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!

Ontario Co-operative Association

Our friends at the Ontario Co-op Association are a wonderful crew of co-operators. We met up for a lengthy discussion of the exciting work they do to support co-ops in their province. Have a listen.

By |2018-11-04T17:17:19+00:00May 8th, 2018|Show|0 Comments

Ryde Community Co-operative

The Ryde Community Co-operative in rural Ryde, Ontario - it's a beautiful region in the District of Muskoka, pastoral, rolling, dotted with farms, cottages and a history of people working together towards common goals.

By |2018-11-04T17:17:20+00:00October 10th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

Co-ops in Schools

One of the perennial challenges of the cooperative sector is youth engagement. How do you get young people interested in the cooperative movement because after all, it's the youth of today who will help carry the ball forward tomorrow. Last June we profiled the Youth Excellence Society or The YES and how it educates youth through year-round programming and an awesome summer camp!

By |2018-11-04T17:17:20+00:00October 10th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

Top Co-op Issues/The Youth Excellence Society

Darcy Overland, research manager at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan, discusses the results of a co-operative survey on the Top Co-op Issues. Then, we were joined by staff and young folk from The Youth Excellence Society or The YES, for a lively discussion of their leadership programs and summer camps on Lake Cowichan sponsored by credit unions across BC!

By |2018-11-04T17:17:20+00:00June 25th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

Realize Strategies Coop

In 1998, some folks in BC's social services sector sought a new way of doing things. So they formed a collective called The United Social Services Co-op. Now, with the name changed to Realize Strategies Coop a new team is collaborating with coops, non-profits and social enterprises to improve life in our communities.

By |2018-08-20T20:43:08+00:00March 29th, 2017|Show|0 Comments

Coco Cafe – Where Community Works

  This summer I went kayaking out of a community called Cedar just south of Nanaimo.   The paddling was amazing with beautiful sandstone cliffs and huge arbutus trees in full bloom – but there was something else very special about Cedar that I didn't know about at the time - a little cafe with [...]

By |2019-02-17T07:28:59+00:00October 25th, 2016|Show|0 Comments