Black Groups in Toronto want to launch credit union As Black History month winds down next weekend, we have news of some African Canadian organizations attempting to get a Pan-African Credit Union off the ground in Toronto. Adaoma Patterson, president of The Jamaican Canadian Association, says the goal is to provide financial services to Blacks [...]
Victory Gardens is a small Vancouver co-operative business founded in 2012. They can be hired to build you a garden in your own back yard, and teach you how to grow food in the middle of the city!
Call For Credit Union Hosts Across Canada The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada is looking for credit unions to host participants for its 18th edition of the Women’s Mentorship Program. This is a unique opportunity to support women credit union managers from Africa, Asia and the Americas. This year’s program runs from June 4-13 in [...]
Since 1991, the Victoria Women in Need Co-operative has been supporting women along their journey between crisis and wellness. WIN does this by collecting and reselling donated goods in their five shops in Victoria and Langford. The revenue from these sales, together with financial donations, fund five empowerment programs for women. WIN is there [...]
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on the occasion of the 2016 International Day of Co-operatives, July 2nd 2016, said: “I urge Governments to create an enabling environment for cooperatives to thrive and grow. Let us harness the power of co-operatives to achieve the SDGs and create a world of dignity and opportunity for all."
Unifor and FCL Remain at Odds Today, Feb. 4, is Day 61 of the labour dispute between Unifor 594 and Federated Co-ops Limited at the Co-op Refinery in Regina with no end in sight. Bargaining resumed Jan. 31 after Unifor removed barricades around the refinery complex. Talks broke down later that evening and barricades went [...]
Vancouver Releases Co-op Lease Discussion Paper On January 28, 2020, the City of Vancouver released its long-awaited discussion paper on co-op lease renewals just as many of these leases are about to expire. The paper repeats the City’s commitment “to preserve and grow the number of co-op homes across Vancouver.” It also sets out four [...]