The Co-operators Announces Grants

The Co-operators Announces Grants to Community-Based Organizations in Ontario, Manitoba and B.C. Community-Based Organizations Benefit from $213,000 from The Co-operators Guelph, ON, May 26, 2009 – Today, The Co-operators announced $213,000 in grants to support the work of 11 community-based organizations that help disadvantaged people move toward self-reliance. Each of the organizations provides important services … Continued

BCCA Welcomes New Youth Programs Director

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A big welcome to Chelsea Lake, the new Director of Youth Programs!  Chelsea began her involvement with The YES, formerly Camp Rainbow, as a participant in the   program in 1999. Since then Chelsea has been involved as a staff member, workshop facilitator and administrative assistant for the program.  As one of the founding member of … Continued

On Co-op Record for Youth Funds

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Incredible things happen when 270 co-operators join together for a common cause. Record-breaking attendance at the annual Co-op Conference and Gala was almost overshadowed by a record-breaking fundraising amount.  For the first time ever, $10,000 was raised to support Co-operative Young Leaders (CYL), a leadership camp operated by the Ontario Co-operative Association.  Participants in the … Continued

Support Renewal of CDI!

Canada’s national co-op associations are asking co-ops and their members across the country to join the campaign to renew the Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI), a federal program that helps promote and develop new and emerging co-ops. CDI is a unique partnership program between the federal government, the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and the Conseil canadien … Continued

Centre helps kids in Cloverdale (Quebec) community

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Marie Schaap-Cawlishaw helps Sami Bolombe with his homework. In the background, La Corde staff member Andrea Gariepy is tutoring Chika Okereke. A new initiative in the Cloverdale community of Pierrefonds aims to nourish the bodies and minds of underprivileged kids. La Corde Cloverdale Community Project, founded by Montreal Youth Unlimited [MYU] in partnership with World … Continued

Youth Pioneering Co-operation around the World

(Vancouver) On June 2 and 3, young people from around the world met to discuss how co-operatives can offer solutions to a sustainable future – and they did it without a single plane trip. The annual Building Co-operative Futures youth conference was held simultaneously in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Guelph, Karachi (Pakistan) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) this … Continued