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Amherst Island Radio in Ontario

February 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

At Each For All we enjoy reaching out to other independent radio stations and sharing their stories.  So it was a natural for producer Joshua Peterman to spend some time with Eric Tremblay, President and Brand Manager of Amherst Island Radio in Stella, Ontario, just west of Kingston. "Born in [...]

Community Seniors Co-operative O’Leary, P.E.I.

February 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Seniors in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island are going to benefit from the efforts of their community to build a new state-of-the-art residence and run it as a co-operative. The 50-room facility, right in the heart of town, will give local seniors affordable housing, provide lots of programming for residents and [...]

Cape Breton Food Hub Co-operative & Food First Newfoundland

February 6th, 2021|0 Comments

For small, local farmers, gaining access to new markets can be the difference between mere subsistence and actually making a living growing food. And for consumers, having a safe, secure and local supply of fresh produce and other goods is vital, especially during this pandemic. Enter the Cape Breton Food [...]

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Andrea Harris (BCCA) & NorWest Co-op Community Health

February 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

Andrea Harris, the outgoing executive director of the BC Co-op Association, shares reflections on the co-op sector. And Corey Mohr, Community Development Coordinator, for NorWest Co-op Community Health shares their approach to community health during the pandemic.

B.C. Eco Seed Co-op/VALU Co-op

November 25th, 2020|0 Comments

In this episode of Each For All, we're excited to bring you features on two co-ops from BC: one rural, one urban. Both demonstrate how much can be done when people work together in co-operative ways to solve problems in their communities. The B.C. Eco Seed Co-op's mission is get [...]

SaveMEC Campaign Goes To Court/Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency w Seth Klein

September 29th, 2020|0 Comments

SaveMEC.ca! Each For All continues its search for answers as to how we can stop this from happening again. We begin with an update on the legal battles being waged by members with the support of the Canadian co-operative sector. As well, our producer Vesta interviews Seth Klein whose new book A GOOD WAR: MOBILIZING CANADA FOR THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY is getting plenty of attention.

MEC Members Bypassed in Sale of Assets to U.S. Firm

September 22nd, 2020|2 Comments

On Monday September 14, news broke that Mountain Equipment Co-op's board of directors had unanimously approved a deal to sell MEC's assets to a private U.S. firm.  MEC never asked its members (more than 5 million) to weigh in. What happened to Co-operative Principle #2 - Democratic Member Control? Listen in and find out.

Are the Kids Alright? K-12 Education and COVID-19

September 18th, 2020|0 Comments

In March, schools closed across Canada when COVID-19 took hold. Lessons moved online and parents pitched in when they could. All summer provincial premiers and public health officers promoted the importance of getting students back to school for their social and emotional well being, while keeping everyone safe. But parents [...]

Post-Secondary Education and COVID-19

September 11th, 2020|2 Comments

Students and staff in post-secondary programs had to adapt quickly once COVID-19 lockdowns began in March. Over the course of a weekend, in person classes went online, not always a smooth transition, and facilities and services were no longer available. Now, as the fall term begins, a "new normal" is [...]

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Co-ops in the time of COVID – w/ John Kay, Thom Armstrong & Ross Gentleman / special guest Adam Trott

August 4th, 2020|0 Comments

This is our monthly checkin for August 4th, 2020. Panel guests are John Kay, Thom Armstrong and Ross Gentleman. We continue our discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on co-operatives. Special guest Adam Trott is the recent winner of St. Mary's University - International Centre for Co-operative Management's essay competition #Co-ops4JustEconomy.

Oasis Active Aging in Place – A Preventive Alternative to Long-Term Care – Part 2

July 30th, 2020|3 Comments

In Part 1 of this series, we introduced Oasis Senior Supportive Living which promotes aging in place for seniors with activities to combat social isolation and foster good health. Oasis began in one apartment building in Kingston, Ontario 11 years ago. Members there have created a supportive community through social [...]

People’s Co-op Bookstore Celebrates 75th Anniversary, BC Agricultural Co-ops Adapt to “New Normal”

June 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Vancouver's People's Co-op Bookstore was created in 1945, just before the end of WWII. It has always served the community with books that are socially significant.  I spoke with Board Chair Laurel McBride about how the co-op got started, its evolution and where it goes from here. (Note: Since this [...]

How the Youth Excellence Society and Bridge City Bike Co-op Build Community in the Time of Covid-19

June 21st, 2020|0 Comments

The Youth Excellence Society (YES) has been providing leadership training to British Columbia's youth through the support of the province's co-operative and credit union sector for 45 years. This has continued through the COVID-19 pandemic with a series of "Care Package" podcasts offering support and humor to youth around BC. [...]

Co-operative Politics in the Time of COVID-19

May 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Co-operation is replacing hyper-partisanship as Canadian politicians respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Can this become the "new normal?" And how will co-operative federalism work to tackle the glaring gaps in long-term care and paid sick leave for workers who fear losing income so show up ill and spread the virus? [...]

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