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A look back at an inspiring Co-op Week

The BCCA in partnership with The Co-operators hosted a wonderful BBQ in Grandview Park. Although it rained throughout the day The Co-operators staff brought their smiles to serve hotdogs and hamburgers to a number of co-op members and and for the general public in the neighbourhood.

Modo the carsharing co-operative, the Vancouver Tool Library and the Co-operative Housing Federation all gathered under The Co-operators 40 foot dome to share information about their co-operative businesses and organizations, and to raise awareness about co-operatives in their community. 

Co-op Confidential: Award winning writer, Eric Michael Johnson, explains the role of co-operation in evolution

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. 

I recently stumbled upon Eric Michael Johnson’s YES! Magazine article, Survival of the Nicest…Check out the Other Theory of Evolution, in the midst of planning a Co-op Week celebration and contemplating the how wonderful it is that this model exists.

2014 International Summit of Co-operatives

Decision makers and influencers from the international cooperative and mutualist community will gather in Quebec City, Canada, from October 6–9 for the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives. The Summit’s bold, ambitious themes will garner the attention and interest of cooperatives from around the globe as well as world leaders and politicians.

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BCCA Blog: Carol Murray on All 4 Each BC

The BCCA has been working hard to develop great programs and services to build a co-operative economy. 

We want to share our progress with you and update you throughout the year, sharing our successes and letting you know how to get involved. The BCCA Blog will be providing timely updates and sharing stories about our work across BC.  

Co-op Week Events in Vancouver

It's our favourite time of year - Co-op Week! We are pleased that both the the City of Vancouver and the Province have declared Co-op Week, recognizing the work that co-operators make to the economy and community wellbeing. 

If you like BBQ, bowling and the social economy then you are going to want to read on to see what we've got cooking for Co-op Week.