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Coast Capital becomes B.C.’s first federal credit union Coast Capital Savings has been given approval by the federal Minister of Finance to become a federal credit union, effective November 1, 2018. The approval follows an extensive review, which assessed Coast Capital’s ability and readiness to meet the standards of a [...]
Community Land Trust and City of Vancouver break ground on 140 units of co-op housing Last week, Thom Armstrong of the Community Land Trust and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson announced the groundbreaking for 140 new units of affordable co-op housing through the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency. The new homes will [...]
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Each For All was sponsored to attend this year's Co-operative Congress held in Victoria June 19-21, 2018. Today we'll bring you some of the sounds and stories from the conference, including coverage of the five young co-operators who could attend as a result of the Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund.
Paper Sessions: CASC 2018 – CASC Preview, Trends in Credit Union Mergers, & The Case of Prairie Dog Magazine
This show is our first in depth look at the 2018 CASC Conference that took place at the University of Regina from May 30th to June 1st, 2018.
In this show Each For All host Dale McGladdery discusses Fair Trade co-ops with Professor Darryl Reed of York University, and the impact of Walmart on farmer co-ops in Nicaragua with Dr. Sara Elder, Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow.
The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) fifth annual Co-operative Congress is taking place in Victoria, British Columbia, June 19–21, 2018. Host Sandy Goldman gets an overview of the Co-Op Congress from Paul Cabaj, the CMC Manager of Co-operative Development and Strategic Partnerships.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
This evening we hosted a candidate panel on affordable housing. We were hoping for a lively and creative discussion. We were not disappointed.
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.
Each For All host Dale McGladdery explores the world of Platform Cooperativism with Nathan Schneider, one of the organizers on the first conference on Platform Co-ops, and Stephanie Guico, a freelancer and board member of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada.
Each For All host Robin Puga gets the latest Agriculture, Worker, and Health sector news with guests Heather Pritchard, Foodland Trust Developer, FarmFolk CityFolk; Chris Nichols, Operations Coordinator and Co-Founder, Wood Shop Worker Co-op; and Vanessa Hammond, Chair, Health Co-ops Canada.
Josh speaks with Jack Lamon of Come As You Are. Come As You Are is Canada’s only worker co-operative sex-toy shop. Based in Toronto their online sales serve all of Canada. Topics include the development of sexual attitudes over the past 20 years, philosophies behind sexual health, the economic transition happening on Queen Street, and the decision to switch from brick and mortar to digital storefront.
Each For All: The Cooperative Connection is a recipient of the CCEC Credit Union 2017 Roger Inman Memorial Award!