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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.

Two BC co-op finalists in The Co-operators National Co-op Challenge!

 

Each year co-ops across the country submit videos that are one minute and a half in length to The Co-operators “National Co-op Challenge,” pitching their idea to make the world a better place. People like you and I are given one vote daily to turn a co-op’s dream into reality.

Community Investment Fund Co-ops: Canadian success stories in an environment of policy hurdles

(Part 4 of 4 articles exploring mechanisms to raise community capital for local economic development)

If you were asked where the town of Sangudo is located, you would likely hedge your bets that it lies sun basked and south of the US and Mexican border.

You may be surprised to learn that Sangudo is a rural community of just over 350 people nestled in the centre of Alberta, northwest of Edmonton. While it is not renowned for its spectacular resorts, it does have something very special to offer.

Creston takes buying local to a whole new level

(Part 3 of 4 articles exploring mechanisms to raise community capital for local economic development)

Communities of all sizes are seeking out ways to become more resilient in an ever-increasingly interdependent and globalized world.

Resilience has long been talked about in relation to environment and industry. But what does resilience look like for human communities?

Community Investment Funds: Leveraging the Co-operative Advantage

(Part 2 of 4 articles exploring mechanisms to raise community capital for local economic development.)
As a consequence of the 2008 economic collapse, communities are increasingly active in assessing their own sustainability. “Buy Local” campaigns have garnered much support and success. But with investment dollars flowing out of the community to large financial centres in Canada & the U.S., economic sustainability is a challenge. Many communities are looking for mechanisms that will allow them to “repatriate” this capital – a sort of “Invest Local” strategy.

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