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!

Growing Connections with U.S. Co-operators

Are Canadian and U.S. co-operators putting Principle 6 - Co-operation Among Co-operatives, into action? We examined this growing connection and news from the co-op scene south of the border with Doug O'Brien, President and CEO of the National Co-operative Business Association. Joining Doug on our panel were Ross Gentleman, chief economist for CCEC Credit Union [...]

By |2019-10-01T16:13:35-07:00October 1st, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Doing Politics Differently (2) – Jane Philpott Independent MP/Strengthening Canadian Democracy

In this installment we speak with Jane Philpott, the Independent MP for Markham-Stouffville in Ontario. We also speak with Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director of SFU's Centre for Dialogue who reports that Canadians want in on their democracy but are frustrated with the way it works now.

By |2019-10-03T07:51:33-07:00September 24th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Co-op News September 17, 2019

Cheese Co-op Closing after 134 years The Pine River Cheese and Butter Co-operative in Kincardine, Ontario is closing its doors after 134 years. 25 employees are out of work.   The board of the farmer-owned co-operative made the decision Friday to cease operations. Production is slated to end later this month and sales expected to [...]

By |2019-09-22T09:26:26-07:00September 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Doing Politics Differently (1) – Jody Wilson-Raybould Independent MP

There's a federal election on October 21 and abundant studies and stories of Canadians being dissatisfied with the status quo. They are asking what if, instead of attack ads, war rooms and battleground ridings, politicians of all stripes worked co-operatively across party lines to solve urgent problems?

By |2019-09-11T13:01:52-07:00September 11th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Co-op News Sep. 3, 2019

Brave Technology Co-op Wins $1 million to Help Drug Crisis Congratulations to Vancouver based Brave Technology Co-op. Brave is one of four winning proposals to Ohio’s Opioid Technology Challenge. Each winner receives one million dollars to develop their idea for the comericial market. Desjardins Launches Cooperathon to Tackle Social Issues Desjardins announced the [...]

By |2019-09-04T17:12:01-07:00September 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News August 27, 2019

Financial Boost for Young Co-operators Canada’s young co-operators received a big boost Aug. 27 with the announcement of $38 million in federal funding for those who want to start co-operative businesses. The funds are a renewal of the financial agreement for Futurepreneur Canada, a national non-profit organization which provides services and programs to emerging co-operators. [...]

By |2019-08-28T07:00:41-07:00August 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News August 20, 2019

Calgary Co-op Opts Out of FCL Food Purchasing System This week Calgary Co-op informed Federated Co-operatives Limited (F-C-L) that it will begin buying food from a private company early next year. Calgary co-op represents the largest wholesale customer for FCL.  In an email statement, Calgary Co-op spokesperson Sage Pullen McIntosh said its food business “operates [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:42:54-07:00August 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Co-op News August 6, 2019

Calgary Co-op To Expand Compostable Bag Program   The Calgary Co-op marked Earth Day this year by introducing a compostable bag program and charging a 5 cent fee for plastic bags. Since then, the Co-op says it’s seen a 73% reduction in plastic bag use over the same period last year. That’s why it’s going [...]

By |2019-08-07T07:57:11-07:00August 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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