Monthly Archives: November 2016


Co-operatives and Community Development at BCIT

On tonight’s show we hosted the entire class from BCIT’s post-secondary course Co-operatives and Community Development at Vancouver Co-op Radio. The course is part of BCIT’s Advanced Sustainable Business Leadership Program and we learned all about this program from the students, found out about what is driving them to study sustainability, and how co-ops can provide a unique role in sustainable businesses.

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Co-op News for November 29, 2016

News Liberal MP Tables Motion in Support of Co-ops Liberal MP Alexandra Mendès tabled a motion for promotion and support of Canada’s co-operative sector. Its designation is Motion M-100. Mrs. Mendès stated, “My motion calls on the Government of Canada to continue to recognise the important role that co-operatives play in the Canadian economy and [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:21-08:00November 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

CWCF 2016 Conference Report (part 2) – Co-op Interviews

We're pleased to bring you a series of interviews from the 25th Anniversary AGM of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation. Each For All producers Josh Peterman and I attended the conference and asked three questions: - Who are you? - What is your co-op? - What advice would you have for someone wanting to start a co-op like yours?

By |2016-11-28T09:04:03-08:00November 22nd, 2016|Show|0 Comments

Co-op News for November 22, 2016

News Lucie Moncion was sworn in as Senator on November 16th. Moncion was President of the CMC. As a senator she has to step down from this position. She’s been granted permission to finish her work before resigning from the CMC. She steps down. The Second Platform Cooperativism Conference was held in New York last [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:21-08:00November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

CWCF 2016 Conference Report (part 1) + Health Sector Check-In

This year our co-op joined the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation and attended the 25th Anniversary AGM. It was an immense amount of fun and so interesting to meet people from across the country who are following their passions.

By |2016-11-28T09:02:59-08:00November 15th, 2016|Show|0 Comments

Health Care Sector Check-In with Vanessa Hammond

Host Robin Puga speaks with Vanessa Hammond, Chair of the Health Care Co-operatives Federation of Canada. They discuss what's happening in the Co-op health sector this month.

By |2016-11-28T09:00:17-08:00November 15th, 2016|Show|0 Comments

Co-op News for November 15, 2016


  • Co-op & Mutuals Make Best Employer List
    Seven co-ops and mutuals are on the 2017 Aon Best Employers list. They are Libro Credit Union, Mouvement Desjardin, The Co-operators, Blueshore Financial, NorWest Co-op Community Health, Cornerstone Credit Union, and Kindred Credit Union. Desjardin, The Co-operators, and Kindred Credit Union have been on the list for more than five years.
  • Ontario Co-op Gets $150,000 in Federal Funding
    The Government of Canada is giving the Ontario Natural Food Co-operative $150,000. The money will be used to provide training and help the expansion of co-ops in the area. This is part of a $638,000 package to support the development of enterprises in the Sudbury region. The funding is provided through the Northern Ontario Development Program.


  • Vancouver SOUP
    Wednesday November 15, 2016
    Soup is a community support event that brings people together over a meal. Four groups pitch, you meet interesting people, you vote, you eat, and the winning group takes the proceeds from the door.
  • Wood Shop Workers Co-op / Vancouver East Side Culture Crawl
    Thursday November 17 - Sun Nov 20
    Tour their workshop and meet the staff.
    Workshop tour Shop Tour and Deconstruction Demo at 2 pm on Saturday November 19th.
  • Media Democracy Days
    Saturday November 19, 2016
    Media Democracy Days brings together media makers, activists, and educators, to celebrate independent media and social change.
  • Vancouver Co-op Radio AGM
    Sunday November 20, 2016 @ 1pm
    Registration starts at 12:30.
    Sunday November 20, 2016
    This session is open to the public, by donation. RSVP is required.
  • Co-op Cafe
    Wednesday November 23, 2016 @ 8am
    Join fellow co-operators for morning coffee and conversation. Location is yet to be announced.

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By |2016-11-28T09:01:40-08:00November 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Terminal City Glass Co-op – 2016 Follow-up

Each For All first profiled the Terminal City Glass Co-op on our February 10, 2015 show (You can listen to show here: Terminal City Glass Co-op Profile).

A lot has happened since then so it was time for a follow-up!

By |2016-11-13T19:06:49-08:00November 13th, 2016|Show|0 Comments

Circle Craft Market 2016 and Terminal City Glass Co-op Follow-up

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By |2017-09-12T23:41:08-07:00November 8th, 2016|Show|0 Comments

Co-op News for November 8, 2016



By |2016-11-13T16:55:24-08:00November 8th, 2016|News|0 Comments