CHF BC Scholarship 2018 - application online now! - January 25, 2018

The application deadline is March 5, 2018

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CHF BC Scholarship application deadline is March 5

CHF BC is now accepting applications for the seventh year of our successful scholarship program. The CHF BC Scholarship Fund supports the educational goals of co-op members, particularly young co-op members who are already making a contribution to their communities.

Are you a member of a co-op and have educational goals? Do you know a young co-op member who demonstrates community leadership? Spread the word: the 2018 CHF BC Scholarship Fund application is online now.

Application deadline is March 5, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions about the scholarship, please get in touch with Kerry Panter or 1-877-384-9444 or 250-384-9444.

Scheduled Workshop Series launched for 2018

We  kicked off this year's Scheduled Workshop series with the popular Membership Terminations workshop on January 18 at our Vancouver office. Scheduled workshops offer another way for co-ops and their members to get the education they need. Most of the workshops in the series are held in Vancouver, but we also offer several workshops via webinar and this year we're holding a Co-op Housing Basics workshop in Victoria on March 3.

Check out the whole series and register now. If your co-op has six or more registrations within the calendar year, we'll apply a 10% discount. We'll also provide that discount for co-ops that need to travel more than 30 km to attend a scheduled workshop in Vancouver.

Our next scheduled workshop is the webinar Understanding Dementia on February 1 and we're offering it at half-price thanks to our Co-op Connections for Independence project; all our webinars provide up to four separate webinar log-ins for one co-op registration.

If you have questions about the Scheduled Workshop series or any of our Education Program opportunities, please send an email to

And don't forget, we are currently accepting workshop proposals for our Spring Education Conference until January 31, 2018. If you have experience with adult learners and have something to offer the housing co-op sector we would love to hear from you - please consider submitting a proposal form here.

Vancity announces CHIP interest rate increase

Our popular Co-op Housing Interest Pool (CHIP) with Vancity has just seen an interest rate increase to 1.80%. CHF BC member co-ops earn interest on their operating accounts by using CHIP.

If you haven't signed up for the program yet and want to get started, send an email to our Commercial Services Director, Arnold Sang at

 Upcoming Events

Understanding Dementia - WEBINAR

February 1

Create a Member Orientation Package

February 10

Vancouver Island Council meeting

February 15

Co-op Housing Basics - VANCOUVER ISLAND

March 3

CHF BC Scholarship application deadline

March 5

Legal Duties of Directors - WEBINAR

March 8

Yikes, I'm the Treasurer!

April 5


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