The survey results show that 81% of respondents said a co-operative is more likely to support community values than other businesses; 78% said a co-operative is more likely to support the local economy; and 76% said a co-op is more likely to engage in socially responsible practices.
The 2014 IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership, organized by several co-operatives and other partners, will bring together 175 student sustainability leaders from across Canada in Guelph, Ontario May 23-26, 2014—all expenses paid.
The latest issue of Global Connections is now available. This issue focusses on the important work being done by Canadian Co-operative Association in Asia. I hope you will enjoy reading about the many projects that are helping people build a better world for themselves and their communities.
The Canadian Worker Co-op Federation (CWCF) and the CoopZone Developers' Network Co-operative invite you to join us in St. Albert, near Edmonton, Alberta for our Conference with the theme Educating Each Other for Empowerment, on November 7th - 9th. Members can register by the end of the day on September 12, 2013 to take advantage of our early-bird rate - for members it's even less expensive than last year's early-bird registration fee! CWCF member co-ops are eligible for a travel subsidy, too.