Co-op News for February 7, 2017

//Co-op News for February 7, 2017

Co-op News for February 7, 2017


  • Invitation to join Co-operative Development Foundation Engagement Community
    The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada is now accepting expressions of interest to join its Engagement Committee.  This Committee helps staff generate volunteer, financial and technical assistance resources through the expansion of current donor and volunteer relationships and the cultivation of new relationships with the Canadian co-operative sector. The committee is looking to recruit additional members who possess a mix of key attributes, which are outlined on their website.
  • Service Co-op Helps Calgary Seniors
    Katie Hyslop recently reports on the Web news site The Tyee that whether it’s keeping up with maintenance or downsizing, the ‘Aging in Place’ co-op is helping to keep Calgary seniors at home. The aim is to reduce the stress and strain of maintaining any size of household for people who want to age in place. Less than two years old, Calgary Aging in Place has 23 household members so far and wants to keep growing.


  • CCEC Annual General Meeting
    Thursday February 9, 2017
  • Open 2017
    February 16 – 17, 2017
    Open 2017 is a two day conference on Platform Cooperatives being organised in conjunction with Goldsmiths, University of London in the UK. Speakers include Stocksy CEO Brianna Wettlaufer from Victoria, BC.
  • Victoria Health Co-op AGM
    February 25, 2017
    The Victoria Health Co-op invites everyone to their Health Fair and AGM on Saturday February 25th. Find out about their health and wellness services and meet other co-ops from the Victoria area. It’s 11am to 2pm at the Fairfield United Church.
  • CHF Member Forum
    March 20, 2017
    The Canadian Housing Federation BC Member Forum is March 20, 2017. This forum is open to CHF BC and CHF Canada members.
  • Vancouver Soup
    Thursday March 30, 2017
    Vancouver Soup is a crowd founding dinner of soup and salad where you vote for your favourite group. It’s a minimum $10 donation at the door and the winning group takes all.
  • CHFBC Spring Education Conference
    April 1, 2017
    The Canadian Housing Federation of BC Spring Education Conference is April 1st. Conference details to be announced.
  • CASC Annual Conference
    May 30 to Jun 2, 2017
    CASC is the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation, and this is their annual conference. This year it’s at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. They invite proposals on the themes of economic, social, environmental, and organizational sustainability.
  • CHF Canada AGM
    June 7 to June 10, 2017
    In addition to AGM business there are workshops and networking opportunities. Over 750 co-op members, leaders and managers are expended to attend. This year’s AGM is in Niagra Falls, Ontario.
    June 16, 2017
  • Co-operative Congress 2017
    Tue June 20 – Thu June 22, 2017
    Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada is hosting co-operators from across the country in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference
    12 Jul 2017 to 14 Jul 2017
    The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and community organizations to advance social entrepreneurship and improving community livelihoods.

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Host and senior producer Dale McGladdery began his co-op journey in 2014 when he joined the show. He came from the podcasting world to explore an interest in radio and happily discovered the world of co-ops hiding in plain sight. Dale’s day-job in the technology sector also means he’s the most likely one to be updating WordPress plugins. When he’s not working on the show you might find him playing board games, watching B-Movies, or attending live storytelling events around town.

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