- Housing Central and the BC Rental Housing Coalition release Affordable Housing Plan
Housing Central and the BC Rental Housing Coalition have released An Affordable Housing Plan for BC. It’s a 10-year plan to improve housing conditions in communities across British Columbia.
The Plan proposes a series of specific measures that can be implemented immediately to increase housing supply, close the affordability gap, and address chronic homelessness in B.C.
- Federal All-Party Caucus on Credit Unions is formed
Government and opposition MPs agreed to form a caucus that will work across party lines to increase awareness of credit unions. This all-party caucus is welcomed by Canadian Credit Union Association. The caucus goal is improving the communication between Members of Parliament and credit unions.
Canada’s Credit Unions Applaud Formation of Federal All-Party Credit Union Caucus
- British Columbians interested in socially responsible investing
More than half of British Columbians are interested in socially responsible investing, which takes into account concerns for human rights and the environment, according to a VanCity report. But 45 percent of British Columbians reported that the biggest barrier for them was not having enough money to invest in socially responsible investing.
- Co-operate Now
May 4 – 7, 2017
Co-operate Now is a 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.
- CASC Annual Conference
May 30 – June 2, 2017
CASC is the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation, and this is their annual conference. This year it’s at Ryerson University in Toronto. They invite proposals on the themes of economic, social, environmental, and organizational sustainability.
- The Canadian Housing Federation Canada AGM
June 7 – 10, 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.
- The 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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