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Co-operative News September 15, 2020

MEC Members Oppose Sale of Co-op to U.S. Firm On September 14, news dropped that stunned members of Mountain Equipment Co-op; the assets of Canada’s largest consumer co-op will be sold to U.S.-based Kingswood Capital Management. MEC’s Board of Directors made the decision without consulting members, who are also voting shareholders. Today, two petitions began [...]

By |2020-09-15T17:42:39-07:00September 15th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News September 6, 2020

Nanaimo Helps Stock The Lockers for Students   The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Foundation is once again partnering with local organizations to Stock the Lockers for local students. “While we’ve seen significant economic upheaval due to COVID-19, more children will be coming to school hungry, without supplies, shoes for PE or ill-fitting clothes” according to Foundation Executive Director [...]

By |2020-09-07T18:24:40-07:00September 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News August 16, 2020

Bus Stop Theatre Co-op Buys Building Halifax’s Bus Stop Theatre has finalized the purchase of its building after a two-year campaign! Previously, the co-op rented space in the building on Gottingen Street, but the whole place went up for sale in 2019. Executive Director Sebastien Labelle then rallied community members and with donations and funding [...]

By |2020-08-16T10:05:48-07:00August 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News July 7, 2020

New Arts Co-op a Response to COVID-19 Presentation House Theatre (PHT) in North Vancouver has created a co-operative as a way to pivot and move forward in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new PHT Creative Hub Co-operative is an “opportunity to create a mutually supportive community of artists who feel a sense of connection [...]

By |2020-07-07T10:34:09-07:00July 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News June 23, 2020

Brave Technology Co-op Releases BeSafe App Vancouver’s Brave Technology Co-op is releasing BeSafe, its remote supervision mobile app ahead of schedule so that people using drugs don’t have to do so alone. BeSafe is an overdose prevention tool that allows people to support each other. It’s also anonymous and free. Brave is working on activating [...]

By |2020-06-23T09:54:17-07:00June 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News June 9, 2020

Co-operation Virtual Institutes Begin June 15 The Association of Co-operative Educators (ACE) and Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) are partnering to offer Co-operation Virtual Institutes beginning June 15. The overall theme for Phase 1 (June 15-24) is how co-ops can be leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond in areas such as employment, health care, [...]

By |2020-06-09T08:49:29-07:00June 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News June 1, 2020

Gay Lea Foods Distributes 1,400 Baking Kits For families taking on home baking, long-time co-operative Gay Lea Foods is delivering baking kits to spread some joy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 1,400 kits, one to represent each of the farmer members in Ontario and Manitoba, are being sent to families in the Greater Toronto area, [...]

By |2020-06-01T14:58:30-07:00June 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News May 4, 2020

People’s Co-op Bookstore is 75 and Going Strong! Canada’s oldest independent bookstore is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. To that end, the People’s Co-op Bookstore in Vancouver, is launching a fundraising drive so that it can keep going for another 75 years! The bookstore has re-opened with physical distancing measures in place and limited [...]

By |2020-05-04T16:31:24-07:00May 4th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News April 14, 1020

Paid Work in BC’s Non-Profit Housing Sector A new Housing Match website has been launched to pair people laid off due to the COVID-19 outbreak and non-profit housing organizations requiring staff to provide essential services. Thanks to the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Vancity and catalyst Community Developments, this initiative comes at the right time for [...]

By |2020-04-14T12:23:31-07:00April 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News April 8, 2020

Vancity Cuts Credit Card Rates to Zero In a first for any financial institution, Vancity will be temporarily dropping its credit card interest rates to zero percent to help those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. CEO and President Tamara Vrooman says having access to credit for groceries, medicine and other purchases is critical for many [...]

By |2020-04-08T12:05:19-07:00April 8th, 2020|News|0 Comments