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-operative – Ontario – Federated Care Co-op

Amy Firlotte, Danielle Turpin, Denise Armstrong - co-founders of the Home Care Workers Co-op. Most seniors would like live at home as long as possible with support. Sadly, many end up in long-term care, a system plagued by short-staffing, low levels of funding and other problems that the COVID-19 pandemic only made worse. [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:00:33-07:00May 17th, 2022|Show|0 Comments

Rotating Savings and Credit Associations

A Rotating Savings and Credit Association (ROSCA) is a group of individuals who act as an alternative financial institution. Each person contributes money towards a common fund, and the funds rotate through members at regular intervals. The member who borrows the funds will eventually repay their portion back into the association so the next member [...]

By |2022-05-18T16:47:22-07:00May 10th, 2022|Show|2 Comments

Vancouver’s East End Food Co-op Closing

On April 15/22, news broke that Vancouver's  East End Food Co-op (EEFC) will be closing its Commercial Drive storefront on May 15 after 50 years of serving the community. The co-op itself will remain in place for the time being. Its future will be discussed at the AGM in June. You can show your support [...]

By |2022-05-07T08:24:29-07:00April 26th, 2022|Show|0 Comments

Westman Communications Group

Westman Communications Group is a consumer co-op that formed in 1977 to bring cable television to southwestern Manitoba and since then has grown to serve 54 rural communities and 25,000 members. Its head office is in Brandon. Besides offering all the latest technology from high-speed internet, TV, streaming and phone services, the co-op ensures its [...]

By |2022-03-25T08:33:27-07:00March 22nd, 2022|Show|0 Comments

International Women’s Day! CDF staff in Ukraine / BCCA newcomers program

On International Women's Day, there is war in Ukraine and the world is realizing what that means for us all, for gender equality and for the co-operative movement.  CDF programs in Ukraine The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada has staff in the Ukraine working on the project Supporting Economic Prosperity for Women and Internally Displaced [...]

By |2022-03-13T22:20:07-07:00March 8th, 2022|Show|0 Comments

War in Ukraine! Housing sector update from CHFBC

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, we reached out to members of the Ukrainian Canadian community for their reaction and guidance as to what all of us, as members of civil society, could do to make a difference. Eugene Lupynis, board member of the Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko in Richmond, B.C. [...]

By |2022-03-13T18:07:32-07:00March 1st, 2022|Show|0 Comments

Dr. Jennifer Wolowic on Strengthening Democracy

When this aired Canada was in its third week of the convoy protests in Ottawa and across the nation. People in Canada were beside themselves witnessing the unlawful events and the openly displayed symbols of hate and racism. This isn't the democracy we know and love. With all the frustration and confusion we wanted to [...]

By |2022-03-14T12:08:59-07:00February 15th, 2022|Show|0 Comments

Freedom Dreams Co-operative Education

Freedom Dream Co-operative Education shares knowledge about co-operatives and the solidarity economy from a Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC)  perspective. Through a series of online and place-based workshops, Freedom Dreams hopes to empower participants with knowledge about the histories and experiences of co-operation among the BIPOC diaspora so that they can see themselves [...]

By |2022-03-14T00:08:35-07:00February 1st, 2022|Show|0 Comments

Ontario Co-operative Association/London Brewing Co-op

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the way co-ops do business in Ontario? Are there new ways of collaborating or communicating that are leading to innovation and growth of the sector? That's what we put to Erin Morgan, Executive Director of the Ontario Co-operative Association. Have a listen as she shares plenty of good news! [...]

By |2022-01-14T06:31:40-08:00January 14th, 2022|Show|0 Comments