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ZooShare (North America’s 1st Zoo-Biogas Plant)

ZooShare, a unique project that will soon be helping convert animal manure, or poo, from the Toronto Zoo and food waste from grocery stores into fertilizer and renewable power for the Ontario grid. We spoke with Daniel Bida, the executive director of ZooShare, to get the full poop, pun intended, on the project.

By | April 22nd, 2018|Show|0 Comments

Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-operative (VREC)

Renewable energy projects have been going on here in Vancouver for a number of years, thanks to the Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-operative, VREC. Vancouver Renewable Energy sells, installs and provides consulting services for renewable energy systems.

By | April 22nd, 2018|Show|0 Comments

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 CuFutures.ca).

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