Co-op News for April 11, 2017

//Co-op News for April 11, 2017

Co-op News for April 11, 2017


  • The BC Election Has Begun!
    If you happened to miss it today, the writ has been dropped, and the B.C. election will be held four weeks from today, on Tuesday May 9. Affordable housing is certain to be one of the big election issues, and we’ll be covering that issue — and others — in the weeks ahead on Each for All.
  • Co-op Support Motion M-100 Adopted
    Last week, the Parliament of Canada voted unanimously to adopt Motion M-100. M-100 is a Private Member’s Motion, tabled by Quebec Liberal M.P. Alexandra Mendès to establish a framework that will promote the recognition and development of co-operatives in Canada.
  • First West Credit Union of Langley furthers community commitment
    In its recent financial statement, First West Credit Union of Langley, B.C. says it has furthered its commitment towards building healthier communities. The credit union has contributed more than $2 million through its community giving activities, including the organization’s signature causes, Feed the Valley and The Full Cupboard, bringing its community investment total to $12.2 million since 2010.
  • Co-op Participation is Important – VanCity
    With the annual general meetings for many co-ops and credit unions coming up, it seems timely to review why your participation is so important. VanCity outlines exactly why it’s important to vote in a new blog on their website, at


  • Co-operate Now
    May 4 – 7, 2017
    Co-operate Now is an three-day co-op business bootcamp. It’s run by BCCA and VanCity with support from over a dozen BC co-ops and Credit Unions. They’re now accepting applications for the 2017 class.
    Co-operate Now 2017
  • Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) Conference
    May 30 – June 2, 2017.
    This year it’s at Ryerson University in Toronto. They invite proposals on the themes of economic, social, environmental, and organizational sustainability.
  • Canadian Housing Federation Canada AGM
    June 7 – 10th, 2017
    In addition to AGM business there are workshops and networking opportunities. Over 750 co-op members, leaders and managers are expected to attend. This year’s AGM is in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  • Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference
    July 12 – 14, 2017
    The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and community organizations to advance social entrepreneurship and improve community livelihoods. This year’s conference is at Cape Breton University.

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Host and senior producer Dale McGladdery began his co-op journey in 2014 when he joined the show. He came from the podcasting world to explore an interest in radio and happily discovered the world of co-ops hiding in plain sight. Dale’s day-job in the technology sector also means he’s the most likely one to be updating WordPress plugins. When he’s not working on the show you might find him playing board games, watching B-Movies, or attending live storytelling events around town.

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