- Coast Capital Credit Union is Going Canada Wide
In a December 14th special general meeting Coast Capital announced their members voted in favour of becoming a federal credit union. The next step is regulatory approval from a number federal organizations, including the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal Minister of Finance. This is expected to take a year.
Coast Capital News Release: Members vote in favour of federal credit union
Business in Vancouver: Coast Capital Savings expanding out of B.C. in 2018
- Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) has launched a new lobbying campaign
The campaign is named ‘Solving Challenges Together’. One of the campaign objectives is securing support for Motion M-100. This motion’s purpose is providing support to Canada’s co-operative sector. CMC has also launched a partners program so they can work with others to build support. Their campaign website is http://solvingchallengestogether.ca/
- BC Co-op Association moving
As of Jan 1 their new location is:
#503 – 535 Thurlow Street
- December Co-op Cafe
There is no Co-op Cafe in December.
- Open 2017
February 16 – 17, 2017
Open 2017 is a two day conference on Platform Cooperatives being held in London.
- Canadian Housing Federation of BC (CHFBC) Spring Education Conference
April 1, 2017
Conference details to be announced.
- Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference
July 12 – 14, 2017
The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and community organizations to advance social entrepreneurship and improving community livelihoods.