Brightside Community Homes Foundation
#300 – 905 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
V6C 1L6

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Mapping Brightside’s Properties on Indigenous Land

Mapping Brightside’s Properties on Indigenous Land Contextualizing the Cultural and Historical Significance of the Stolen Land on which We Provide Homes Brightside Community Homes Foundation made a commitment to reconciliation in recognition of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 report and the resulting 94 calls to action. Brightside is committed to building long-term mutually beneficial […]

Rental Protection Fund Success: Brightside Community Expands into Burnaby

On March 1, 2024, Brightside Community Homes Foundation became the new owners of Casa Mia Apartments in Burnaby. The purchase of this purpose-built rental building with 56 affordable rental homes in the Edmonds Town Centre neighbourhood of Burnaby was made possible by the new Rental Protection Fund, funded by the provincial government and designed to […]

Brightside’s Net Zero Strategy

Targeting Net Zero by 2035   Brightside is excited to share our Net Zero Strategy, which outlines our goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the year 2035. Pollution from buildings, which is caused primarily by burning natural gas for space heating, hot water and cooking, represents about 10% of BC’s total […]

Resident Relocation Best Practices: Six Well-being Elements to Consider

Resident Relocation Best Practices: Six Well-being Elements to Consider June 15, 2023  |  Authored for Brightside by Happy Cities   Much of the rental and low-income housing stock in Metro Vancouver is aging and requires significant upgrades or even redevelopment. Many of these buildings can no longer meet the health and well-being needs of their […]

2019-2022 Impact Report

Brightside is pleased to share our cumulative 2019-2022 Impact Report. The past four years have been eventful and Brightside has achieved many important milestones, despite the pandemic. We have four redevelopment projects in the works that will see nearly 500 newly constructed affordable rental homes once complete. Our resident-centric approach has new focus with the […]

Putting Decolonization Principles Into Action

Small shift in bylaws can make a big difference, and put unceded land back into Indigenous hands William Azaroff, CEO, Brightside Community Homes Foundation and vice-chair, BCNPHA Board of Directors (Originally published in the Spring/Summer 2022 edition of the BCNPHA’s InfoLINK publication) Many organizations in the community housing space have begun or continue the important […]

Brightside Community Chooses Names for New Buildings

The Brightside community has voted on new names for three of Brightside’s building sites as part of our community engagement process. All of Brightside’s residents, staff and Board, and select stakeholders had the opportunity to first provide thoughts and suggestions on possible names for the new buildings. The names were then shortlisted and put to […]

In Loving Memory of Mira Tufekcic, 1957-2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mira Tufekcic. She succumbed to a short battle with cancer. Mira was a beloved colleague and treasured member of the Brightside team. Her dedication, spirit, and glowing smile brought joy to those around her. She will be dearly missed and remembered fondly.

8725 French Street Approved!

June 16, 2021 Brightside’s proposal for 8725 French Street in Marpole was approved unanimously by Vancouver City Council on June 15, 2021, with a single abstention. 8725 French Street is Brightside’s fourth rezoning application appearing before Council in less than 12 months. This reflects what will be a combined 485 secured rental homes (282 net new […]

Brightside COVID-19 Brief #17

Brightside COVID-19 Brief #17 June 11, 2021   Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix had an exciting announcement on May 25th regarding British Columbia’s Provincial Restart Plan. In step with increasing vaccination rates and decreasing COVID-19 case counts throughout the province, we can all look forward to cautious relaxation of provincial health regulations, […]


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