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!

Home Care Workers Co-op/Community Seniors Co-op

Is there a co-operative solution to seniors aging in place with dignity? And receiving support from staff who are recognized as vital partners deserving of respect and agency? You better believe there is! We first reported on this trend several years ago during the COVID 19 pandemic. Danielle Turpin was a personal support worker assisting [...]

By |2024-03-31T17:11:42-07:00March 31st, 2024|Show|0 Comments

ANAK Publishing Worker Co-op

ANAK Publishing Worker Cooperative Ltd. is based in Winnipeg and is the 2023 recipient of The Co-operative Achievement Award by the Manitoba Cooperative Association. (MCA).  ANAK's vision and accomplishments to date are best captured by MCA. "ANAK Publishing produces thought provoking Filipino-Canadian content; bringing together authors, educators, students and readers to bridge cross-cultural understanding. It [...]

By |2024-01-30T08:25:08-08:00January 29th, 2024|Show|0 Comments

Manitoba Cooperative Association

The Manitoba Cooperative Association (MCA) views cooperatives as leaders in building a strong economy and a healthy, socially vibrant province. MCA's mission is "to enhance and support the development of a united, growing and influential cooperative community in Manitoba." From the days of the wheat pools to the Indigenous fisheries cooperatives of today, Manitoba has [...]

By |2024-01-29T20:10:16-08:00January 29th, 2024|Show|0 Comments

Niagara Nutrition Partners

From its mission statement: "Niagara Nutrition Partners (NNP) is committed to supporting sustainable nutrition programs for all school age children in the Niagara Region through the involvement and participation of all community partners in order to maximize healthy child/youth development." NNP has been co-ordinating school and community-based food programs since 1998. At this time, more [...]

By |2023-11-15T16:27:05-08:00November 15th, 2023|Show|0 Comments

Feeding Local Communities with the help of FirstOntario Credit Union

The person delivering farm fresh apples to a local school is just one of many the Blue Wave Volunteers organized by FirstOntario Credit Union. This financial co-operative, serving communities in the Hamilton/Niagara region, has made a long-standing commitment to ensuring children and youth have healthy breakfasts and snacks to carry them throughout the day. Since [...]

By |2023-11-16T09:26:18-08:00November 15th, 2023|Show|0 Comments

Muskoka North Good Food Co-op

"Good Food & Community" is what the Muskoka North Good Food Co-op is all about. This multi-stakeholder co-op is located in Huntsville, Ontario and boasts more than 1,700 proud member-owners with more people joining every day. It's a one-stop shop for fresh, local and healthy fare, supporting farmers and producers in the region and across [...]

By |2023-07-06T09:26:14-07:00July 6th, 2023|Show|0 Comments

Nova Scotia Co-operative Council Creating Affordable Housing

Stone building purchased by NSCC for affordable housing in Pictou. Over the past 18 months, the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council (NSCC) has purchased 86 units of affordable housing, now owned by the community rather than someone interested only in the bottom line.  Many of these properties were for sale by private owners, terrifying [...]

By |2023-07-04T13:46:39-07:00July 4th, 2023|Show|0 Comments

Gulf Islands Food Co-op

The Gulf Islands Food Co-op was created in 2018 to foster inter-island co-operation and develop new resources and practical supports for food producers and consumers on Galiano, Mayne, Pender and Saturna islands. (the Southern Gulf Islands SGI) The co-op's main goals are to help sustainably increase island food production, food security and resilience by encouraging [...]

By |2023-05-31T11:24:39-07:00May 29th, 2023|Show|0 Comments

Kincardine Ladies Fitness Co-op

What do you do when you live in a small town, rely on a particular fitness facility for its "women-only" exercise program, the place keeps changing hands, and the final owner realizes she can't make a go of it and closes everything down? Well, if you are woman from Kincardine, Ontario, who wants to stay [...]

By |2023-05-08T17:38:01-07:00May 8th, 2023|Show|0 Comments

You Don’t Know What War Is – The Diary of a Young Girl From Ukraine

Yeva Skalietska with her book - You Don't Know What War Is At 5:10 am on February 24, 2022, Yeva Skalietska, then 12, woke up to the sound of explosions which her Granny said were missiles being fired at Ukraine by Russia. "I'd grown up hearing about war, but I'd never been in [...]

By |2023-02-22T08:54:09-08:00February 22nd, 2023|Show|0 Comments