Co-operative Housing Land Trusts in British Columbia

These Land Trusts share a common mission: to support co-operative and non-profit housing and the low- and moderate income households they serve.

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Co-operative Housing: More than a Home [Video]

Canada’s 2,200 housing co-ops provide secure, self-determined, community-oriented affordable housing to a quarter of a million people with wide ranging incomes and backgrounds. This short documentary visits five housing co-ops across Canada, interviewing members and managers about how co-op housing transforms neighbourhoods and improves people’s lives.

More than a home

Look for clip of the First Avenue Athlete’s Village Housing Co-operative (where I live) at 0:19, 0:33, 1:18, 2:08, 5:17, and 5:38.

This video was produced by Novel Pictures for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada to commemorate the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives (IYC). It was selected as one of seven winners of the United Nations IYC Short Film Contest.

Housing Co-ops Build Community

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a housing co-op? This short video gives you a taste of co-op life as seen through the eyes of co-op members and show you how housing co-ops build community. You’ll also see how a membership association like the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC builds the community of housing co-ops in British Columbia.

The video was produced by Novel Pictures. Thanks to Vancity for its generous support and to our members for building communities we can all be proud of.