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!

Monashee Community Co-operative – Nourishing a Local Economy

The Monashee Community Co-operative is a grocery store located in Lumby, B.C. It began in 2013 when some local residents collaborated to organize bulk buying of organic foods at a lower price than nearby Vernon. Since then, it's grown to become a vital hub for folks to purchase local, safe, organic, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO food [...]

By |2021-02-06T13:52:23-08:00February 6th, 2021|Show|0 Comments

B.C. Eco Seed Co-op/VALU Co-op

In this episode of Each For All, we're excited to bring you features on two co-ops from BC: one rural, one urban. Both demonstrate how much can be done when people work together in co-operative ways to solve problems in their communities. The B.C. Eco Seed Co-op's mission is get good local seeds to farmers [...]

By |2020-11-24T18:25:44-08:00November 25th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

Co-operative News October 11, 2020

The Co-operators Providing Capital For Co-ops To Pivot During Pandemic GUELPH, ON, Oct. 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Through Co-operators Community Funds, The Co-operators is reinforcing ongoing co-operative sector support by making $1 million in patient capital available through its newly launched Co-op Impact Program. The focus of the program is to support small and medium-sized [...]

By |2020-10-11T10:42:22-07:00October 11th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News Oct 6, 2020

  MEC Sale Approved - Members and Co-op Organizations Consider Further Court Challenge VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Hundreds of Mountain Equipment Co-op members are working to salvage what’s left of their beloved co-operative and planning next steps at a town hall meeting Monday night. Meanwhile, co-operative sector groups, such as Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada haven’t [...]

By |2020-10-06T06:11:51-07:00October 6th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Are the Kids Alright? K-12 Education and COVID-19

In March, schools closed across Canada when COVID-19 took hold. Lessons moved online and parents pitched in when they could. All summer provincial premiers and public health officers promoted the importance of getting students back to school for their social and emotional well being, while keeping everyone safe. But parents demanded online options not wanting [...]

By |2020-09-18T12:38:36-07:00September 18th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

Co-operative News September 15, 2020

MEC Members Oppose Sale of Co-op to U.S. Firm On September 14, news dropped that stunned members of Mountain Equipment Co-op; the assets of Canada’s largest consumer co-op will be sold to U.S.-based Kingswood Capital Management. MEC’s Board of Directors made the decision without consulting members, who are also voting shareholders. Today, two petitions began [...]

By |2020-09-15T17:42:39-07:00September 15th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Post-Secondary Education and COVID-19

Students and staff in post-secondary programs had to adapt quickly once COVID-19 lockdowns began in March. Over the course of a weekend, in person classes went online, not always a smooth transition, and facilities and services were no longer available. Now, as the fall term begins, a "new normal" is in place. This transition has [...]

By |2020-09-11T13:23:36-07:00September 11th, 2020|Show|2 Comments

Co-operative News September 6, 2020

Nanaimo Helps Stock The Lockers for Students   The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Foundation is once again partnering with local organizations to Stock the Lockers for local students. “While we’ve seen significant economic upheaval due to COVID-19, more children will be coming to school hungry, without supplies, shoes for PE or ill-fitting clothes” according to Foundation Executive Director [...]

By |2020-09-07T18:24:40-07:00September 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News August 16, 2020

Bus Stop Theatre Co-op Buys Building Halifax’s Bus Stop Theatre has finalized the purchase of its building after a two-year campaign! Previously, the co-op rented space in the building on Gottingen Street, but the whole place went up for sale in 2019. Executive Director Sebastien Labelle then rallied community members and with donations and funding [...]

By |2020-08-16T10:05:48-07:00August 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments