Webinar: Co-operative Management Education at Saint Mary’s University

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Webinar: Co-operative Management Education  at Saint Mary’s University Global and professional approach: online and part-time Dec 17, 2013, 1pm-2pm Atlantic Standard Time   Registration is required. To register, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/600868066125408002   hosted by     www.ManagementStudies.coop    The webinar features the Co-operative Management Education offerings from Saint Mary’s University (Master’s program and Graduate Diploma).  … Continued

Liberals to table a motion to further Strengthen Canada’s Cooperatives

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release  Liberals to table a motion to further Strengthen Canada’s Cooperatives   OTTAWA, October 15, 2013 – The Honourable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament for York West and Liberal Industry, Small Business and Tourism Critic, along with the Honourable Mauril Bélanger, Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier and Liberal Advocate for Co-operatives, … Continued

Small Business BC Award Nomination Are Open!

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All SMALL BUSINESS BC AWARDS nominees get access to exclusive business tools, education and support. The farther you get in the competition, the more your business benefits.   And if you win, you’ll receive the Premier’s Prize of $1500 cash, an  All Access Pass to Small Business BC education and experts, and ongoing business mentorship. As well as the honour of … Continued

BC & Ontario forming cooperative securities register

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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has announced that the BC and Ontario governments are collaborating on what they hope will become a national cooperative securities register. The new register will be in place by July 1, 2015. Click here for a Vancouver Province article that provides an overview of the new proposal http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Feds+Ontario+agree+establish+operative+securities+regulator/8932683/story.html. BC Finance Minister … Continued

East End Food Co-op Board Recruitment Call-Out

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Hello all, Please take a moment to read about our food co-op’s call-out for the Board of Directors and consider applying or sharing it with your networks. Thank you! In this pivotal moment of the store’s 38-year history, the East End Food Co-operative (EEFC) is excited to seek nominations for new board members. About the … Continued

Coast Capital CEO receives double honour

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Tracy Redies tapped for UVic board and named among Top 25 Women of Influence of 2013 SURREY, BC, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ – Coast Capital Savings president and CEO Tracy Redies has been appointed to the board of governors of the University of Victoria effective September 7 and also named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence of 2013. Redies’ appointment to the University … Continued

49 days to go: Connect with co-operators in Cape Town!

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The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is an independent, non-governmental organisation that unites, represents and serves Co-operatives worldwide. It exists to provide an effective and efficient global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and Co-ordinated action for and about Co-operatives.  During the week of 1-5 November 2013, you are invited to attend the ICA’s global conference … Continued

CoopZone On-line Training Program!

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The CoopZone Developers’ Network Co-operative is pleased to announce the information for its multi-level on-line training program on co-operative development beginning each fall. There are three different levels:  Introductory Course, Foundations, and Advanced. The Introductory Course is appropriate for people interested in understanding the types and roles of co-ops and the basic co-op development process but … Continued

Does local ownership matter? A presentation by Michael Shuman

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a Fellow at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Cutting Edge Capital, and Post-Carbon Institute. He is one of the world’s leading experts on community economics.  He makes a compelling case for focussing limited economic development resources on building local living economies.  … Continued