Yearly Archives: 2021


Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op Nova Scotia

JustUs! is Canada's first fair trade and organic coffee roaster founded in 1995.  Its work has always been focused on social and environmental justice using coffee as a vehicle for change. Organic agriculture, as practiced by small producer farm co-ops in the Global South, is vital to the well-being and health of people and the [...]

By |2021-06-20T08:10:40-07:00June 20th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Top Co-op Issues 2020

This past year saw co-operatives rally to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit unions stepped up to waive fees and implement new services while food co-ops ensured their shelves were stocked with fresh, local fare. Co-ops showed how their democratic structure and putting people before profit makes a difference, especially in a crisis. [...]

By |2021-06-19T10:48:22-07:00June 19th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Modo and Worker Co-ops: Co-ops leading social change, again!

The team at Each for All stands in solidarity with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc peoples. We respectfully mourn & join the calls for honouring the 215 Indigenous children through meaningful action & implementation of the Truth And Reconciliation Commission recommendations.  We broadcast from unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.   We [...]

By |2021-07-05T20:23:11-07:00June 1st, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Affordable Housing Update/Calgary Community Fridge

In British Columbia and across the country, affordable housing remains out-of-reach for many as there is not enough stock being built and older purpose-built rentals are being torn down or converted to pricey condos. Homelessness is increasing with people sheltering in parks, vehicles and on the streets. Even co-op housing on city-owned lands face uncertainty [...]

By |2021-05-29T10:36:59-07:00May 29th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick/Greater Dorchester Moving Forward Co-op

The Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick (CECNB) helps strengthen local economies and build sustainable communities through co-operative and social enterprise development. It provides many services including training, routes to necessary capital and connections to partners across the country. CECNB is always looking ahead with youth engagement programs and business succession planning using the co-operative [...]

By |2021-05-16T12:25:28-07:00May 16th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Matawa Health Co-operative

The Matawa Health Co-operative (MHC) was created in 2017 to enhance existing services provided by the federal and provincial governments to the nine Matawa First Nations in northern Ontario.  This community-driven co-op supports Matawa members, both on reserve and in Thunder Bay. After numerous engagement sessions, members identified three main areas where they needed MHC's [...]

By |2021-04-28T15:44:03-07:00April 28th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Saskatoon Community Clinic

The Saskatoon Community Clinic is a health care co-operative that began in 1962 and played a pivotal role in the establishment of medicare in Canada. All of its work is community-driven, delivered by interdisciplinary teams and based on core values including collaboration, accountability, engagement, equity and being people-centered. Member input is welcome and volunteerism is [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:07:30-07:00April 12th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Tips for Increasing Youth Involvement in the Co-op Sector

Youth engagement is vital to keeping the co-operative sector healthy and growing for years to come. Early leaders in the movement recognized this long ago and formed co-op camps for young people to introduce co-operative values and leadership opportunities. Such camps and year-round programs continue today, usually sponsored by credit unions and run by provincial [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:02:04-07:00April 12th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

United Manitoulin Islands Transit

  Living on the largest freshwater island in the world, it's challenging to access shopping, school, work and community services without owning a car. Enter United Manitoulin Islands Transit (UMIT), a multi-stakeholder co-operative whose goal is to bring low-cost public transit to islanders and with that, revitalize the local economy. In 2020, UMIT launched its [...]

By |2021-03-29T18:44:44-07:00March 29th, 2021|Show|0 Comments