Meet our new Community Administrator, Maggie Miland

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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

CO-OP CAFÉ PROMOTES PRINCIPLE 6

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This grassroots initiative is a great place to ask questions, exchange information, discuss current events through a co-op lens, jam on ideas, and build the local co-op community. BCCA is pleased to support this open discussion where all are welcome.

*NOTE ALTERNATE VENUE FOR NOVEMBER!!!
The next Co-op Café will be held November 30th from 8-9.30 am at French Made Baking, 81 Kingsway, Vancouver. For more information on the Co-op Café series, email Tasha Nathanson at the BCCA.

BCCA MEMBER STOCKSY IN NY TIMES

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Stocksy United Co-op, a stock photo co-operative located in Victoria, has recently been featured in a NY Times article discussing the sharing economy, and how co-ops play an important role.

CO-OPS IN SCHOOL PROGRAM SUMMER UPDATE

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We are expanding the program into Victoria, partnering there with UVic and Mount Douglas Secondary, thanks to new funding from Federated Co-operatives Ltd. We are also bringing Langara College and Burnaby Mountain Secondary, Hugh McRoberts Secondary and North Surrey Secondary into CIS. It’s a busy time laying the groundwork to burst purposefully into the new school year.

CIS CASE CO-OPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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BCCA recently presented the first-ever Case Co-opetition awards to 22 students and four teachers at Rick Hansen Secondary (1st place & the Think Outside the Box Award), Windermere Secondary (2nd Place & Down to Business), Princess Margaret Secondary (3rd Place & Go Big or Go Home) and Point Grey Secondary (4th Place & Radical Co-operation). … Continued

BCCA ED TO RESIGN JUNE 30

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It is with regret that the Board of BCCA announces the resignation of Carol Murray as Executive Director, effective June 30, 2016. Since Carol joined our staff in 2008, she has worked tirelessly to provide excellence in leadership and management to our association.  Carol worked initially as interim Executive Director, later as the Director of … Continued

BCCA Strategic Plan Update

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May 12, 2016 – At this crossroads in its history, BCCA is soliciting member input on its strategic plan. A Strat Planning Task Force, led by John Kay, Vice Chair of BCCA, was constituted in February 2016 and represents 14 of our members. The goal of the planning process is to revision BCCA’s programs and … Continued

Youth Program Featured on 100.5 Radio

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BCCA’s CO-OPS IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM FEATURED ON VANCOUVER CO-OP RADIO May 4 , 2016 – BCCA’s innovative Co-ops In School Program (CIS) was featured on 100.5 Co-op Radio’s Each for All Program on May 3rd. BCCA’s CIS Program Manager, Tasha Nathanson was joined by Deborah Zhang, from UBC, Sarah Goble from BCIT and Mabel Huang … Continued

Co-op Spotlight: Vancouver Food Pedalers Co-op

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The concept of urban farming has been enjoying an upswing in popularity these past several years. We are accustomed to seeing a wide array of models, from small projects on balconies and in backyards to larger scale operations like community gardens and even multi-site productions like that of Sole Food. Part of the attraction of … Continued

In Vancouver’s Uber vs. Taxi Debate, We Need a Co-operative Solution

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By: Kevin Harding, BCCA Director of Co-op Development Co-operation is better than exploitation. There’s been a lot of noise lately in the debate in Vancouver over whether the city’s licensing board should allow the crowd-based ridesharing service Uber into its passenger transportation landscape. This battle is one that is high-stakes: loaded terms like “cartel” and … Continued