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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.

  10 February 2023   

Podcast: Saving a Housing Co-op

More than 30,000 people live in co-op housing in BC. Together, co-op members are creating homes and communities. Like other housing groups, co-op members face challenges, aging buildings and higher construction costs.

BC Housing talks with Thom Armstrong, CEO, Co-operative Housing Federation of BC and Tiffany Duzita, Executive Director, Community Land Trust. They discuss how partnerships, committed co-op members, and access to financing from partners like BC Housing and Vancity help co-ops thrive.

  14 December 2022   

2022 – A Year in Review

The 2022 Year in Review spotlights significant stories and exciting accomplishments of our team of exceptional directors and staff–and—of course—our members who were engaged with their federation more than ever.

  15 August 2022   

VIDEOS: Looking Back, Moving Forward

At our 2022 Spring Education Conference, we held two plenary sessions looking at the past, and future of the co-op housing sector in BC.

  27 July 2022   

It’s our 40th Birthday!

On this day (July 27th) in 1982, the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC) was launched.

  21 March 2022   

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21

CHF BC is dedicated to the principles of anti-racism and and end to racial discrimination.

We understand that while progress has been made, Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities in Canada continue to face racism and discrimination every day.

  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.

  25 January 2022   

Let’s Talk Housing Podcast: Episode 1 Creating Affordable Housing

The team at BC Housing have created a podcast. The first episode features our CEO, Thom Armstrong and there other guests representing community housing organizations in BC.

  9 December 2021   

Burnaby’s bold new strategy to tackle housing and homelessness

Earlier this week, Burnaby City Council took an ambitious step in approving an ambitious 10-year housing strategy that addresses everything from housing affordability and housing stock to those without homes altogether.

  7 October 2021   

Atautsikut Review:Co-ops can be a model for community and economic development

Earlier this week, CHF BC hosted a screening of the film Atautsikut (Leaving None Behind), an incredibly inspiring story of the birth and evolution of the Federation of Co-operatives of Northern Quebec (FCNQ), told by co-op and community members through the lens of writer/director John Houston.

  27 September 2021   

September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This year on September 30 CHF BC and its group of social purpose enterprises will observe, learn, and act.

  29 July 2019   

Housing Advocates Welcome Report from Burnaby Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing

The Co-op Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) and BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) applaud the Burnaby Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing for its vision of Burnaby as a community with affordable housing for all citizens.

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