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Victoria Women In Need Co-operative (WIN)

  Since 1991, the Victoria Women in Need Co-operative has been supporting women along their journey between crisis and wellness. WIN does this by collecting and reselling donated goods in their five shops in Victoria and Langford. The revenue from these sales, together with financial donations, fund five empowerment programs for women. WIN is there [...]

By |2020-02-17T11:47:53-08:00February 15th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

From the Archives: The Role of Co-ops in Sustainable Development

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on the occasion of the 2016 International Day of Co-operatives, July 2nd 2016, said: “I urge Governments to create an enabling environment for cooperatives to thrive and grow. Let us harness the power of co-operatives to achieve the SDGs and create a world of dignity and opportunity for all."

By |2020-02-10T16:58:30-08:00February 11th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

Unifor and Federated Co-ops Limited Locked in Labour Dispute at Regina Refinery

800 Federated Co-operatives Limited employees, members of labour union Unifor-594, have been locked out of their workplace in a Regina refinery since December 5, 2019. This dispute, starting from pension plan disagreements and escalating into a full protest in the last few weeks, has grabbed Canada-wide media attention, putting the word 'co-op' front and center for [...]

By |2020-02-05T08:47:14-08:00January 30th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

Brave Technology Co-operative: Overdose Prevention as a Platform

Brave is a multi-stakeholder platform co-operative with a single mission: to prevent deaths by overdose. Based at the heart of the opioid crisis in North America, the Downtown East Side of Vancouver, Brave's technology is built for and with people who use drugs and respond to overdoses.  In this short episode we learn more about [...]

By |2020-02-04T19:23:13-08:00December 8th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

From the Archives: Nelson Co-operatives Galore – UCCC and The Koop

This is an episode of our From the Archives series, where shows that got lost in our private archives now get their chance to shine. Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  On tonight's show we travel to Nelson, in British Columbia’s Kootenay region. Nelson got its start thanks to [...]

By |2019-11-27T17:38:07-08:00December 5th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

From the Archives: Green City Growers & Evergreen Energy Solutions

  This is an episode of our From the Archives series, where shows that got lost in our private archives now get their chance to shine. Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.      Joshua Peterman explores a fascinating model for developing social enterprises in Cleveland, Ohio.  On this [...]

By |2019-11-26T13:47:54-08:00November 28th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

The Rochdale Pioneers Museum

On Saturday 21st of December 1844, the Rochdale Pioneers first opened their shop to the community, selling pure foods at affordable prices just before Christmas. In that same building is where the Rochdale Pioneers Museum is currently housed. It is located in Rochdale, England, and is often regarded as the birthplace of the modern co-operative [...]

By |2020-02-04T19:23:28-08:00November 27th, 2019|Show|0 Comments