Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Co-op News August 27, 2019

Financial Boost for Young Co-operators Canada’s young co-operators received a big boost Aug. 27 with the announcement of $38 million in federal funding for those who want to start co-operative businesses. The funds are a renewal of the financial agreement for Futurepreneur Canada, a national non-profit organization which provides services and programs to emerging co-operators. [...]

By |2019-08-28T07:00:41-08:00August 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News August 20, 2019

Calgary Co-op Opts Out of FCL Food Purchasing System This week Calgary Co-op informed Federated Co-operatives Limited (F-C-L) that it will begin buying food from a private company early next year. Calgary co-op represents the largest wholesale customer for FCL.  In an email statement, Calgary Co-op spokesperson Sage Pullen McIntosh said its food business “operates [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:42:54-08:00August 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

From the Archives: NorWest Co-op Community Health Centre

This is an episode of our From the Archives series, where shows that got lost in our private archives now get their chance to shine. Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  Since 1972 NorWest Co-op Community Health Co-op has been the only non-profit community based health care agency in [...]

By |2019-08-13T16:04:12-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Show|0 Comments

From the Archives: Melanie Conn

This is an episode of our From the Archives series, where shows that got lost in our private archives now get their chance to shine. Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  "I don't know if every "women's thing" starts out because a woman was pissed off, but that's been [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:16:42-08:00August 15th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

From the Archives: Sustainability Solutions Group

This is an episode of our From the Archives series, where shows that got lost in our private archives now get their chance to shine. Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG), is a worker co-op of diverse disciplines, personalities, cultures, and expertise working on sustainability [...]

By |2019-08-08T16:59:37-08:00August 8th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Co-op News August 6, 2019

Calgary Co-op To Expand Compostable Bag Program   The Calgary Co-op marked Earth Day this year by introducing a compostable bag program and charging a 5 cent fee for plastic bags. Since then, the Co-op says it’s seen a 73% reduction in plastic bag use over the same period last year. That’s why it’s going [...]

By |2019-08-07T07:57:11-08:00August 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

AORTA: Challenging Oppression, Embracing Inclusivity, the Co-op Way

The Anti-Oppression and Resource Training Alliance (AORTA) is a worker-owned cooperative based in the US. As their title suggests, they work as consultants and facilitators, providing an intersectional approach to workshops, training, and planning for workspaces and organizations looking to fight oppression in their communities. In this episode we talk to Anisha Desai and Jenna [...]

By |2019-08-03T18:10:12-08:00August 1st, 2019|Show|0 Comments