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2014 International Summit of Co-operatives

Decision makers and influencers from the international cooperative and mutualist community will gather in Quebec City, Canada, from October 6–9 for the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives. The Summit’s bold, ambitious themes will garner the attention and interest of cooperatives from around the globe as well as world leaders and politicians.

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Two BC co-ops finalists in The Co-operators National Co-op Challenge!


Each year co-ops across the country submit videos that are one minute and a half in length to The Co-operators “National Co-op Challenge,” pitching their idea to make the world a better place. People like you and I are given one vote daily to turn a co-op’s dream into reality.


Community Investment Fund Co-ops: Canadian success stories in an environment of policy hurdles

(Part 4 of 4 articles exploring mechanisms to raise community capital for local economic development)

If you were asked where the town of Sangudo is located, you would likely hedge your bets that it lies sun basked and south of the US and Mexican border.

You may be surprised to learn that Sangudo is a rural community of just over 350 people nestled in the centre of Alberta, northwest of Edmonton. While it is not renowned for its spectacular resorts, it does have something very special to offer.


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.

Join us and be part of it all.

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