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Co-op Spotlight: Vancouver Food Pedalers Co-op

The concept of urban farming has been enjoying an upswing in popularity these past several years. We are accustomed to seeing a wide array of models, from small projects on balconies and in backyards to larger scale operations like community gardens and even multi-site productions like that of Sole Food.


Celebrating 40 - East End Food Co-op

Commercial Drive voyeurs might easily stroll past without notice, but locals know it as a landmark: the East End Food Co-op (EEFC). A bright green awning shelters ample bicycle parking and accessibility ramp to the retail store that welcomes all shoppers, members and non-members alike. That this store has survived 40 years, when the pace of change in the City of Vancouver can sometimes feel overwhelming, is something that can provide great inspiration for other co-operative businesses.


Co-operate Now 2015 program completed!

BCCA and Vancity's co-op immersion program, Co-operate Now, wrapped on June 1st. It was the first run at the program, an intensive co-operative business education program, and we are more than thrilled at the outcomes of the three-day program. Our inaugural cohort gave us valubable insight into how we can build on the program and we are happy to share some of these insights with you. Read more here.


Caring Co-operatively

We're building a new model of seniors' care - elder care co-ops.

Caring Co-operatively, our Elder Care Project, is supported by the Government of Canada and the Vancouver Foundation. We're building a network of elder care co-ops across Canada - and can provide seed funding to get them started.

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Momentum Centre

The Momentum Centre is a one-stop access point for co-op development - if you're starting a new co-op, or building on the successes of your existing co-op, we can help.

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BCCA is the voice of a thriving co-op movement in B.C.

We speak on behalf of the co-op movement, we provide support and encouragement to co-ops, and much more.

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