At Terminal City Glass Co-op, badass blowtorches fire up art

By Andrea Warner, November 15, 2012 A block off the sketchy north end of Clark Drive, tucked into a relatively untouched pocket of Vancouver’s industrial history, Terminal City Glass Co-op is situated in a large ground-floor suite of the Mergatroid Building. Outside, it’s cold, wet, and dark; the streets are empty save for the occasional semi truck. … Continued

Moving further to the left: Co-op Radio will soon move to 100.5FM!

The decision is finally in!  On September 9th, 2011, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced their approval to allow Vancouver Co-op Radio to broadcast at the 100.5 FM frequency.  This decision has many benefits for the 35-year-old Co-op Radio, including new technical equipment, new outreach opportunities and new financial income.  Last year, Co-op … Continued

CED Study Bursaries are Available!

$1000 community economic development bursary Deadline to apply: December 14, 2009 The Canadian CED Network, Coast Capital Savings and the Vancity Community Foundation are pleased to announce applications are being accepted for $1000 bursaries to enroll in Simon Fraser University’s Certificate Program for Community Economic Development. The SFU Certificate Program for Community Economic Development is … Continued

Need some work on your brand or something similar…?

What could $50,000 of creative services do for your social enterprise? For Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), it was a complete transformation of its brand. TUTS was Vancouver’s 2009 recipient of the Kaus. A renowned cultural icon, TUTS needed to reposition itself to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive entertainment market. Karo worked with TUTS … Continued

All You Need is Art

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The progressing culture of a city defines and separates it from other urban areas. Unfortunately, London’s arts scene can sometimes feel like a younger sibling in Ontario, often overlooked by larger cities and only seldom chiming in with a unique voice. However, a group of young artists and Western students calling themselves the Open House … Continued

Filmmakers co-op calls on aspiring screen writers

The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative is calling on area residents to get their creative juices flowing. In lieu of Fredericton being named a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2009, the co-op, celebrating its 30th anniversary next year, is encouraging the public to submit short scripts until July 25 regarding what makes Fredericton a cultural capital. … Continued

Innovative Art Co-op Scores Tax Victory for All Commercial Non-profit Co-ops

Under the leadership of its Co-Chair, Sid Gould, InsideArt Cooperative has been successful in stating its case to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that this non-profit cooperative is not subject to the payment of corporate tax on its net income. InsideArt was counseled by an accountant specialized in co-op taxation that it must file a … Continued

Credit union merger to create powerhouse

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It was, at times, a rocky road to the altar. Now the impending union is being cautiously celebrated as the critical first step toward creating a national financial co-operative that could up the ante on big banks. Years in the making and temporarily thwarted by the commercial-paper crisis, the long-awaited merger between Credit Union Central … Continued