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!

Social Justice Co-op of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Social Justice Co-op is a grassroots, non-profit, community co-op, dedicated to speaking out for social justice at home and abroad. It brings people and agencies together around a variety of issues such as fighting climate change, racism, colonialism, food insecurity, and poverty, just to name a few. All of these efforts take place under [...]

By |2021-11-14T14:30:52-08:00November 14th, 2021|Show|1 Comment

Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Co-operatives

People in Newfoundland and Labrador have a history of co-operating as they have long made their livelihood from the sea. On Fogo Island, on the rugged North East Coast, residents were asked back in 1967 whether they wanted to leave their beloved island and move to the mainland, or work to create a sustainable community [...]

By |2021-11-10T12:05:36-08:00November 10th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Shift Delivery Worker Co-op/Food Stash Foundation

Getting around Vancouver is becoming increasingly difficult as cars and trucks clog the streets, adding to carbon emissions, noise and frustration. But just look up for a minute and you'll see a revolution rolling by courtesy of Shift Delivery Coop. With its fleet of pedal powered trikes and electric cargo vehicles, Shift is moving goods [...]

By |2021-10-15T17:28:50-07:00October 15th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Prairie Co-ops Fight 4th Wave One Conversation At A Time

In Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Delta variant is taking an increasing toll on the lives of residents and the health care system. Elective surgeries, diagnostics, transplants and other treatments, all considered life-saving, are being put on hold as patients, largely unvaccinated, are flooding intensive care beds, only freeing up capacity when one of them dies. [...]

By |2021-10-06T08:39:02-07:00October 6th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Empowering Indigenous Peoples/Tackling Climate Crisis

Is any federal political party proposing a concrete plan with timelines and resources to move away from colonial-based relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Metis leading to empowerment and self-determination? Or implementing all the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, as [...]

By |2021-09-15T16:37:03-07:00September 15th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Advocating for Co-ops/Vote Housing

We spoke with Dan Brunette, Director of Advocacy and Partnerships with Co-ops and Mutuals Canada about CMC's work to raise awareness of the co-operative model with the federal government.  He offered several ideas that can be used by anyone who would like to leverage the current election period as means to raise co-op awareness, through [...]

By |2021-09-10T07:04:45-07:00September 9th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op Edmonton

The challenges of being a refugee or immigrant are eased by members of the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative (MCHB) in Edmonton. What began as project bridging the gap between Chinese families and the health care system, has grown into a worker co-op comprised of more than 100 cultural brokers serving 23 different ethnocultural communities at [...]

By |2021-07-19T14:29:16-07:00July 19th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Saskatchewan Co-op Camp Road Trip Extravaganza!

Co-operators in Saskatchewan have been running programs for youth to encourage their involvement in community and co-operative organizations since 1928. Activities have changed over the years but the focus continues to be on personal development, leadership, respect, co-operation, equality, interdependence and building strong relationships. All while having fun and with friends old and new. In [...]

By |2021-07-09T09:33:54-07:00July 9th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

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