Member Stories of Opening Doors – NEW

Workshop Intro:

Hear three different stories from co-ops that have introduced diversity and inclusion initiatives to their communities. Each co-op will share what they did and how it benefited their co-ops. They’ll also share their challenges and give you the opportunity to work through them. Come learn how to open doors at your co-op!

2:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Co-operative Housing Education Conference – Westin Wall Centre, Richmond.

For more details view the flyer here and to register visit the event listing.


Workshop moderator: Fiona Jackson, Member Engagement and Communications Director at CHF BC.

Workshop panelists:

  • Janet Klees – currently with Durham Family Resources and former Family Coordinator with Deohaeko Support Network speaking about Rougemount Housing Co-op and other neighbourhoods that create welcoming communities for adults with a disability in Ontario.
  • Tidal Flats Members – talking about Tidal Flats Housing Co-operative and their experience supporting Rainbow Refugees.   
  • Shari Laliberte, Chair of Kaslo Gardens’ Eco-Wellness Committee, Scott Clark, Executive Director of Aboriginal Life at the Vancouver Enhancement Society and Vice President of the North West Indigenous Council, Bobin Monga, an undergraduate in co-op economics and a documentary film maker and Bethany Sunday Short, an Indigenous youth leader with the Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE), and Aman Chandi a postgraduate student of urban studies and a documentary film maker talking about a CHF Canada diversity grant to support Indigenous reconciliation work at Kaslo Gardens Housing Co-operative and Indigenous reconciliation work with the wider co-op housing sector.

Workshop Date:

Workshop Location:
Westin Wall Centre, Richmond

Workshop Type:

Workshop Duration:
2 Hrs

Moderator: Fiona Jackson