Co-operative Management Education Programs at Saint Mary’s University

| Business, Education

Calling all co-op and credit union leaders: Saint Mary’s University is offering an interactive, 3-day intensive executive education course on professional co-operative development this November. “Enhancing Business Performance through Co-operative Management Practices: How to Strengthen Identity, Loyalty and Participation” runs from November 1-3 and will focus on leading thinking in co-operative management coupled with tangible … Continued

2016 International Summit of Cooperatives

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Three Days of Unmissable Meetings for Business Leaders   Discover the program! From October 11 to 13, 2016, cooperative and mutual managers and decision-makers from around the world can exchange and gear up in order to improve their cooperatives’ ability to ACT while working to reveal the firepower of this business model in relation to … Continued

In Vancouver’s Uber vs. Taxi Debate, We Need a Co-operative Solution

| Business

Co-operation is better than exploitation. There’s been a lot of noise lately in the debate in Vancouver over whether the city’s licensing board should allow the crowd-based ridesharing service Uber into its passenger transportation landscape. This battle is one that is high-stakes: loaded terms like “cartel” and horror stories of sexual assault by unlicensed drivers … Continued

seCatalyst Day of Learning

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April 23rd 2014Centre for Dialogue, Royal Roads University Are you new to social enterprise? Is there an opportunity you want to take advantage of? Do youoperate a social enterprise that could achieve greater levels of success? Are there improvements thatwould have big returns? Do you have a marketing, finance, or operational challenge that you need helpto overcome… … Continued

Final Report: Small Business – Doing Business with Government Project

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The final report for the Small Business – Doing Business with Government Project summarizes the feedback received from small business owners and representatives during the consultation process and the small business survey results. Based on that feedback, there are 12 recommendations for the B.C. government to implement to improve the process, tools, and supports for small business. The March … Continued

International Summit of Cooperatives Registration is Now Open!

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  Participate in a though-provoking week The Summit’s hosts, Desjardins and the International Co-operatives Alliance, are pleased to invite the leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises to register nowand attend a thought-provoking week on the “Cooperatives’ Power of Innovation” theme. Between October 6 and 9, 2014 as many as 2,500 participants from 90 countries will converge to … Continued

Social Enterprise Catalyst: Showcasing Vancouver Island Social Enterprises

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Showcasing Vancouver Island Social Enterprises We’re excited to announce Vancouver Island’s very first Catalyst event- a showcase of Vancouver Island Social Enterprises coming this April 2, 2014 at the Belfry Theatre. Catalyst is an opportunity for social enterprises on Vancouver Island to pitch their best ideas and biggest challenges to a panel of expert judges in order to … Continued