International Summit of Cooperatives Registration is Now Open!

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  Participate in a though-provoking week The Summit’s hosts, Desjardins and the International Co-operatives Alliance, are pleased to invite the leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises to register nowand attend a thought-provoking week on the “Cooperatives’ Power of Innovation” theme. Between October 6 and 9, 2014 as many as 2,500 participants from 90 countries will converge to … 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

Island Roots Market Co-op – Open House

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Tuesday January 21 4 to 8 pm Co-op Open House 625 Townsite.  If you are a local producer (farmer, other food producer or artisan) and want to sell product at this event please let Brian Fisher (email irco-op@shaw.ca) know your space and other requirements as he will be making those arrangements. There will be no “table” fee for … Continued

Social Enterprise Catalyst: Showcasing Vancouver Island Social Enterprises

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Showcasing Vancouver Island Social Enterprises We’re excited to announce Vancouver Island’s very first Catalyst event- a showcase of Vancouver Island Social Enterprises coming this April 2, 2014 at the Belfry Theatre. Catalyst is an opportunity for social enterprises on Vancouver Island to pitch their best ideas and biggest challenges to a panel of expert judges in order to … Continued

Webinar: Co-operative Management Education at Saint Mary’s University

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Webinar: Co-operative Management Education  at Saint Mary’s University Global and professional approach: online and part-time Dec 17, 2013, 1pm-2pm Atlantic Standard Time   Registration is required. To register, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/600868066125408002   hosted by     www.ManagementStudies.coop    The webinar features the Co-operative Management Education offerings from Saint Mary’s University (Master’s program and Graduate Diploma).  … 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

BC credit union wins Central 1 honour

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  A credit union in northern British Columbia which won a national innovation award last summer for using technology to serve members in remote communities, has received another honour – this time from Central 1.   North Peace Savings & Credit Union of Fort St. John, BC received Central 1’s Service Innovation Award for Technology Connects the North, … Continued

Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) has won the 2013 DotCoop Global Award

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The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) has won the 2013 DotCoop Global Award for Co-operative Excellence in the co-operative organization category.   The award, which was presented at the ICA conference in Cape Town, recognizes co-operatives around the world for their commitment to co-operative values and principles, with a particular emphasis on web communications.  In 2011, CCA received an … Continued