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MP Jenny Kwan on Affordable Housing & Co-op Checkins

Listen in as our honourable member of parliament for East Vancouver, Jenny Kwan, and guest Thom Armstrong discuss the challenges facing housing co-operatives in these extraordinary times. As well, our regular checkins bring you news from the co-op sector.

By |2020-12-07T20:55:57-08:00December 1st, 2020|Show|0 Comments

B.C. Eco Seed Co-op/VALU Co-op

In this episode of Each For All, we're excited to bring you features on two co-ops from BC: one rural, one urban. Both demonstrate how much can be done when people work together in co-operative ways to solve problems in their communities. The B.C. Eco Seed Co-op's mission is get good local seeds to farmers [...]

By |2020-11-24T18:25:44-08:00November 25th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

SaveMEC Campaign Goes To Court/Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency w Seth Klein

SaveMEC.ca! Each For All continues its search for answers as to how we can stop this from happening again. We begin with an update on the legal battles being waged by members with the support of the Canadian co-operative sector. As well, our producer Vesta interviews Seth Klein whose new book A GOOD WAR: MOBILIZING CANADA FOR THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY is getting plenty of attention.

By |2020-09-30T07:20:07-07:00September 29th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

MEC Members Bypassed in Sale of Assets to U.S. Firm

On Monday September 14, news broke that Mountain Equipment Co-op's board of directors had unanimously approved a deal to sell MEC's assets to a private U.S. firm.  MEC never asked its members (more than 5 million) to weigh in. What happened to Co-operative Principle #2 - Democratic Member Control? Listen in and find out.

By |2020-09-30T07:13:32-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Show|2 Comments

Are the Kids Alright? K-12 Education and COVID-19

In March, schools closed across Canada when COVID-19 took hold. Lessons moved online and parents pitched in when they could. All summer provincial premiers and public health officers promoted the importance of getting students back to school for their social and emotional well being, while keeping everyone safe. But parents demanded online options not wanting [...]

By |2020-09-18T12:38:36-07:00September 18th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

Post-Secondary Education and COVID-19

Students and staff in post-secondary programs had to adapt quickly once COVID-19 lockdowns began in March. Over the course of a weekend, in person classes went online, not always a smooth transition, and facilities and services were no longer available. Now, as the fall term begins, a "new normal" is in place. This transition has [...]

By |2020-09-11T13:23:36-07:00September 11th, 2020|Show|2 Comments

Co-ops in the time of COVID – w/ John Kay, Thom Armstrong & Ross Gentleman / special guest Adam Trott

This is our monthly checkin for August 4th, 2020. Panel guests are John Kay, Thom Armstrong and Ross Gentleman. We continue our discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on co-operatives. Special guest Adam Trott is the recent winner of St. Mary's University - International Centre for Co-operative Management's essay competition #Co-ops4JustEconomy.

By |2020-09-10T10:54:56-07:00August 4th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

Oasis Active Aging in Place – A Preventive Alternative to Long-Term Care – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we introduced Oasis Senior Supportive Living which promotes aging in place for seniors with activities to combat social isolation and foster good health. Oasis began in one apartment building in Kingston, Ontario 11 years ago. Members there have created a supportive community through social activities, communal meals and group [...]

By |2020-07-30T13:51:16-07:00July 30th, 2020|Show|3 Comments