We devoted this show to bringing people together in a spirit of co-operation, community and fun! Two special folks are our guides as to the world of co-operative games.
Public awareness of the co-operative business model continues to be top of mind for co-operators across Canada. What better way to share the power of co-ops than through film? Tonight we take a deep dive into this theme.
The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) fifth annual Co-operative Congress is taking place in Victoria, British Columbia, June 19–21, 2018. Host Sandy Goldman gets an overview of the Co-Op Congress from Paul Cabaj, the CMC Manager of Co-operative Development and Strategic Partnerships.
What is "cooperative federalism" and how does it impact the Trans Mountain pipeline? BC based aboriginal and constitutional lawyer Jack Woodward explains.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 [...]