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Sooke CASA is expanding its membership

The Sooke Co-operative Association of Service Agencies (Sooke CASA), a British Columbia Co-operative Association (BCCA) member, is stepping out its doors to greet a larger community in order to better meet its vision to provide comprehensive and inclusive services for children, youth and families in the Western Communities, Sooke and Port Renfrew. 

Exciting BCCA Updates!

New Community Engagement Coordinator

BCCA is very pleased to announce the hiring of Sherese Johnson as their new Community Engagement Coordinator. Sherese has been working with nonprofit organizations for the past 10 years, developing communications and programs that get people excited about sustainability and social justice.

Quebec 2014 International Summit of Co-operatives: Newsletter – April 30, 2014

The latest issue of the Quebec 2014 International Summit of Co-operatives: Newsletter is now out! It includes stories on a presentation by Bruno Roelants, Secretary General, CICOPA, and much more!

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Work with a co-op? Bank with a co-op.

If you work at a co-op, shouldn’t you bank with one too?

The BC Co-op Association (BCCA) has partnered with Credit Unions of BC to ask this very question — and provide an incentive to do so.

Until Sept. 30, 2014, employees of BCCA members who do not currently have a credit union account will receive a $200 cash card if they choose to open a new credit union account for their payroll deposit. The goal of the initiative is to promote credit union membership through co-operation among co-operatives.

Award winning credit union building focuses on ‘people, place and planet’

B.C. architect Mike Mammone honed in on “people, place and planet” in his award-winning design for the SASCU (Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union) uptown branch in Salmon Arm. The Canadian Wood Council awarded the principal of RATIO Architecture the 2014 Architect Award and Commercial Design Award for his innovative use of wood in the design.

The vision for the 23,680 square foot facility bloomed out of a close working relationship between RATIO and SASCU, with a focus on meeting member needs, Mammone explains.