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!

Co-op News July 30, 2019

Desjardin announces life-long identify protection for privacy members Desjardin announced free and automatic data theft protection for all of their clients. This comes after the major data breach affecting some 2.7 members. The protection plan includes up to $50,000 in financial compensation for expenses related to data theft, and identity theft insurance. [...]

By |2019-07-31T15:59:22-07:00July 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News July 23, 2019

Unions Boycott Westminster Savings Credit Union The BC Federation of Labour has called for a boycott of Westminster Savings Credit Union. The credit union plans to close its Shaughnessy Station branch in Port Coquitlam. The branch has been on strike since January. Westminster Savings denies the branch closure has anything to do with the unionized [...]

By |2019-07-25T08:29:52-07:00July 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News For July 16, 2019

Parliamentary committee on public safety set to take up Desjardins data breach   The House of Commons public safety and national security committee met this week to discuss data breaches. The meeting came about because of issues from the Desjarden data breach we reported on last month. They discussed how to prevent future breaches and [...]

By |2019-07-23T08:34:14-07:00July 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for July 9, 2019

Government Safety and Security Committee Will Discuss Desjardin Privacy Breach Last month Desjardin disclosed a security breach affecting 2.9 million of their members. Private information including names, birthdays, social insurance numbers and addresses were illegally given to a third party. This information can be used by criminals for crimes such as identity fraud. Two class [...]

By |2019-07-09T22:30:14-07:00July 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for July 2, 2019

Real English Victoria Closes Some sad news this week about a unique English-language school and worker co-op in Victoria. Real English Victoria has permanently closed after three years of teaching English based on students’ real needs, not a prescribed and often irrelevant curriculum which can be the case in many other schools. Finances seem to [...]

By |2019-07-02T20:18:26-07:00July 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News June 25

Federated Co-ops donates $2M to Communities In the spirit of giving back to the communities it serves, Federated Co-ops Limited has donated a record $2 million this year to improve public spaces in Western Canada. The funds will go to 26 projects such as playgrounds, skating rinks, early learning centres and community gardens through the [...]

By |2019-06-28T12:30:17-07:00June 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News May 28

Federated Co-op Buying Ethanol Plant in Saskatchewan Federated Co-ops Limited is preparing for the incoming national clean fuel standard by purchasing an ethanol plant in Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. FCL's vice president of strategy Pam Skotnitsky says the plan is to make the plant more efficient at carbon capture and storage technologies. Currently, the facility converts [...]

By |2019-07-09T18:23:02-07:00May 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

2019 CASC Conference and CMC Congress Previews

La Belle Province is the place to be this year as co-operators gather to share knowledge, best practices, and inspire each other to continue the hard work of ensuring the co-operative sector is responsive to community needs. June 18-20 is the sixth annual Co-ops and Mutuals Canada Congress (CMC) and it will be held in [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:57:38-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Empowering Women Credit Union Managers

  Did you know that since 2002, more than 239 women managers of overseas financial co-operatives have come to Canada each year for a unique training opportunity? The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) created the Women's Mentorship Program to empower participants so they can make a difference in their home countries. From intensive training [...]

By |2019-05-16T08:30:08-07:00May 16th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Co-operatives First & Indigenous Technical Services Co-op

About five years ago, Federated Co-ops Limited, (FCL) a very large player in the co-operative sector in Western Canada, became concerned about the lack of co-op development in rural and Indigenous communities. So they asked The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatoon, to find out why. Research revealed that more [...]

By |2019-04-18T12:06:03-07:00April 16th, 2019|Show|0 Comments