Government Relations

CHF BC speaks up for co-ops. Past successes include finding a solution to the leaky co-op crisis and fighting punitive mortgage prepayment penalties.

Ongoing projects include:

  • Ongoing lease negotiations for member housing co-ops.
  • Our You Hold the Key campaign
    Check out more information on our campaign to find a provincial solution to disappearing rent supplements with the end of federal co-op operating agreements.
  • Together with our Land Trusts we are also working to develop more housing co-ops and non-profit rental housing.

For more information, contact Darren Kitchen, government relations director at or 604-879-5111 ext. 144.

Help us to help you!

If you feel, as we do, that there is not enough affordable housing in BC, you can write to:


The Honourable John Horgan
Premier of British Columbia 
P.O. Box 9041, Stn Prov Govt 
Victoria, BC V8W 9E1 
Tel: 250.387.1715 

The Honourable Selina Robinson

Minister Responsible for Housing
PO Box 9049, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2
Tel: 250.387.6240

Find out the name and address of your member of the legislative assembly (MLA) or call Enquiry BC at 604-660-2421 or 1-800-663-7867 outside Greater Vancouver.


The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada 
Office of the Prime Minister 
80 Wellington Street, 
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2 
Tel: 613.995.0253 Fax:613.947.0310

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6
Tel: 613.992.8865
Fax: 613.995.2805

Find out the name and address of your federal Member of Parliament (MP), or call 1-800-463-6868.

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