SVI Vancouver Featuring Stocksy United’s CEO/Co-Founder as a speaker this April

| Business, Community, Education

Taking place at SFU Woodward’s this April 18-20th, SVI Vancouver brings together entrepreneurs and leaders in the social change space for skill building and connections. We’re thrilled that one of this year’s featured speakers is Brianna Wettlaufer of Stocksy United, a BCCA member and the stock photo site built on a co-operative model. Brianna co-founded … Continued

Upcoming Co-op Cafes Schedule

| Community

You may have noticed that we have a lot of Co-op Cafes coming up in different areas of BC and we couldn’t be more excited about this! To clarify where and when these cafes are taking place, we thought we would lay it all out here to avoid confusion:

Meet our new Community Administrator, Maggie Miland

| Community, Uncategorized

We are excited to introduce our newest team member to the BCCA: meet Maggie Miland, our Community Administrator. Originally from Minnesota, Maggie moved to Vancouver to complete her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of British Columbia. While obtaining her degree, Maggie was driven to learn more about as many of the diverse … Continued

BC Budget 2017: Co-ops Key to Powering Economic Sustainability

| Community, Government

VICTORIA – The BC Co-operative Association applauds the Provincial Government for seeing co-operatives as key to building a sustainable provincial economy. BCCA Board Chair Ben Hyman and Vice Chair John Kay were in attendance at the Budget 2017 Update yesterday where Finance Minister Carole James announced that the forecasted surplus of $256 million in 2017-18 … Continued

Kootenay Carshare Launches Wheelchair Lift Van!

| Community |

We are excited to share the news that our member, Kootenay Carshare Cooperative, has launched its Wheelchair Lift Van as of July 1st! In addition, this wheelchair van is the first of its kind in a carshare co-op fleet. The new wheelchair van is part of the “Get a Lift” project that started back in … Continued

Co-ops in Schools Program profiled in Scoop Magazine!

| Community |

CHFBC’s Scoop Magazine has recently profiled the BCCA’s Co-ops in School Program! The Summer 2016 edition of Scoop is available online here: http://scoopmag.ca You can directly access the article via this link(pdf): Tri-Mentorship piece-Scoop Summer 2016.pdf As well, it can be accessed through CHFBC’s main site: http://www.chf.bc.ca A big thanks to CHFBC & Scoop Magazine for profiling … Continued

Dear Santa!

| Community |

Dear Santa, Several of our members have asked the BC Co-op Association to write to you with their wish list for the co-op sector for 2015. We’re hoping that you can make all their wishes come true! Mary Childs of Ethos Law has asked for “a realistic capital raising exemption under securities law, which would … Continued