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Co-operative Politics in the Time of COVID-19

Co-operation is replacing hyper-partisanship as Canadian politicians respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Can this become the "new normal?" And how will co-operative federalism work to tackle the glaring gaps in long-term care and paid sick leave for workers who fear losing income so show up ill and spread the virus? We asked Jody Wilson-Raybould, the [...]

By |2020-05-16T14:11:11-07:00May 16th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

Worker Co-op Recuperation and Revolution in Argentina

Decades of research in the making, Dr. Marcelo Vieta's book, "Worker's Self-Management in Argentina: Contesting Neo-Liberalism by Occupying Companies, Creating Cooperatives, and Recuperating Autogestión" is a remarkable work of academic and political reporting.  Grounded in class struggle Marxism, the book delves into Argentina’s long tradition of working-class activism, the broader history of workers’ responses to capitalist crisis, and [...]

By |2020-05-10T13:31:25-07:00May 11th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

The Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op

In 1996, members of Saskatoon's Riversdale neighbourhood created a community-based organization to help youth engage in creative economic activities based on the co-operative principles and environmentalism. Since then, the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op has evolved into a program that offers high school credits, skill development, leadership and empowerment. The philosophy of CNYC can best be [...]

By |2020-04-27T17:15:42-07:00April 27th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

Co-ops in the time of COVID – Check-ins with John Kay, Thom Armstrong & Ross Gentleman

This is our monthly checkin for April 7th, 2020. The entire world has changed in the 5 weeks since we last spoke. Tonight we discuss what the present and future holds for co-operatives in the time of COVID. How impactful will this pandemic be on the co-op sector and our world? What can we look forward to?

By |2020-04-07T16:04:26-07:00April 7th, 2020|Show|0 Comments

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