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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

Co-operative News March 24, 2020

Co-ops Can Access Government Support Co-ops and Mutuals Canada confirms that co-operatives will be eligible for the same funding as other businesses from Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. Key highlights of the plan include: -eliminating the payroll tax for three months by providing a 10% wage subsidy to small businesses; -deferring tax payments until August [...]

By |2020-03-25T06:48:28-07:00March 25th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News March 17, 2020

Co-ops Pitching In To Stem Covid-19 Challenges Co-ops are all always concerned about their communities and are stepping up to help neighbours during the current Covid-19 outbreak.  The Calgary Co-op is offering free care packages to people ordered quarantined by public health officials. The packages contain non-perishable food essentials and are available until April 15. [...]

By |2020-03-18T12:31:09-07:00March 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News March 3, 2020

Calgary Co-op To Expand Again The Calgary Co-op is planning to purchase a shopping plaza known as Marda Loop Village and develop an urban grocery store, residential, retail and commercial spaces. Co-op spokesman Damon Tanzola says the new grocery store will have a smaller format than traditional stores, but still offer a variety of fresh [...]

By |2020-03-04T06:53:02-08:00March 4th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News February 25, 2020

Black Groups in Toronto want to launch credit union As Black History month winds down next weekend, we have news of some African Canadian organizations attempting to get a Pan-African Credit Union off the ground in Toronto. Adaoma Patterson, president of The Jamaican Canadian Association, says the goal is to provide financial services to Blacks [...]

By |2020-02-26T07:24:33-08:00February 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments