Our agreement with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) ends in the year 2020.  That may seem a long way off right now, but we have a lot of work to do if we want our co-op to survive as a viable business and a healthy community.

How can we make sure that Pacific Heights continues to offer safe, secure, affordable housing for future generations of co-op members?  We have some important choices to make over the coming months and years, and it’s time to start laying the foundation for the decisions that have to be made.

We are in the midst of the 2020 Compass process. Pat McClain, a facilitator with the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) helped us through the 2020 Compass process, where we developed Mission, Value and Vision statements.

Next steps: The draft Action Plan will be reviewed by the new Board, and they will decide which of the remaining three standards of the five-standard 2020 Vision process we will tackle: good governance and principled leadership; sound management; or a long-term plan. We are well on our way towards the latter.

PHHC’s 2020 Process

  • Our Mission, Values & Vision statements
  • Draft Action Plan
  • PHHC list of 2020 Compass meetings
  • PHHC flip charts from Member Meeting #1 (April 28, 2012)
  • PHHC PowerPoint Slides from Board Meeting #2 (May 9, 2012)
  • PHHC PowerPoint Slides from Member Meeting #2 (May 31, 2012)
  • List of values (& dot-votes) from Member Meeting #2

2020 Compass

  • General summary of 2020 Compass process, by CHF-Canada
  • General Flowchart of 2020 Compass meetings
  • CHF-Canada 2020 Compass page
  • CHF-BC 2020 Compass page

2020 Vision

  • CHF-Canada 2020 Vision website
  • Standards to complete for 2020 Vision certification:
    • a mission statement and a vision for our future (done, approved November 28, 2012)
    • good governance and principled leadership
    • sound management
    • a long-term plan
    • a commitment to environmental sustainability (done, we have an active Green Committee)



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