My Mountain Co-op with Sarah Zimmerman

My Mountain Co-op (MMC) is Canada's first non-profit community service ski co-op. It's a non-profit community service co-operative with the purpose of providing recreational opportunities via the Shames Mountain Ski area while striving to enhance the health and quality of life of the communities in the region.

By | January 23rd, 2018|Show|0 Comments

Co-op Check-ins – Health & Worker Sectors

Tonight we speak with Vanessa Hammond on the building of the Health Care Co-op sector and with Chris Nichols, Operations Coordinator and Co-Founder Woodshop Workers Co-op, on the health of the Worker Co-op sector in BC and beyond. Listen in!

By | January 16th, 2018|Show|0 Comments

Co-op Check-ins – What’s in store for co-ops in 2018?

What’s in store for co-ops in Canada for 2018? Find out with John Kay (BCCA and Realize Strategies), Thom Armstrong (CHFBC) and Ross Gentleman (CCEC and

By | January 2nd, 2018|Show|0 Comments

BC Non-Profit Housing Association & Marpole Students for Modular Housing

Our topic to day is Affordable Housing. Producer Kevin Olenick brings a discussion on Federal, Provincial and Local Housing Strategies with Jill Atkey, Managing Director of the BC Non Profit Housing Association. Later in the show we meet, Helen Colliander and Naia Lee; students leading the Marpole Students for Modular Housing project. 

By | December 12th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

BCIT’s Co-operatives and Community Development

We hosted the entire class from BCIT’s post-secondary course Co-operatives and Community Development at Co-op Radio for a station orientation and a few for an interview.

By | November 14th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

Ryde Community Co-operative

The Ryde Community Co-operative in rural Ryde, Ontario - it's a beautiful region in the District of Muskoka, pastoral, rolling, dotted with farms, cottages and a history of people working together towards common goals.

By | October 10th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

Co-ops in Schools

One of the perennial challenges of the cooperative sector is youth engagement. How do you get young people interested in the cooperative movement because after all, it's the youth of today who will help carry the ball forward tomorrow. Last June we profiled the Youth Excellence Society or The YES and how it educates youth through year-round programming and an awesome summer camp!

By | October 10th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

Top Co-op Issues/The Youth Excellence Society

Darcy Overland, research manager at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan, discusses the results of a co-operative survey on the Top Co-op Issues. Then, we were joined by staff and young folk from The Youth Excellence Society or The YES, for a lively discussion of their leadership programs and summer camps on Lake Cowichan sponsored by credit unions across BC!

By | June 25th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

Affordable Housing Panel – BC Green, BC Liberal, BC NDP

This evening we hosted a candidate panel on affordable housing. We were hoping for a lively and creative discussion. We were not disappointed.

By | April 25th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

Realize Strategies Coop

In 1998, some folks in BC's social services sector sought a new way of doing things. So they formed a collective called The United Social Services Co-op. Now, with the name changed to Realize Strategies Coop a new team is collaborating with coops, non-profits and social enterprises to improve life in our communities.

By | March 29th, 2017|Show|0 Comments