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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.

UBC Bike Co-op cycles forward

What started as a slightly disorganized, anarchic group of students has grown into a structured and effective bicycle co-operative and student club. Jean-François Caron witnessed this growth in his six years with the Alma Mater Society (AMS) Bike Co-op at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Since its inception in 1998, the co-op has been working towards helping people make positive choices in their lives.  

seCatalyst Day of Learning

April 23rd 2014
Centre for Dialogue, Royal Roads University

Are you new to social enterprise? Is there an opportunity you want to take advantage of? Do you
operate a social enterprise that could achieve greater levels of success? Are there improvements that
would have big returns? Do you have a marketing, finance, or operational challenge that you need help
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Co-op student shapes art into research tool

Molded into the shape of a brain using cigarette butts and molding clay, this piece of art held deep significance for the 70-year-old workshop participant who created it. It was a way for the recycling co-operative worker in São Paulo, Brazil to express the struggles he has lived through.

News from the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council - Canada's G8 National Advisory Board

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.


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