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Is any federal political party proposing a concrete plan with timelines and resources to move away from colonial-based relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Metis leading to empowerment and self-determination? Or implementing all the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered [...]
We spoke with Dan Brunette, Director of Advocacy and Partnerships with Co-ops and Mutuals Canada about CMC's work to raise awareness of the co-operative model with the federal government. He offered several ideas that can be used by anyone who would like to leverage the current election period as means [...]
The challenges of being a refugee or immigrant are eased by members of the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative (MCHB) in Edmonton. What began as project bridging the gap between Chinese families and the health care system, has grown into a worker co-op comprised of more than 100 cultural brokers serving [...]
Co-operators in Saskatchewan have been running programs for youth to encourage their involvement in community and co-operative organizations since 1928. Activities have changed over the years but the focus continues to be on personal development, leadership, respect, co-operation, equality, interdependence and building strong relationships. All while having fun and with [...]
JustUs! is Canada's first fair trade and organic coffee roaster founded in 1995. Its work has always been focused on social and environmental justice using coffee as a vehicle for change. Organic agriculture, as practiced by small producer farm co-ops in the Global South, is vital to the well-being and [...]
This past year saw co-operatives rally to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit unions stepped up to waive fees and implement new services while food co-ops ensured their shelves were stocked with fresh, local fare. Co-ops showed how their democratic structure and putting people before profit makes a [...]
The team at Each for All stands in solidarity with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc peoples. We respectfully mourn & join the calls for honouring the 215 Indigenous children through meaningful action & implementation of the Truth And Reconciliation Commission recommendations. We broadcast from unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, [...]
In British Columbia and across the country, affordable housing remains out-of-reach for many as there is not enough stock being built and older purpose-built rentals are being torn down or converted to pricey condos. Homelessness is increasing with people sheltering in parks, vehicles and on the streets. Even co-op housing [...]
The Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick (CECNB) helps strengthen local economies and build sustainable communities through co-operative and social enterprise development. It provides many services including training, routes to necessary capital and connections to partners across the country. CECNB is always looking ahead with youth engagement programs and business [...]
The Matawa Health Co-operative (MHC) was created in 2017 to enhance existing services provided by the federal and provincial governments to the nine Matawa First Nations in northern Ontario. This community-driven co-op supports Matawa members, both on reserve and in Thunder Bay. After numerous engagement sessions, members identified three main [...]
The Saskatoon Community Clinic is a health care co-operative that began in 1962 and played a pivotal role in the establishment of medicare in Canada. All of its work is community-driven, delivered by interdisciplinary teams and based on core values including collaboration, accountability, engagement, equity and being people-centered. Member input [...]
Youth engagement is vital to keeping the co-operative sector healthy and growing for years to come. Early leaders in the movement recognized this long ago and formed co-op camps for young people to introduce co-operative values and leadership opportunities. Such camps and year-round programs continue today, usually sponsored by credit [...]
Living on the largest freshwater island in the world, it's challenging to access shopping, school, work and community services without owning a car. Enter United Manitoulin Islands Transit (UMIT), a multi-stakeholder co-operative whose goal is to bring low-cost public transit to islanders and with that, revitalize the local economy. [...]
"Way cheaper than owning a car!" That's the motto of the Peg City Car Co-op in Winnipeg. This co-op began with three cars in June 2011 and now, on the cusp of its 10-year anniversary, has a fleet 60 vehicles, in 11 neighbourhoods and more than 2,000 members. Peg City [...]
A brewery, a bakery and a worker co-op are collaborating to reduce food waste in Montreal. Boomerang Co-op takes the spent grain from the brewery, which is usually trucked off to landfill or farms, and instead dries it and mills it into flour for use by the bakery. The flour [...]
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 [...]
One of the hardest aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been staying apart to stay safe. Seniors have borne the brunt of this "new normal" whether in care homes or living on their own as many have already lost loved ones and peers at this stage of their lives. That's [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Monashee Community Co-operative is a grocery store located in Lumby, B.C. It began in 2013 when some local residents collaborated to organize bulk buying of organic foods at a lower price than nearby Vernon. Since then, it's grown to become a vital hub for folks to purchase local, safe, [...]
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.
In this episode, we speak with Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley and BC Green Party Leader.
Listen in as our honourable member of parliament for East Vancouver, Jenny Kwan, and guest Thom Armstrong discuss the challenges facing housing co-operatives in these extraordinary times. As well, our regular checkins bring you news from the co-op sector.