Sandy Goldman

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About Sandy Goldman

I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

Co-op News for July 9, 2019

Government Safety and Security Committee Will Discuss Desjardin Privacy Breach Last month Desjardin disclosed a security breach affecting 2.9 million of their members. Private information including names, birthdays, social insurance numbers and addresses were illegally given to a third party. This information can be used by criminals for crimes such as identity fraud. Two class [...]

By |2019-07-09T22:30:14+00:00July 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for July 2, 2019

Real English Victoria Closes Some sad news this week about a unique English-language school and worker co-op in Victoria. Real English Victoria has permanently closed after three years of teaching English based on students’ real needs, not a prescribed and often irrelevant curriculum which can be the case in many other schools. Finances seem to [...]

By |2019-07-02T20:18:26+00:00July 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News June 25

Federated Co-ops donates $2M to Communities In the spirit of giving back to the communities it serves, Federated Co-ops Limited has donated a record $2 million this year to improve public spaces in Western Canada. The funds will go to 26 projects such as playgrounds, skating rinks, early learning centres and community gardens through the [...]

By |2019-06-28T12:30:17+00:00June 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News May 28

Federated Co-op Buying Ethanol Plant in Saskatchewan Federated Co-ops Limited is preparing for the incoming national clean fuel standard by purchasing an ethanol plant in Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. FCL's vice president of strategy Pam Skotnitsky says the plan is to make the plant more efficient at carbon capture and storage technologies. Currently, the facility converts [...]

By |2019-07-09T18:23:02+00:00May 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

2019 CASC Conference and CMC Congress Previews

La Belle Province is the place to be this year as co-operators gather to share knowledge, best practices, and inspire each other to continue the hard work of ensuring the co-operative sector is responsive to community needs. June 18-20 is the sixth annual Co-ops and Mutuals Canada Congress (CMC) and it will be held in [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:57:38+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Empowering Women Credit Union Managers

  Did you know that since 2002, more than 239 women managers of overseas financial co-operatives have come to Canada each year for a unique training opportunity? The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) created the Women's Mentorship Program to empower participants so they can make a difference in their home countries. From intensive training [...]

By |2019-05-16T08:30:08+00:00May 16th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Co-operatives First & Indigenous Technical Services Co-op

About five years ago, Federated Co-ops Limited, (FCL) a very large player in the co-operative sector in Western Canada, became concerned about the lack of co-op development in rural and Indigenous communities. So they asked The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatoon, to find out why. Research revealed that more [...]

By |2019-04-18T12:06:03+00:00April 16th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Co-op News April 9

Feds Get Feedback on Coops The federal government has released What We Heard: Motion 100 consultations which contains the consultations and submissions made by co-operators and stakeholders from April – November 2018. The general consensus is that Canada has an innovative co-op sector with great potential for growth. But several barriers are standing in the [...]

By |2019-04-10T10:14:05+00:00April 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Top Co-op Issues 2019 – Is the social economy overtaking the co-op model?

There are some surprising results in the 2019 Top Co-op Issues survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at The University of Saskatchewan. For the first time, a growing number of respondents are voicing concerns about the co-operative sector getting lost in the renewed interest around the social economy. And once more, [...]

By |2019-04-10T09:56:29+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Show|2 Comments

The Aron Theatre Co-operative

What does a small town do when its single-screen movie house is about to close? Turn it into a dollar store? Say "that was then, this is now?" Stay home and watch Netflix? Have a listen as the folks in Campbellford, Ontario share an alternative scenario - one rooted in community-building, volunteerism and civic pride. [...]

By |2019-02-25T15:20:11+00:00February 5th, 2019|Show|0 Comments