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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.
In this episode of Each For All, we're excited to bring you features on two co-ops from BC: one rural, one urban. Both demonstrate how much can be done when people work together in co-operative ways to solve problems in their communities. The B.C. Eco Seed Co-op's mission is get [...]
Each For All covers the verdict on MEC's sale with Kevin Harding from the SaveMEC campaign. Later, our co-operative sector checkins discuss what's important to co-operatives in a BC election during a pandemic.
SaveMEC.ca! Each For All continues its search for answers as to how we can stop this from happening again. We begin with an update on the legal battles being waged by members with the support of the Canadian co-operative sector. As well, our producer Vesta interviews Seth Klein whose new book A GOOD WAR: MOBILIZING CANADA FOR THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY is getting plenty of attention.
On Monday September 14, news broke that Mountain Equipment Co-op's board of directors had unanimously approved a deal to sell MEC's assets to a private U.S. firm. MEC never asked its members (more than 5 million) to weigh in. What happened to Co-operative Principle #2 - Democratic Member Control? Listen in and find out.
In March, schools closed across Canada when COVID-19 took hold. Lessons moved online and parents pitched in when they could. All summer provincial premiers and public health officers promoted the importance of getting students back to school for their social and emotional well being, while keeping everyone safe. But parents [...]
Students and staff in post-secondary programs had to adapt quickly once COVID-19 lockdowns began in March. Over the course of a weekend, in person classes went online, not always a smooth transition, and facilities and services were no longer available. Now, as the fall term begins, a "new normal" is [...]
Co-ops in the time of COVID – w/ John Kay, Thom Armstrong & Ross Gentleman / special guest Adam Trott
This is our monthly checkin for August 4th, 2020. Panel guests are John Kay, Thom Armstrong and Ross Gentleman. We continue our discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on co-operatives. Special guest Adam Trott is the recent winner of St. Mary's University - International Centre for Co-operative Management's essay competition #Co-ops4JustEconomy.
In Part 1 of this series, we introduced Oasis Senior Supportive Living which promotes aging in place for seniors with activities to combat social isolation and foster good health. Oasis began in one apartment building in Kingston, Ontario 11 years ago. Members there have created a supportive community through social [...]
Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver is going co-op!?! Artistic Director Kim Selody explains how the co-op is a way to move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and opens up opportunities for artists to collaborate and connect. Also, our Worker Co-op Sector Checkin with Chris Nichols of Woodshop Workers Co-op.