As a preview to Social Enterprise Month in May, the BC government’s Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation has taken a major step forward in building social impact into its purchasing and procurement decisions – and co-operatives can easily play an important role in this development. At BCCA, we’re also really excited about some our own plans for Social Enterprise month.
A grey and rainy October day didn’t deter the enthusiasm of almost 40 people from huddling under a Vancity tent to celebrate the launch of the new Bus Co-op in Langley.
Currently running two buses in the Langley region, this innovative co-op is designed to offer seniors organizations an inexpensive alternative to ferry the seniors they serve to events and destinations of interest in a safe and more cost-effective way than current modes of transport.
The Nova Scotia Co-operative Council is pleased to announce that our President & CEO Dianne Kelderman has been invited to participate on Canada’s G8 National Advisory Board, to create Canada’s Report for the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force meeting being held in June 2014.