Tying together 2020 Compass and 2020 Vision at the September Member Forum

  10 September 2013

Lower Mainland co-op members packed the conference room at the Vancouver offices of CHF BC and CHF Canada for the joint Member Forum on Monday, September 9. After a quick review of the latest news from the federations they heard what they’d come for: CHF Canada’s Diana Devlin presenting Beyond the 2020 Compass: What’s next? Diana gave members a summary of the 2020 Vision program. (Members can download a copy of her presentation slides here). In between breaks for snacks and refreshments, she covered 2020 Vision fundamentals and the role of the Compass service in developing a co-op’s mission statement and vision for the future. Whether co-ops have completed the 2020 Compass or not, considering a co-op’s place in the world is only one step towards becoming a 2020 Co-op. The four other steps of the 2020 Vision program include establishing good governance and principled leadership, sound management, a long-term plan and a commitment to environmental sustainability. A 2020 Co-op will be better able to meet the challenges of the future, whether that means life after the end of its operating agreement, or simply managing the demands of aging buildings. CHF Canada and CHF BC can provide tools, resources and facilitation to help co-ops complete the program. Members are encouraged to check out the 2020 Vision website and get in touch with one of the federations to learn more and complete or simply start the process.  For CHF BC, contact Michael Rodgers at mrodgers@chf.bc.ca or call 604-879-5111 (1-866-879-5111) ext. 153; or for CHF Canada, contact Diana Devlin at ddevlin@chfcanada.coop or Member Forums are free for all CHF BC and CHF Canada members. This Member Forum was sponsored by CHF BC’s group buying partner, RONA, and food was catered by Potluck Cafe. This was the last Member Forum for this year. The next Member Forum is scheduled for February 2014.