News Coast Capital Credit Union is Going Canada Wide In a December 14th special general meeting Coast Capital announced their members voted in favour of becoming a federal credit union. The next step is regulatory approval from a number federal organizations, including the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal Minister of Finance. This is [...]
News The Kootenay Co-op Opens New Store The Kootenay Co-op has opened their new Nelson store. When they ran out of space in their old store the Kootenay Co-op made a bold move. They acquired an entire city block in downtown Nelson. The co-op not only tripled their store space, they also build 54 condo [...]
Bernice Cyr and Judith Harris, co-operative researchers and community development leaders, from the University of Winnipeg. Their paper "Social Services and the Co-op Option for Indigenous Communities" outlines a strategy for the effective delivery of social services through the use of social and solidarity co-operatives.
News NewCo-operatives and Mutuals Canada President The Board of Directors for Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada elected Doug Potentier as President and Board Chair. Potentier replaces Ms. Lucie Moncion. Moncion stepped down after she was appointed to the Senate of Canada. Potentier is from Victoria, BC and the representative of Federated Co-operatives Limited. http://canada.coop/en/news/cmc-appoints-doug-potentier-president Co-operative Housing [...]