Every Bowen Island Community Member
has access to a safe and healthy home.


BIRCH creates diverse housing options
for Bowen Island, contributing to a sustainable community with a resilient population.


• We are engaged, trustworthy and reliable.
• We act with integrity, respect and honesty.
• Our Work is innovative, professional and effective.
• With our stakeholders, we are transparent, inclusive and responsive.


  1. BIRCH will develop residential housing projects to be sold or rented at prices affordable to Bowen Island Community Members.
  2. BIRCH may work in cooperation with, municipalities, other levels of government, other not-for-profit entities, and private developers.
  3. BIRCH may develop and manage rentals, sales and resales of residential units.
  4. To support BIRCH’s non-market residential units, it may develop and manage other projects (commercial projects, market rental units, market sales unit, etc.)
  5. In managing rentals, sales and resales, priority will be given to Bowen Island Community Members.
  6. Covenants that run with the title will be registered on the title of each non-market ownership unit stipulating the means by which these units will be kept affordable in perpetuity.
  7. BIRCH may own real and personal property as required to fulfill its purposes.
  8. BIRCH has the ability to borrow funds for its purposes.


Revised: Sept 8, 2018