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Co-operatives and Community Development at BCIT

On tonight’s show we hosted the entire class from BCIT’s post-secondary course Co-operatives and Community Development at Vancouver Co-op Radio. The course is part of BCIT’s Advanced Sustainable Business Leadership Program and we learned all about this program from the students, found out about what is driving them to study sustainability, and how co-ops can provide a unique role in sustainable businesses.

By | November 29th, 2016|Show|0 Comments

CWCF 2016 Conference Report (part 2) – Co-op Interviews

We're pleased to bring you a series of interviews from the 25th Anniversary AGM of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation. Each For All producers Josh Peterman and I attended the conference and asked three questions: - Who are you? - What is your co-op? - What advice would you have for someone wanting to start a co-op like yours?

By | November 22nd, 2016|Show|0 Comments

CWCF 2016 Conference Report (part 1) + Health Sector Check-In

This year our co-op joined the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation and attended the 25th Anniversary AGM. It was an immense amount of fun and so interesting to meet people from across the country who are following their passions.

By | November 15th, 2016|Show|0 Comments

Co-op Check-Ins w/ Patrice Pratt, Thom Armstrong and Ross Gentlemen

On tonight’s show our panel is:Patrice Pratt, Manager Director (and President) of the British Columbia Co-operative AssociationThom Armstrong, Executive Director, CHFBCShares the latest news on co-op housing developments and on the challenges facing our local [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Show|0 Comments

Coco Cafe – Where Community Works

Music intro - Bruce Cockburn "Going to the Country"IntroThis summer I went kayaking out of a community called Cedar just south of Nanaimo. The paddling was amazing with beautiful sandstone cliffs and huge arbutus trees in full bloom – but there was something else very special about Cedar that I didn't know about at the time [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Show|0 Comments

Urbane Cyclist

During Spring Break 2016 I went to visit family in Toronto and do my first interview for Each for All. That's Reba Plummer, co-executive director of the Urbane Cyclist worker-coop which began in 1997. She's [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Show|0 Comments

BC Libraries Co-op

I really enjoyed working on this show because I love libraries and am a teacher-librarian at an elementary school in the Lower Mainland.

By | June 28th, 2016|Show|0 Comments

Co-ops Welcome Refugees!

"This is a national project of historic proportions that demands the support of not only government, but community organizations, private enterprises and individual Canadians"-- Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators, who've recently committed $250, 000 to help new refugees.Full Details On Cooperatives And Mutuals Canada Want to get involved or support welcoming refugees? Contact [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Coop & Health Sector Check-In

Introduction On tonights show we have:Co-op sector check-inKevin Harding, Director, Co-op Development, BCCAhttp://bcca.coop/Health Sector Check-InVanessa Hammond, Chair, Health Care Co-operatives Federation of Canadahttp://healthcoopscanada.coop/Topics include:Kevin segmentWhat’s new in the BC Co-op SectorPlans for the FallNew Co-ops starting in BCPost Election Topics: All-Party Co-operative Caucus meetingsElection Issues related to co-ops:Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF)You Hold The Key Campaign [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|Show|0 Comments

Marty Frost, Devco

IntroductionOn tonights show we have:Marty FrostCo-operative Developer with Devco. Board member at CCEC Credit Union, Aunt Leah’s Foundation, and the British Columbia Co-operative Association. http://www.devco.coop - Marty Frost, Nick Orton, Melanie ConnDevco provides technical assistance to groups who wish to form a cooperative - assistance with structure, incorporation, capitalisation, business planning, director development, membership development, [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|Show|0 Comments