Are you ready to run for CHF Canada's board? - February 8, 2017

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Are you ready to be a CHF Canada director?

CHF BC to endorse one BC candidate

CHF Canada delegates will elect three at-large directors at the national AGM to be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 7-10, 2017. Dianne Brubaker (Creekside Housing Co-op, North Vancouver) is running for re-election to one of the at-large seats, but CHF BC has always supported open elections by inviting more co-op members from BC to consider running for available positions.

The CHF BC board will once again encourage candidates to follow a process that will increase the chances that a BC candidate will be elected again this year.

We will invite all declared or interested candidates to attend the next CHF BC board meeting on March 6 at 6:00 p.m. in Vancouver. Following presentations from the candidates and questions from CHF BC directors, the board will meet in camera and decide which candidate to endorse. Candidates not receiving the board’s endorsement will be asked not to file nomination papers with CHF Canada by the March 31 deadline or to withdraw their nomination if they have already filed.

By following this process in the past, CHF BC has ensured that British Columbia is fully represented on the national board and that BC’s priorities and interests are always part of any national discussion.

CHF BC’s next board meeting will be held on March 6, 2017, in our Vancouver offices at 220 - 1651 Commercial Drive, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  All declared candidates for an at-large position on the CHF Canada board will be invited to attend.

If it isn’t convenient for you to attend in person on March 6, you are welcome to attend online or by telephone. Candidates are also asked to provide a short resume in advance of the March 6 board meeting that highlights the skills and experience relevant to the job of a CHF Canada director. Please email your resume to  

We look forward to welcoming candidates to the CHF BC board meeting on March 6, 2017.

We're living wage employers!

CHF BC and COHO Management Services Society (COHO) are proud to announce that they are now certified as Living Wage Employers

General Manager for COHO and CHF BC Michelle Iversen said, 

"We believe that this certification supports our mission to unite, represent and serve our members in a thriving co-operative community."

A Living Wage Employer is an organization that provides a “living wage rate” to its employees that reflects the "true costs of living in a community and that parents can earn what they need to support their families." 

As Living Wage Employers, we not only meet the requirements of providing a “living wage,” but we also strive to do business with other social enterprises wherever possible to help reduce poverty in our communities.

Learn more about the Living Wage for Employees Campaign.

Photo: Yuri Artibise (COHO president) and Thom Armstrong (CHF BC executive director)

Follow us on LinkedIn: #strongercommunities

CHF BC now has a company page on the popular social networking site, LinkedIn. Please follow us! You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 And for all our social media communications, just look for (and use) our new hashtag: #strongercommunities.


 Upcoming Events

Vancouver Island Council

February 15

Create a Member Orientation Package

February 18

CHF BC Scholarship Application deadline

March 3

Membership Terminations

March 9


Member Forum

March 20

Spring Education Conference

April 1

Vancouver Island Member Appreciation Evening

April 26

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