Our topic to day is Affordable Housing. Producer Kevin Olenick brings a discussion on Federal, Provincial and Local Housing Strategies with Jill Atkey, Managing Director of the BC Non Profit Housing Association. Later in the show we meet, Helen Colliander and Naia Lee; students leading the Marpole Students for Modular Housing project.
News Housing conference focuses on partnerships Partnerships between non-profit housing providers, developers and municipalities were the focus of an affordable housing conference that was held in Richmond this week. The Housing Central conference welcomed more than 1,200 delegates to explore solutions to the province's housing crisis. The conference featured keynote speakers like Housing Minister Selina [...]
We hosted the entire class from BCIT’s post-secondary course Co-operatives and Community Development at Co-op Radio for a station orientation and a few for an interview.
News Seniors subject to financial abuse Vancity Credit Union has released a report that says more than one-third of seniors in Metro Vancouver don’t tell anyone when they’ve suffered financial abuse. The credit union report also reveals that the most common forms of financial abuse in B.C. reported were related to people exploiting seniors for [...]
News Tofino Co-op ranks number 1 in profitability B.C.’s own Tofino Consumers Co-operative Association has achieved the best relative financial performance in the Federated Co-op Limited network of 200 Co-ops spread across Western Canada. This is the second year running that the Tofino Co-op has posted the profitable result. General manager Mike Tomilin said the [...]
News Small B.C. credit unions threatened by consolidation Ross Gentleman, who is a regular guest on Each for All, says while it’s worth remembering the proud history of B.C.’s credit union movement, it’s important to give thought to the current challenges posed by merger pressures. Today in B.C., credit unions serve more than 1.9 million [...]
News Cannabis Co-op Formed Twelve licensed producers of medical cannabis in Canada have announced the creation of the Canadian Cannabis Co-op. The co-op has said it will make a significant investment in Alberta to create a retail solution to address the challenges of safe, regulated supply and socially responsible cannabis retailing. The co-op includes three [...]
The Ryde Community Co-operative in rural Ryde, Ontario - it's a beautiful region in the District of Muskoka, pastoral, rolling, dotted with farms, cottages and a history of people working together towards common goals.
One of the perennial challenges of the cooperative sector is youth engagement. How do you get young people interested in the cooperative movement because after all, it's the youth of today who will help carry the ball forward tomorrow. Last June we profiled the Youth Excellence Society or The YES and how it educates youth through year-round programming and an awesome summer camp!
Darcy Overland, research manager at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan, discusses the results of a co-operative survey on the Top Co-op Issues. Then, we were joined by staff and young folk from The Youth Excellence Society or The YES, for a lively discussion of their leadership programs and summer camps on Lake Cowichan sponsored by credit unions across BC!