North Cowichan and Sustainability Solutions Group win 2013 Climate & Energy Action Award

| Environment |

For release: 18th September 2013 Contact: Petronella Tyson, petronella@sustainabilitysolutions.ca The Municipality of North Cowichan was awarded the Community Energy Association’s Community Planning and Development Award at this week’s UBCM conference. Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) performed North Cowichan’s unique and innovative Climate Action and Energy Plan, launched earlier this year. The plan, with funding support from … Continued

BALTA: Webinar with Elizabeth Sheehan from Climate Smart

| Environment |

Elizabeth Sheehan, the co-founding champion and now president of Climate Smart Business Inc , is leading an exciting webinar on the evolution and scaling of a unique community based approach to carbon reduction.  Organized as a B-Corp which blends non-profit and private ownership, Climate Smart is a social enterprise focused on engaging small and mid–size … Continued

Co-op Cinema Provides Front-Row Seat in Struggle to End Poverty

New co-op cinema gives front-row view of Canadian efforts to beat global poverty Ottawa March 1, 2010  ̶̶  Canadians have a new way to experience the fight to end global poverty thanks to a virtual movie theatre recently unveiled by the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) on its website. “On any given day, Canadians are working in remote … 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

Credit Unions in BC Win Awards for Innovation

| Business, Community, Environment, Youth |

SIX CREDIT UNIONS HONOURED FOR INNOVATION Six Credit unions in Ontario and British Columbia were honoured on November 6 as Central 1 Credit Union presented its 2009 Innovation Awards. The awards were presented to winners and runner-ups in three categories:   (1) an innovative retail, business or insurance product or a new source of income; (2) … 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

Bulletin regarding the ICP program of the CDI

Update on the Innovative Co-operatives Projects grant process, 28 October 2009   The list of projects recommended by the program’s external Selection Committee has been forwarded to the Minister’s office for his review and final approval.   Although we had hoped that the successful proponents would have received news by now, it looks as though … Continued

Food Safety Workshops to be Offered Around the Province

Food Safety Systems Implementation (Processor) Program: An opportunity to evolve your food processing business!   Food processors are well aware of the growing demand for regional food products. These new opportunities, including the potential for sales in retail stores, may demand a new level of food safety requirements. Don’t miss the opportunity to grow your … Continued

October 11-17 is Co-op Week!

Ottawa, October 5, 2009 — Members of co-operatives and credit unions across Canada will be celebrating Co-op Week from October 11-17, a time to reflect on the contribution the co-operative sector has made to the lives of Canadians and their communities. Co-op Week has been proclaimed across Canada every October since 1982.  International Credit Union … Continued

Interesting program at BCICS….

| Business, Community, Environment, Science & Tech |

2010/2011 University of Victoria Community Research Fellowships BC Institute for Co-operative Studies The BC Institute for Co-operative Studies at the University of Victoria invites applications from interested members of the non-academic community, or scholars with no formal university affiliation, to take part as visiting fellows for one to two months, in the stimulating life of … Continued