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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

Co-operative News February 18, 2020

Call For Credit Union Hosts Across Canada The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada is looking for credit unions to host participants for its 18th edition of the Women’s Mentorship Program. This is a unique opportunity to support women credit union managers from Africa, Asia and the Americas. This year’s program runs from June 4-13 in [...]

By |2020-02-19T08:03:04-08:00February 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News February 4, 2020

Unifor and FCL Remain at Odds Today, Feb. 4, is Day 61 of the labour dispute between Unifor 594 and Federated Co-ops Limited at the Co-op Refinery in Regina with no end in sight. Bargaining resumed Jan. 31 after Unifor removed barricades around the refinery complex. Talks broke down later that evening and barricades went [...]

By |2020-02-05T08:42:14-08:00February 5th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News Feb. 1, 2020

Vancouver Releases Co-op Lease Discussion Paper On January 28, 2020, the City of Vancouver released its long-awaited discussion paper on co-op lease renewals just as many of these leases are about to expire. The paper repeats the City’s commitment “to preserve and grow the number of co-op homes across Vancouver.” It also sets out four [...]

By |2020-02-01T08:44:04-08:00February 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Co-operative News October 15, 2019

It’s Canadian Co-op Week - Oct 13th to 19th!  Co-op Week has been celebrated by francophones throughout Canada since 1958. In 1981 celebrations were held among anglophone co-ops in the Maritimes and Saskatchewan. The event went national in 1982 with the encouragement of the Co-operative Union of Canada, a predecessor of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada. [...]

By |2019-10-16T08:14:57-07:00October 16th, 2019|News|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

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.   https://radio.wosu.org/post/ohio-opioid-technology-challenges-awards-1-million-four-projects#stream/0 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