Beyond the Balance Sheet

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10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Join this conversation with a panel of experts on key themes and findings on what you might be overlooking when managing your co-op’s financial resources.

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2 Hrs

Andrew Sitko (CHF BC), Nick Dolbilov (CHF BC), John Bathurst (Misty Ridge Housing Co-op), Sangeeta Subramanian (Nova Vita Housing Co-op), and Michelle Cooper Iversen (CHF BC)


Many housing co-operatives are over-reliant on keeping housing charges to a minimum, meeting the bare essentials of operating their housing co-operative. From vacancy loss to director education, from community building to retrofits to support our aging members, participants will be invited to rethink their co-ops’ finances with a goal of connecting the balance sheet to the mission, vision and values of the housing co-op.


Andrew Sitko, CHF BC, has been an active member of three housing co-ops over a 15 year period, and has served on finance committees and as the treasurer of the board. He has worked for a housing co-op management company since 1995, holding positions as Office Coordinator, Accounting Coordinator, and Training Coordinator in addition to his current position as Accounting Staff Supervisor. Andrew’s expertise is in financial management and corporate management of housing co-ops.

Nick Dolbilov, CHF BC. Nick has been on CHF BC’s Asset Management Program team since 2019, where he assists co-ops with planning and coordinating major capital renewals. Having attended countless co-op Board and membership discussions on long-term planning, Nick has experience with a broad diversity of these approaches.

John Bathurst,Misty Ridge Housing Co-op


Michelle Cooper-Iversen, CHF BC, is the Chief Operating Officer of the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC’s) Group of Social Purpose Entities. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the team with a focus on fostering a corporate culture that promotes accountability to the international cooperative principles, keeping ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others front and center in the group’s business operations and relationship with staff and community partners.