On July 26, 2022, the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction put out a press release announcing an unprecedented investment in the BC Co-op sector. It outlines how a $2 million dollar investment from the province was matched by others in the co-op sector. The funds will go to helping co-operative businesses, while expanding [...]
Mornington has been serving rural residents in Perth County, Ontario, since 1919. It began as a municipal telephone system using operators and party lines. In 1964 direct dial technology came on board and in 1994, Mornington Municipal Telephone System became Mornington Communications Co-operative. With a head office in Milverton and satellite offices in Stratford, Wellesley [...]
Agricultural production cannot be disrupted mid-season, mid-process. Farmers are tied to their land and animals. So what happens to agricultural co-ops during war? Sofia Burtak and Iryna Volovyk, co-op developers with Ukraine's Coop Academy, explain what is has been like on the ground. This interview was recorded on March 1 with Sara Vicari of aroundtheworld.coop. [...]
On February 15th, our friends at Housing Central hosted a panel discussion titled “A Place to Call Home: Stories of Black Canadians”. We at Each For All are grateful to share this educational discussion with you, our listeners. Panelists Selwyn Jacob, Deborah Dobbins, Rachael Otukol, and El Jones shared a powerful, challenging and enlightening discussion. [...]
Each For All: The Co-operative Connection is pleased to bring you the keynote speech from this past year’s CASC conference - Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard speaks on Racial Justice and Co-operatives. The Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation or CASC is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and practitioners whose work involves co-operatives and co-operation. It is [...]
Aerial shot of Abbotsford flooded November, 2021, brought British Columbia terrible storms, floods and mudslides in what already has been a year marked by a heat dome and wildfires. Hit particularly hard was the Fraser Valley, Merritt, Princeton and numerous First Nations communities. The stories of neighbours coming to the aid of those [...]
It’s Co-op Week! Each For All is excited to be welcoming listeners through Kootenay Co-op Radio CJLY 93.5 FM in Nelson, BC! Our illustrious guest Zoë Creighton helped us make the connection! We are stoked to be syndicated to the Kootenays! For those who might not know what Co-op Week is all about, the Co-ops [...]
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 [...]
Andrea Harris, the outgoing executive director of the BC Co-op Association, shares reflections on the co-op sector. And Corey Mohr, Community Development Coordinator, for NorWest Co-op Community Health shares their approach to community health during the pandemic.
Our 1st interview of 2021 is with Zoë Creighton, coordinator of the Upper Columbia Cooperative Council. Lots going on for co-ops in BC in 2021! Plus part 2 of our EFA 2020 review.