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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

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