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Co-operative News June 23, 2020

Brave Technology Co-op Releases BeSafe App Vancouver’s Brave Technology Co-op is releasing BeSafe, its remote supervision mobile app ahead of schedule so that people using drugs don’t have to do so alone. BeSafe is an overdose prevention tool that allows people to support each other. It’s also anonymous and free. [...]

Co-operative News June 9, 2020

Co-operation Virtual Institutes Begin June 15 The Association of Co-operative Educators (ACE) and Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) are partnering to offer Co-operation Virtual Institutes beginning June 15. The overall theme for Phase 1 (June 15-24) is how co-ops can be leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond in areas [...]

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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? [...]

Worker Co-op Recuperation and Revolution in Argentina

May 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Decades of research in the making, Dr. Marcelo Vieta's book, "Worker's Self-Management in Argentina: Contesting Neo-Liberalism by Occupying Companies, Creating Cooperatives, and Recuperating Autogestión" is a remarkable work of academic and political reporting.  Grounded in class struggle Marxism, the book delves into Argentina’s long tradition of working-class activism, the broader history of workers’ [...]

The Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op

April 27th, 2020|0 Comments

In 1996, members of Saskatoon's Riversdale neighbourhood created a community-based organization to help youth engage in creative economic activities based on the co-operative principles and environmentalism. Since then, the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op has evolved into a program that offers high school credits, skill development, leadership and empowerment. The philosophy [...]

Victoria Women In Need Co-operative (WIN)

February 15th, 2020|0 Comments

  Since 1991, the Victoria Women in Need Co-operative has been supporting women along their journey between crisis and wellness. WIN does this by collecting and reselling donated goods in their five shops in Victoria and Langford. The revenue from these sales, together with financial donations, fund five empowerment programs [...]

From the Archives: The Role of Co-ops in Sustainable Development

February 11th, 2020|0 Comments

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on the occasion of the 2016 International Day of Co-operatives, July 2nd 2016, said: “I urge Governments to create an enabling environment for cooperatives to thrive and grow. Let us harness the power of co-operatives to achieve the SDGs and create a world of dignity and opportunity for all."

Unifor and Federated Co-ops Limited Locked in Labour Dispute at Regina Refinery

January 30th, 2020|0 Comments

800 Federated Co-operatives Limited employees, members of labour union Unifor-594, have been locked out of their workplace in a Regina refinery since December 5, 2019. This dispute, starting from pension plan disagreements and escalating into a full protest in the last few weeks, has grabbed Canada-wide media attention, putting the word [...]

Squamish Fresh Co-op

December 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Squamish award-winning businesswoman and mom Kelly Ann Woods had a bee in her bonnet (so to speak). What could be done to increase the variety of fruits and vegetables in her town while keeping the costs down? She reached out to other Squamish Moms on Facebook and together they pooled [...]

The Rochdale Pioneers Museum

November 27th, 2019|0 Comments

On Saturday 21st of December 1844, the Rochdale Pioneers first opened their shop to the community, selling pure foods at affordable prices just before Christmas. In that same building is where the Rochdale Pioneers Museum is currently housed. It is located in Rochdale, England, and is often regarded as the [...]

From the Archives: BC Forestry Co-ops

November 14th, 2019|0 Comments

This is an episode of our From the Archives series, where shows that got lost in our private archives now get their chance to shine. Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  Situated in a tiny town near Nelson, BC, the Harrop-Procter Community Co-operative provides [...]

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From the Archives: Come As You Are Worker Co-operative

November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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.

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CASC Conference 2019: Small Business Succession and Co-op Conversions

October 30th, 2019|0 Comments

This episode features the newest research around the Conversion to Cooperatives project, which explores business succession planning and the potential for transition into co-operatives. It is a 3-year project supported by a SSHRC Partnership Development grant; Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is a key partner in the project, ensuring the [...]

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2015 Reflections: A Year in Review

October 10th, 2019|0 Comments

This is an episode of our From the Archives series, where shows that got lost in our private archives now get their chance to shine. Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  Tonight we take a moment to look back at 2015. Dale McGladdery, Danielle [...]

From the Archives: Association of Cooperative Educators

October 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

This is an episode of our From the Archives series, where shows that got lost in our private archives now get their chance to shine. Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) has been a leading figure in co-op [...]

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Growing Connections with U.S. Co-operators

October 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Are Canadian and U.S. co-operators putting Principle 6 - Co-operation Among Co-operatives, into action? We examined this growing connection and news from the co-op scene south of the border with Doug O'Brien, President and CEO of the National Co-operative Business Association. Joining Doug on our panel were Ross Gentleman, chief [...]

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