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!

Matawa Health Co-operative

The Matawa Health Co-operative (MHC) was created in 2017 to enhance existing services provided by the federal and provincial governments to the nine Matawa First Nations in northern Ontario.  This community-driven co-op supports Matawa members, both on reserve and in Thunder Bay. After numerous engagement sessions, members identified three main areas where they needed MHC's [...]

By |2021-04-28T15:44:03-07:00April 28th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Saskatoon Community Clinic

The Saskatoon Community Clinic is a health care co-operative that began in 1962 and played a pivotal role in the establishment of medicare in Canada. All of its work is community-driven, delivered by interdisciplinary teams and based on core values including collaboration, accountability, engagement, equity and being people-centered. Member input is welcome and volunteerism is [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:07:30-07:00April 12th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Tips for Increasing Youth Involvement in the Co-op Sector

Youth engagement is vital to keeping the co-operative sector healthy and growing for years to come. Early leaders in the movement recognized this long ago and formed co-op camps for young people to introduce co-operative values and leadership opportunities. Such camps and year-round programs continue today, usually sponsored by credit unions and run by provincial [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:02:04-07:00April 12th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

United Manitoulin Islands Transit

  Living on the largest freshwater island in the world, it's challenging to access shopping, school, work and community services without owning a car. Enter United Manitoulin Islands Transit (UMIT), a multi-stakeholder co-operative whose goal is to bring low-cost public transit to islanders and with that, revitalize the local economy. In 2020, UMIT launched its [...]

By |2021-03-29T18:44:44-07:00March 29th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Amherst Island Radio in Ontario

At Each For All we enjoy reaching out to other independent radio stations and sharing their stories.  So it was a natural for producer Joshua Peterman to spend some time with Eric Tremblay, President and Brand Manager of Amherst Island Radio in Stella, Ontario, just west of Kingston. "Born in a barn" in 2006,  CJAI [...]

By |2021-02-22T22:29:00-08:00February 22nd, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Community Connect Combats Isolation in Port Elgin, New Brunswick

One of the hardest aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been staying apart to stay safe. Seniors have borne the brunt of this "new normal" whether in care homes or living on their own as many have already lost loved ones and peers at this stage of their lives. That's what university student Hannah Crouse [...]

By |2021-02-16T06:58:50-08:00February 15th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Community Seniors Co-operative O’Leary, P.E.I.

Seniors in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island are going to benefit from the efforts of their community to build a new state-of-the-art residence and run it as a co-operative. The 50-room facility, right in the heart of town, will give local seniors affordable housing, provide lots of programming for residents and community members and create much-needed [...]

By |2021-02-15T18:07:19-08:00February 15th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

Cape Breton Food Hub Co-operative & Food First Newfoundland

For small, local farmers, gaining access to new markets can be the difference between mere subsistence and actually making a living growing food. And for consumers, having a safe, secure and local supply of fresh produce and other goods is vital, especially during this pandemic. Enter the Cape Breton Food Hub Co-operative connecting farmers and [...]

By |2021-02-07T11:36:51-08:00February 6th, 2021|Show|0 Comments