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Co-operatives First: Celebrating Milestones and Future Directions

April 30th, 2024|0 Comments

Audra Kruger, Executive Director In this episode of Each For All: The Co-operative Connection, host Robin Puga dives deep into the world of co-operative development with two inspiring leaders from Co-operatives First. We are happy to welcome Audra Krueger, Executive Director, and Kyle White, Director of Education, who [...]

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Unleashing Renewable Energy and Tackling Food Waste: Earth Day episode 2024

April 22nd, 2024|0 Comments

In honour of Earth Day, 2024, hosts Robin Puga and Sandy Goldman explored two critical aspects of the social economy: renewable energy cooperatives and food waste reduction. Our guests, Dr. Martin Boucher and Carla Pellegrini, provided in-depth knowledge and passionate discourse on these topics. Dr. Martin Boucher, President of [...]

Home Care Workers Co-op/Community Seniors Co-op

March 31st, 2024|0 Comments

Is there a co-operative solution to seniors aging in place with dignity? And receiving support from staff who are recognized as vital partners deserving of respect and agency? You better believe there is! We first reported on this trend several years ago during the COVID 19 pandemic. Danielle Turpin was [...]

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Empowering Communities on Two Wheels – La Bikery Co-op

March 5th, 2024|0 Comments

In the heart of Moncton, New Brunswick, lies an extraordinary story of community empowerment, sustainable living, and the transformative power of cycling. La Bikery Co-operative, a hub of social economy and cooperative values, has been making impact in making cycling accessible and enjoyable for everyone. I had the pleasure of [...]

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The New Era for Affordable Housing w/ Thom Armstrong

February 20th, 2024|0 Comments

Thom Armstrong, CEO, CHFBC in studio at Vancouver Co-op Radio We had the privilege of hosting Thom Armstrong, CEO of the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHFBC), in studio at Vancouver Co-op Radio. Thom shared insights into the transformative developments and ambitious projects underway in the co-operative housing [...]

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Battle River Railway Co-op: a Journey to Local Empowerment

January 30th, 2024|0 Comments

Matthew Enright, GM In this episode of Each For All: The Co-operative Connection, host Robin Puga sits down with Matthew Enright, the General Manager of the Battle River Railway Co-operative (BRR). BRR is based out of Forestburg, Alberta about 300 km northeast of Calgary.  This unique co-operative is [...]

ANAK Publishing Worker Co-op

January 29th, 2024|0 Comments

ANAK Publishing Worker Cooperative Ltd. is based in Winnipeg and is the 2023 recipient of The Co-operative Achievement Award by the Manitoba Cooperative Association. (MCA).  ANAK's vision and accomplishments to date are best captured by MCA. "ANAK Publishing produces thought provoking Filipino-Canadian content; bringing together authors, educators, students and readers [...]

Manitoba Cooperative Association

January 29th, 2024|0 Comments

The Manitoba Cooperative Association (MCA) views cooperatives as leaders in building a strong economy and a healthy, socially vibrant province. MCA's mission is "to enhance and support the development of a united, growing and influential cooperative community in Manitoba." From the days of the wheat pools to the Indigenous fisheries [...]

Niagara Nutrition Partners

November 15th, 2023|0 Comments

From its mission statement: "Niagara Nutrition Partners (NNP) is committed to supporting sustainable nutrition programs for all school age children in the Niagara Region through the involvement and participation of all community partners in order to maximize healthy child/youth development." NNP has been co-ordinating school and community-based food programs since [...]

Feeding Local Communities with the help of FirstOntario Credit Union

November 15th, 2023|0 Comments

The person delivering farm fresh apples to a local school is just one of many the Blue Wave Volunteers organized by FirstOntario Credit Union. This financial co-operative, serving communities in the Hamilton/Niagara region, has made a long-standing commitment to ensuring children and youth have healthy breakfasts and snacks to carry [...]

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The Make House: Stitching a Co-operative Future in Victoria, BC

July 11th, 2023|0 Comments

In the heart of Victoria, British Columbia, a remarkable transformation story has been threaded by The Make House. What started as a 10-year-old sole proprietorship blossomed into a worker co-operative in December 2022. Host Robin Puga had an enlightening conversation with Tanya King, Studio Manager and Board Vice-President, unraveling the [...]

Muskoka North Good Food Co-op

July 6th, 2023|0 Comments

"Good Food & Community" is what the Muskoka North Good Food Co-op is all about. This multi-stakeholder co-op is located in Huntsville, Ontario and boasts more than 1,700 proud member-owners with more people joining every day. It's a one-stop shop for fresh, local and healthy fare, supporting farmers and producers [...]

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Gulf Islands Food Co-op

May 29th, 2023|0 Comments

The Gulf Islands Food Co-op was created in 2018 to foster inter-island co-operation and develop new resources and practical supports for food producers and consumers on Galiano, Mayne, Pender and Saturna islands. (the Southern Gulf Islands SGI) The co-op's main goals are to help sustainably increase island food production, food [...]

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Kincardine Ladies Fitness Co-op

May 8th, 2023|0 Comments

What do you do when you live in a small town, rely on a particular fitness facility for its "women-only" exercise program, the place keeps changing hands, and the final owner realizes she can't make a go of it and closes everything down? Well, if you are woman from Kincardine, [...]

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Allied Community and Co-operative Shared Services (ACCESS)

January 10th, 2023|0 Comments

Robin, Corinne and Danielle during the Each For All interview Allied Community and Co-operative Shared Services (ACCESS) is "a shared service nonprofit co-operative specifically formed to provide professional administrative back-office support for social purpose organizations". The newly started nonprofit co-operative provides professional administrative back-office support for social purpose [...]

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Each For All 2022 Year End Retrospective

January 3rd, 2023|0 Comments

The Each For All team sat down for our annual retrospective on the past year. It was another full year over current events coverage through a co-operative lens.  Summer festivities with the 2022 Each For All team (Robin, Joshua, Dale, Sandy and Blue) Listen in for some of [...]

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CWCF 2022 – Worker Co-op Ignite Presentations

November 29th, 2022|0 Comments

The Canadian Worker Co-op Federation annual conference was held in Vancouver, BC. This year’s theme was Collective Power. In this podcast we bring you recordings of the Ignite Presentations from a few of the worker co-operative participants of the conference.  Chris Nichols from Wood Shop Workers' Co-op receiving acknowledgement [...]

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CWCF Keynote Forum – What does the Solidarity Economy offer equity seeking communities?

November 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

Why is the Solidarity Economy important to BIPOC communities? What does the Solidarity Economy have to offer BIPOC communities & other equity-seeking communities? This was the question posed as part of the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation's keynote forum at the annual conference.  This was recorded Thursday, November 17, 2022. [...]

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BC is set to Make Housing Central in municipal election

October 11th, 2022|0 Comments

Thom Armstrong, CEO of CFHBC Thom Armstrong, CEO of the Co-op Housing Federation of BC, speaks on the number 1 issue on voter’s minds as they step into the ballot boxes for the municipal elections - Affordable Housing.  One way to temper our speculative housing market is to [...]

African Heritage Food Co-op

August 9th, 2022|0 Comments

The African Heritage Food Co-op (AHFC)  was formed so that Black communities in Western New York State, including Niagara Falls and Buffalo, can take ownership of their food system, create jobs and use resources to improve the health and well-being of residents. For too long, the economic and political structures [...]

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BC Co-ops receive $2 million provincial investment

August 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

On July 26, 2022, the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction put out a press release announcing an unprecedented investment in the BC Co-op sector. It outlines how a $2 million dollar investment from the province was matched by others in the co-op sector. The funds will go to [...]

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