Lots of highlights at Semi-Annual General Meeting - May 20, 2017

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Lots of highlights for delegates at Semi-Annual General Meeting

CHF BC members enjoyed a sunny Sunday afternoon together on May 7 at our Semi-Annual General Meeting in the Westin Wall Centre in Richmond.

After a delicious lunch, we awarded the sixth annual CHF BC scholarships. Our 2017 winners are Laura Fletcher of Access Housing Co-op and Celina Calogero of Kinross Creek Housing Co-op. Find out more about our scholarship program.

A report from the CHF BC board included updates on:

Watch for more educational opportunities on our new website, due to launch in the summer.

With two days left in the provincial election campaign, members held an engaging pre-election “rally” where they tackled the challenge of how to “make housing central” after election day.

The meeting ended with unanimous approval of the Federation’s budget and dues schedule for the coming year. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our 2017 Annual General Meeting on November 19th. Keep that date in your calendars and we’ll send you more information in the months ahead.

Get a summary of the meeting highlights on Storify.

See more photos from the meeting on Facebook.

CHF BC asks CHF Canada’s members to support new co-op development

Are you or another member of your co-op attending CHF Canada’s AGM in Niagara Falls this June? CHF BC is sponsoring a resolution at the meeting and we are looking for your support to make sure it succeeds.

Our resolution proposes that CHF Canada commit at least $1 million to support the development of new housing co-ops and the growth of the co-op housing movement in Canada.

We believe that there are unprecedented opportunities to spark the development of new co-op homes across the country. Some of those opportunities are being realized right here in B.C., and we want to see that success spread across Canada.

In the past, we have waited for someone else (usually government) to put up the money needed to expand our movement. It’s still important that government come to the table in a meaningful way, but we should also be prepared to invest our own resources to expand the opportunities for Canadians to live in co-op homes.

See the full text of our resolution here.

You can also get caught up on what CHF BC is doing to support the development of new co-ops by watching this video.

We hope you will join us in supporting the resolution and encouraging others to do the same.

For more information, contact us at members@chf.bc.ca.

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