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, Uncategorized

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!

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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!

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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

The Television Premiere of SHIFT CHANGE is Sunday, April 6 @ 5pm on KCTS-9!

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Mark your calendar and spread the word! The television premiere of SHIFT CHANGE is Sunday, April 6 at 5pm PST onKCTS-9 (Seattle’s PBS affiliate). Because KCTS-9 also broadcasts via KYVE-47 and various cable and satellite channels, SHIFT CHANGE will be seen throughout the Northwest and in many parts of Canada. Please spread the word by sharing the SHIFT CHANGEbroadcast information with your friends and … Continued