Does local ownership matter? A presentation by Michael Shuman

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a Fellow at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Cutting Edge Capital, and Post-Carbon Institute. He is one of the world’s leading experts on community economics.  He makes a compelling case for focussing limited economic development resources on building local living economies.  … Continued



BC Food Systems Network Gathering

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The Gathering Committee of the BC Food Systems Network has started preparing for another Gathering. We are thrilled to announce that Diane Elliott-Buckley will be back this year as coordinator of the Gathering. Welcome back, Diane! Please make a note of the dates of the Gathering: July 5-7, 2013. The Gathering will happen at Camp … Continued



Co-op Day in Victoria!

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Whether your passion is social justice, health care, peace and co-operation, economic sustainability, you are invited to Victoria Co-op Day, Feb 23rd 11am – 2pm at Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield at Moss. Dr Ian MacPherson, global speaker on the co-op sector will speak on Peace, Co-operation and Sustainability.Displays and great door prizes from 18 … Continued



Call for Papers – Canadian Association for Studies in Cooperation (CASC)

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Co-operating @ the (Cutting) Edge: Innovating for Social Inclusion, Sustainability, and Solidarity Conference Theme Co-operatives have always been innovative organizations operating at the edge. Historically, they have emerged as bottom-up responses to socio-economic distress or in communities that are under-serviced or otherwise on the margins. In enabling people to meet their economic, social, and cultural … Continued



Okanagan Car Share Co-op update

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The Okanagan Car Share Co-op recently had their membership launch November 13th which was well attended and theyhope to have the first cars on the road by the end of March 2013.            Check out their website for ongoing updates!  http://www.ogocarshare.ca/