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The first community service co-operative for competency based counsellors celebrates its first year of success and prosperity!

The Association of Co-operative Counselling Therapists (ACCT) recently celebrated its one-year incorporation. Having grown from a base of 10 to closer to 200 members in its first year, the organization has a lot to cheer about.

As explained on the ACCT website, “ACCT is the first community service co-operative for competency based counsellors incorporated under the Co-operative Association Act of British Columbia and will be home to counsellors across Canada, who demonstrate competency and excellence in the counselling profession.”

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A look back at an inspiring Co-op Week

The BCCA in partnership with The Co-operators hosted a wonderful BBQ in Grandview Park. Although it rained throughout the day The Co-operators staff brought their smiles to serve hotdogs and hamburgers to a number of co-op members and and for the general public in the neighbourhood.

Modo the carsharing co-operative, the Vancouver Tool Library and the Co-operative Housing Federation all gathered under The Co-operators 40 foot dome to share information about their co-operative businesses and organizations, and to raise awareness about co-operatives in their community. 

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Co-op Confidential: Award winning writer, Eric Michael Johnson, explains the role of co-operation in evolution

Co-op Confidential is a monthly blog series from the BC Co-operative Association that features interviews with co-op business leaders, academics and activists to uncover the pithy truths that propel the co-operative movement. 

I recently stumbled upon Eric Michael Johnson’s YES! Magazine article, Survival of the Nicest…Check out the Other Theory of Evolution, in the midst of planning a Co-op Week celebration and contemplating the how wonderful it is that this model exists.

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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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Membership

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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