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 [...]
Feds Get Feedback on Coops The federal government has released What We Heard: Motion 100 consultations which contains the consultations and submissions made by co-operators and stakeholders from April – November 2018. The general consensus is that Canada has an innovative co-op sector with great potential for growth. But several barriers are standing in the [...]
There are some surprising results in the 2019 Top Co-op Issues survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at The University of Saskatchewan. For the first time, a growing number of respondents are voicing concerns about the co-operative sector getting lost in the renewed interest around the social economy. And once more, [...]
What does a small town do when its single-screen movie house is about to close? Turn it into a dollar store? Say "that was then, this is now?" Stay home and watch Netflix? Have a listen as the folks in Campbellford, Ontario share an alternative scenario - one rooted in community-building, volunteerism and civic pride. [...]
How do you ensure your workforce reflects your diverse membership? Then create a workplace culture that values differences, safety, collaboration and pays a living wage? Well, the Board of Directors at Vancity Savings Credit Union has made a commitment to diversity and inclusion, according to Chair Anita Braha. Listen to the first half of our [...]
If 2019 is the year you want to explore the world of co-operatives in greater depth, Each For All can help you out. First, listen as Lisa Furfaro of the BC Co-op Association and Erin Hancock of Saint Mary's University share their co-operative journeys and recommendations for getting started. Find an event, a co-operative [...]
Each For All was sponsored to attend this year's Co-operative Congress held in Victoria June 19-21, 2018. Today we'll bring you some of the sounds and stories from the conference, including coverage of the five young co-operators who could attend as a result of the Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund.
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.