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

Co-op Confidential: Marty Frost, Director of the BC Co-operative Association and Co-op Developer for Devco

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  Co-op Confidential is a monthly blog series from the BC Co-operative Association that features interviews with co-op business leaders, academics and activists to uncover the pithy truths that propel the co-operative movement.  Sherese Johnson: What is a co-op developer and how did you become one? Was it a calling or an accidental discovery? Marty … Continued

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

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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 horror stories of sexual assault by unlicensed drivers … Continued

Kootenay region co-ops are a community economic development strategy

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The Kootenay region has grown from a hotbed of co-operative activity. According to the Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy, the west and east Kootenay regions of BC have enjoyed nearly a century of co-operation. In the last couple of years the Upper Columbia Co-operative Council (UCCC), a sister organization of the BCCA, has seen … Continued

Co-op Confidential: Elvy Del Bianco, Program Manager for Co-operative Partnerships at Vancity, on building capacity for co-ops in BC

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Co-op Confidential is a monthly blog series from the BC Co-operative Association that features interviews with co-op business leaders, academics and activists to uncover the pithy truths that propel the co-operative movement.  This past week Elvy Del Bianco sat down with BCCA board member and Each for All host, Robin Puga at Vancouver Co-op Radio … Continued

Climate action needs co-operation

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The end of 2014 brought many issues to the forefront of mainstream media that could overwhelm even the most positive and cheerful of folks. Amid the conflicts and controversies were the UN Climate Negotiations in Lima, Peru. If you could not keep up with the fire hose of news stories, we are lucky to have … Continued