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Car Share Co-op’s partnership boosts fruit tree harvest

The Okanagan Fruit Tree Project more than doubled its harvest this year, and organizers are exuberant in their thanks to the Okanagan Car Share Co-op for their help in making it happen.

“It’s awesome,” says coordinator Casey Hamilton. “With the Co-op’s truck, we were able to harvest from orchards as well as backyards and haul way more fruit. And we expanded into Penticton and Summerland for the first time.”

“Move that bus!” Langley seniors celebrate launch of new Bus Co-op

A grey and rainy October day didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of almost 40 people 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.

“Move that bus!” Langley seniors celebrate launch of new Bus Co-op

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.

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Good Jobs Economy in BC conference highlights the role of co-operatives

Close to 100 people attended a day-long conference on November 21st on “good jobs” organized by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), BC Federation of Labour, Progressive Economics Forum and SFU’s Centre for Global Political Economy. The Vancouver conference framed out some of the opportunities and challenges to creating a good jobs economy in BC.  

Co-op Confidential: Interview with Groundswell Director Gilad Babchuk, connecting co-ops with social impact


Whether you refer to it as social impact business, social economy or social enterprise, it is hard to ignore that businesses committed to a triple-bottom line are increasingly capturing the attention of both governments and investors. 

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