Co-op Check-ins – Health & Worker Sectors

//Co-op Check-ins – Health & Worker Sectors

Co-op Check-ins – Health & Worker Sectors

Tonight, producer Robin Puga interviews:

Health Sector
Vanessa Hammond
Previous Chair, Health Co-ops Canada

Worker Co-op Sector
Chris Nichols
Operations Coordinator and Co-Founder
Woodshop workers co-op


Health Co-op Sector with Vanessa Hammond

Topics covered tonight:

  • Co-ops, community and democracy in the context of the campaign for proportional representation.
  • Hans Kai across BC
  • Child-centered co-housing, preferably co-op co-housing
  • And having a voice in the provincial budget
  • Creating Community Wellness Society 

Creating Community Wellness Society

From their website:

Who we are.
A Board and helpers, all volunteers, who are dedicated to the importance of focusing on wellness rather than letting illness or injury affect you or others in the community. A small team of volunteers – MORE needed! Tell us your interests, bring us your skills. YOU can make a difference in your own wellness and the wellness of our community.

Contact information.
Board Chair: Vanessa Hammond, 250 415 9272 For questions about the charity’s policies and projects.

Treasurer: Chris Mather, for information about making a charitable donation.

Mailing address 1287 Boulderpath Rd, Victoria, BC. V9C 3X5
cell 250-516-5831

Practitioner Lead: Dacia Moss for information about the wide range of Wellness services available, the Monthly Wellness Clinics and the Health Access Fund.

“The Gift” fund raiser: Krista Stogryn, to contact both Krista and Chris Paul.



Worker Co-op Sector with Chris Nichols

Topics covered tonight:

  • Worker co-op conference, and can go through the days and sessions with some thoughts.
  • Representing CWCF as a delegate member of The Co-opearators
    • How worker co-ops have their voice in this important 3rd-tier co-op.
    • Strategic Planning Discussion at The Co-operators; planning for the future: the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Discussion: not-so-optimistic future for the co-operative movement; productive tensions; the threat of capitalists
  • Succession Planning to transitioning from corporations to worker co-ops
  • Update from Groundswell





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About the Author:

Host and executive producer Robin Puga has been with Each For All from its beginning in 2006. Robin studied at the British Columbia Institute of Co-operative Studies (BCICS) and is active in the co-op community. In addition to working in the technology sector he’s a founding member of the CanTrust worker co-op and previous board member of the BC Co-op Association.

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