Realize Opportunity – Building BC’s Social Economy: A Better Future Together

Realize Opportunity Building BC’s Social Economy: A Better Future Together  Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue October 7-8, 2013   Realize Opportunity will explore the role of BC’s social economy sector as a contributor to jobs and economic development, and will also explore opportunities for partnerships with the Province and the private sector. Bringing together … Continued

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