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Welcome to the BC Co-operative Association

Work with a co-op? Bank with a co-op.

If you work at a co-op, shouldn’t you bank with one too?

The BC Co-op Association (BCCA) has partnered with Credit Unions of BC to ask this very question — and provide an incentive to do so.

Until Sept. 30, 2014, employees of BCCA members who do not currently have a credit union account will receive a $200 cash card if they choose to open a new credit union account for their payroll deposit. The goal of the initiative is to promote credit union membership through co-operation among co-operatives.


Award winning credit union building focuses on ‘people, place and planet’

B.C. architect Mike Mammone honed in on “people, place and planet” in his award-winning design for the SASCU (Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union) uptown branch in Salmon Arm. The Canadian Wood Council awarded the principal of RATIO Architecture the 2014 Architect Award and Commercial Design Award for his innovative use of wood in the design.

The vision for the 23,680 square foot facility bloomed out of a close working relationship between RATIO and SASCU, with a focus on meeting member needs, Mammone explains.


UBC Bike Co-op cycles forward

What started as a slightly disorganized, anarchic group of students has grown into a structured and effective bicycle co-operative and student club. Jean-François Caron witnessed this growth in his six years with the Alma Mater Society (AMS) Bike Co-op at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Since its inception in 1998, the co-op has been working towards helping people make positive choices in their lives.  


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 developemnt - 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.

Join us and be part of it all.

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