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

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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

Parliamentarians hold inaugural All-Party Co-operative Caucus meeting

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For Immediate ReleaseMarch 25, 2014 Parliamentarians hold inaugural All-Party Co-operative Caucus meeting OTTAWA – Today marked the inaugural meeting of the first All-Party Co-operative Caucus on Parliament Hill.  Members of Parliament and Senators from all political parties were invited to attend. The first order of business was the election of a chairperson.  In co-operative fashion, the … Continued

Partnership and Innovation Fund: Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

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  The Ministry of Social Development provides funding for the delivery of community based initiatives under the Partnership and Innovation Fund. The Partnership and Innovation Fund is intended to increase the employment opportunities for unemployed British Columbians through the use of partnerships, shared information, technology and innovative practices. The Ministry of Social Development focuses on … Continued

Standing Committee on Finance’s Report on Pre-Budget Consultations

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Dear Friends, The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s report on pre-budget consultations, tabled in the House of Commons yesterday, includes a recommendation that the Government consider reviewing the mandate of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). FCC, a commercial Crown corporation, is not required to provide loans in a manner which complements the activities of … Continued

Government of Canada Completes Transfer of Co-operatives to Industry Canada

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Ottawa, April 3, 2013—The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, today announced that the Government of Canada has completed the transfer of responsibility for co-operatives to Industry Canada from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, which was a key recommendation in the report of the Special Committee on Co-operatives published last year. “Co-operatives play an important economic role in generating jobs and growth in Canada,” … Continued

Info Sheet 19 – Update on moving to Industry Canada

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  This is an update surrounding the recent announcement from the government that the federal responsibilities for co-operatives will be transferred from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to Industry  Canada.    CCA in partnership with their sister association CCCM have been in talks with Industry Canada and the Minister’s office.  The attached info sheet provides you … Continued

Industry Canada to assume responsibility for co-operatives

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A new partnership between co-operatives and the federal government   For immediate release Ottawa, January 28, 2013 – Canada’s co-operative movement is delighted with the federal government’s decision to transfer responsibility for co-operatives to Industry Canada and looks forward to working closely with the government on improved access to capital and other issues. In its … Continued

Innovative Co-operative Projects Seminar

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The Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI) would like to invite you to attend our Innovative Co-operative Projects Seminar   This is a seminar that has been specially designed to help co-ops learn how to better their enterprises, and to provide the opportunity for networking with people from the co-op movement all across the country.   To … Continued