Top Co-op Issues 2020

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Top Co-op Issues 2020

This past year saw co-operatives rally to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit unions stepped up to waive fees and implement new services while food co-ops ensured their shelves were stocked with fresh, local fare. Co-ops showed how their democratic structure and putting people before profit makes a difference, especially in a crisis.

We lost a large consumer co-op with the demise of MEC. There are certainly lessons to be learned from that situation about co-op governance and ensuring co-operative leaders understand our values. 

The Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives sent out its annual survey about the Top Co-op Issues 2020 in December of last year, allowing time for co-ops to reflect on what had been and look forward to what’s next?

Stan Yu, Research and Communications Co-ordinator for the Centre, shares the findings of this fifth annual survey. Have a listen.

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I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

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