments that affect co-ops in the City of Vancouver

The following is a brief update on developments that affect co-ops in the City of Vancouver.

Vancouver City Hall has been recently active on a couple of fronts.

  1 March 2018   

Housing co-ops welcome funding for housing in federal budget

CHF BC welcomes the budget announced by the federal government on Tuesday, which will help more Canadians find a safe, secure and affordable place to call home. The federal announcement comes hot on the heels of last week’s provincial budget, which promised the biggest investment in affordable housing in BC’s history. Thom Armstrong, CHF BC’s … Continued

  30 October 2017   

Members enjoy a forward-looking 2017 Fall Education Conference

Around 150 CHF BC members came together on Saturday, October 28 for the 2017 Fall Education Conference.

All conference participants were invited to share their thoughts in an afternoon plenary that looked at what we can learn from looking back and looking forward in the development of our housing co-ops.

  14 September 2015   

Cameo Co-op Celebrates on Vancouver Island

Cameo Co-op’s operating agreement ended July 2015. The end of an operating agreement is a major occasion in the life of a co-op. The first mortgage may be paid off, but there’s a lot…