Monthly Archives: April 2019


Co-op News April 30

Co- Creston Co-op Gets Provincial Funding. The Creston & District Community Investment Co-op is now getting financial support from the provincial government. Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, , was in Creston on Thursday to hand over $100,000 to help CICs with expenses as they expand throughout the Kootenay-Columbia region. Mungall said that she is glad to [...]

By |2019-04-30T20:15:03-07:00April 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-operatives First & Indigenous Technical Services Co-op

About five years ago, Federated Co-ops Limited, (FCL) a very large player in the co-operative sector in Western Canada, became concerned about the lack of co-op development in rural and Indigenous communities. So they asked The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatoon, to find out why. Research revealed that more [...]

By |2019-04-18T12:06:03-07:00April 16th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Co-op News, April 16

BCCA announces new Executive Director! Andrea Harris will be joining the BCCA as it’s new Executive Director.  Harris has a strong background in the co-op sector; she has worked as a co-op developer and academic, and she spent 15 years at Vancity in various senior leadership roles, including most recently as Director of Member and Community Insights. [...]

By |2019-04-16T20:08:52-07:00April 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News April 9

Feds Get Feedback on Coops The federal government has released What We Heard: Motion 100 consultations which contains the consultations and submissions made by co-operators and stakeholders from April – November 2018. The general consensus is that Canada has an innovative co-op sector with great potential for growth. But several barriers are standing in the [...]

By |2019-04-10T10:14:05-07:00April 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for April 2, 2019.

Another Award for Co-ops! The Co-operators has been awarded the highest ranking of the J.D. Power 2019 Canada Home Insurance Study for overall customer satisfaction in the Atlantic/Ontario region and ranked second overall in the Western region. The J.D. Power study measures overall customer satisfaction with Canadian home insurers, examining five critical factors: product/policy offerings, price, [...]

By |2019-04-03T15:18:18-07:00April 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for March 19, 2019

Federal Budget Highlights. The 2019 Federal Budget was presented March 19/2019. Highlights include: * $1.25 billion over three years for a First Time Home Buyer Incentive, along with other measures that will ease Canadians’ entry into the real estate market. The First Time Home Buyer Incentive – is an interest-free shared mortgage with the Canada [...]

By |2019-04-03T09:25:20-07:00April 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Top Co-op Issues 2019 – Is the social economy overtaking the co-op model?

There are some surprising results in the 2019 Top Co-op Issues survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at The University of Saskatchewan. For the first time, a growing number of respondents are voicing concerns about the co-operative sector getting lost in the renewed interest around the social economy. And once more, [...]

By |2019-04-10T09:56:29-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Show|2 Comments