In this episode, we speak with Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley and BC Green Party Leader.
Listen in as our honourable member of parliament for East Vancouver, Jenny Kwan, and guest Thom Armstrong discuss the challenges facing housing co-operatives in these extraordinary times. As well, our regular checkins bring you news from the co-op sector.
In this episode of Each For All, we're excited to bring you features on two co-ops from BC: one rural, one urban. Both demonstrate how much can be done when people work together in co-operative ways to solve problems in their communities. The B.C. Eco Seed Co-op's mission is get good local seeds to farmers [...]
On Oct 31, 2020, Each For All producer, and co-op educator, Robin Puga was asked to present at the CHF BC Fall Educational Conference. https://www.chf.bc.ca/event/fall-education-conference-virtual/ The following information and links were presented in Robin's afternoon workshop. Bridging Inequities: The Power of Co-ops – Fall Education Conference: Oct 31, 2020 In this session you’ll learn how [...]
The Co-operators Providing Capital For Co-ops To Pivot During Pandemic GUELPH, ON, Oct. 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Through Co-operators Community Funds, The Co-operators is reinforcing ongoing co-operative sector support by making $1 million in patient capital available through its newly launched Co-op Impact Program. The focus of the program is to support small and medium-sized [...]
MEC Sale Approved - Members and Co-op Organizations Consider Further Court Challenge VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Hundreds of Mountain Equipment Co-op members are working to salvage what’s left of their beloved co-operative and planning next steps at a town hall meeting Monday night. Meanwhile, co-operative sector groups, such as Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada haven’t [...]
Each For All covers the verdict on MEC's sale with Kevin Harding from the SaveMEC campaign. Later, our co-operative sector checkins discuss what's important to co-operatives in a BC election during a pandemic.
SaveMEC.ca! Each For All continues its search for answers as to how we can stop this from happening again. We begin with an update on the legal battles being waged by members with the support of the Canadian co-operative sector. As well, our producer Vesta interviews Seth Klein whose new book A GOOD WAR: MOBILIZING CANADA FOR THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY is getting plenty of attention.
On Monday September 14, news broke that Mountain Equipment Co-op's board of directors had unanimously approved a deal to sell MEC's assets to a private U.S. firm. MEC never asked its members (more than 5 million) to weigh in. What happened to Co-operative Principle #2 - Democratic Member Control? Listen in and find out.
In March, schools closed across Canada when COVID-19 took hold. Lessons moved online and parents pitched in when they could. All summer provincial premiers and public health officers promoted the importance of getting students back to school for their social and emotional well being, while keeping everyone safe. But parents demanded online options not wanting [...]