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.
Music intro - Bruce Cockburn "Going to the Country"IntroThis 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 [...]
During Spring Break 2016 I went to visit family in Toronto and do my first interview for Each for All. That's Reba Plummer, co-executive director of the Urbane Cyclist worker-coop which began in 1997. She's [...]
I really enjoyed working on this show because I love libraries and am a teacher-librarian at an elementary school in the Lower Mainland.