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10 November 2023
Considering the significance of affordable and quality community housing and the need for leadership succession in Indigenous communities for the purposes of developing and maintaining quality affordable housing, the Centre is pleased to introduce a program for Indigenous Internship.
The program is aimed at refining skills, professional development, and knowledge of the community housing sector among early career professionals who identify as Indigenous. The objective is to encourage and nurture future Indigenous leaders in the community housing sector.
25 September 2023
Each year, September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This day is also Orange Shirt Day.
September 30th is the day that was chosen because it was the time of the year where children were taken from their homes to attend residential schools.
20 June 2023
Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day is a significant occasion that recognizes and honors the unique heritage, cultural diversity, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. This day serves as an opportunity to deepen understanding, foster reconciliation, and promote the rights and well-being of Indigenous communities across the country.
Indigenous Peoples Day traces its roots back to the early 1980s when Indigenous organizations and leaders established National Indigenous Solidarity Day. They wanted to raise awareness about the history, culture, and struggles of Indigenous peoples.
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
21 March 2023
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
CHF BC is dedicated to the principles of anti-racism and an end to racial discrimination. While much progress has been made, Indigenous peoples, and racialized and religious minority communities—including in housing co-ops—continue to face racism and discrimination every day.
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.
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
Over the summer, we will be screening two documentaries: "Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger" and "Someone Like Me." Read on to discover what the films are about.
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