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Co-operative Ride-Sharing with Eva Co-op

Eva ride sharing co-operative launched just 8 weeks ago in Montréal, directly trying to challenge the Uber and Lyft status quo. Unique to Eva is its basis on blockchain and the co-operative model. We had a talk with Dardan Isufi, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, about what these innovative co-operators are trying to achieve. With [...]

By |2019-07-09T21:01:35-07:00July 9th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

From the Archives: Co-op Housing Federation of Canada

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 Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  The Co-op Housing Federation of Canada (CHF) is the organized voice of the Canadian co-operative housing movement. Founded in 1968, [...]

By |2019-07-03T14:05:04-07:00July 4th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

CASC, ACE, and ICA Conference 2019: Co-op Youth, Values, and Branding

In May of 2019, one of our producers headed to this year's Co-operative Conference held jointly by the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC), the Association for Co-operative Education (ACE), and the International Co-operative Association (ICA). In this special episode we get a variety of voices from the conference, with a variety of thoughts on [...]

By |2019-06-25T20:48:47-07:00June 25th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

From the Archives: Community Currencies

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 Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  Where does money come from? What is its inherent value? How can communities create their own local currency, [...]

By |2019-06-13T14:55:11-07:00June 13th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

From the Archives: Marty Frost, Developing Co-operatives with Devco

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 Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.  In this episode of Each For All, we talk to Marty Frost, a prolific member of the co-op [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:28:32-07:00June 6th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

2019 CASC Conference and CMC Congress Previews

La Belle Province is the place to be this year as co-operators gather to share knowledge, best practices, and inspire each other to continue the hard work of ensuring the co-operative sector is responsive to community needs. June 18-20 is the sixth annual Co-ops and Mutuals Canada Congress (CMC) and it will be held in [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:57:38-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Empowering Women Credit Union Managers

  Did you know that since 2002, more than 239 women managers of overseas financial co-operatives have come to Canada each year for a unique training opportunity? The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) created the Women's Mentorship Program to empower participants so they can make a difference in their home countries. From intensive training [...]

By |2019-05-16T08:30:08-07:00May 16th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Modo Co-op: A Conversation With Patrick Nangle, CEO

Modo is the first car-sharing co-operative in North America, incorporated in 1997 in Vancouver, BC.  It recently had its AGM, where sustainable growth and commitment to its members seemed to be main themes of the night.  In this episode we talk to Modo's CEO, Patrick Nangle, about his journey into the co-op world, what some [...]

By |2019-05-05T23:12:30-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Co-operatives First & Indigenous Technical Services Co-op

About five years ago, Federated Co-ops Limited, (FCL) a very large player in the co-operative sector in Western Canada, became concerned about the lack of co-op development in rural and Indigenous communities. So they asked The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatoon, to find out why. Research revealed that more [...]

By |2019-04-18T12:06:03-07:00April 16th, 2019|Show|0 Comments

Top Co-op Issues 2019 – Is the social economy overtaking the co-op model?

There are some surprising results in the 2019 Top Co-op Issues survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at The University of Saskatchewan. For the first time, a growing number of respondents are voicing concerns about the co-operative sector getting lost in the renewed interest around the social economy. And once more, [...]

By |2019-04-10T09:56:29-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Show|2 Comments