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BCCA announces new Executive Director! Andrea Harris will be joining the BCCA as it’s new Executive Director. Harris has a strong background in the co-op sector; she has worked as a co-op developer and academic, and she spent 15 years at Vancity in various senior leadership roles, including most recently as Director [...]
Feds Get Feedback on Coops The federal government has released What We Heard: Motion 100 consultations which contains the consultations and submissions made by co-operators and stakeholders from April – November 2018. The general consensus is that Canada has an innovative co-op sector with great potential for growth. But several [...]
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About five years ago, Federated Co-ops Limited, (FCL) a very large player in the co-operative sector in Western Canada, became concerned about the lack of co-op development in rural and Indigenous communities. So they asked The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatoon, to find out [...]
There are some surprising results in the 2019 Top Co-op Issues survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at The University of Saskatchewan. For the first time, a growing number of respondents are voicing concerns about the co-operative sector getting lost in the renewed interest around the [...]
On this episode of Each For All, we talk to Nathan Schneider, author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, about this new book. We go from talking about Nathan's own familial experience in owning a co-op, to the unrecognized role of leadership in [...]
What does a small town do when its single-screen movie house is about to close? Turn it into a dollar store? Say "that was then, this is now?" Stay home and watch Netflix? Have a listen as the folks in Campbellford, Ontario share an alternative scenario - one rooted in [...]
How do you ensure your workforce reflects your diverse membership? Then create a workplace culture that values differences, safety, collaboration and pays a living wage? Well, the Board of Directors at Vancity Savings Credit Union has made a commitment to diversity and inclusion, according to Chair Anita Braha. Listen to [...]
If 2019 is the year you want to explore the world of co-operatives in greater depth, Each For All can help you out. First, listen as Lisa Furfaro of the BC Co-op Association and Erin Hancock of Saint Mary's University share their co-operative journeys and recommendations for getting started. [...]
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!