Need some work on your brand or something similar…?

What could $50,000 of creative services do for your social enterprise? For Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), it was a complete transformation of its brand. TUTS was Vancouver’s 2009 recipient of the Kaus. A renowned cultural icon, TUTS needed to reposition itself to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive entertainment market. Karo worked with TUTS … Continued

Bulletin regarding the ICP program of the CDI

Update on the Innovative Co-operatives Projects grant process, 28 October 2009   The list of projects recommended by the program’s external Selection Committee has been forwarded to the Minister’s office for his review and final approval.   Although we had hoped that the successful proponents would have received news by now, it looks as though … Continued

Interested in some “webinars” on agriculture…?

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Canada Farm Business Management Council Upcoming Agriwebinars™ Webinars are a web-based conference bringing the expertise of today’s agricultural leaders that will inform and inspire you from the comfort of your home or office. No travel, no cost, no reason to miss out! Agriwebinar™ is free and anyone can participate as long as they have a … Continued

Food Safety Workshops to be Offered Around the Province

Food Safety Systems Implementation (Processor) Program: An opportunity to evolve your food processing business!   Food processors are well aware of the growing demand for regional food products. These new opportunities, including the potential for sales in retail stores, may demand a new level of food safety requirements. Don’t miss the opportunity to grow your … Continued

October 11-17 is Co-op Week!

Ottawa, October 5, 2009 — Members of co-operatives and credit unions across Canada will be celebrating Co-op Week from October 11-17, a time to reflect on the contribution the co-operative sector has made to the lives of Canadians and their communities. Co-op Week has been proclaimed across Canada every October since 1982.  International Credit Union … Continued

New Federal Agriculture Program May be of Interest

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The newletter item that follows came in a newsletter from PEI which included an article on CAAP which is a possible funding program for agricultural and local food co-ops.  This article focuses on PEI, but there are similar councils in every province and territory with mostly farmers on the board of directors.  They are listed … Continued

Update: ICP Grant Component of the CDI

Update on the recent competition for Innovative Co-operatives Project (ICP) grants, 25 August 2009   The process of assessing and selecting the successful applicants for the ICP program of the Co-op Development Initiative (CDI) is moving along with considerable speed.   The initial assessments have been completed. The peer review of initial assessments will be … Continued

Slaughter Improvement Program

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APPLICATION FORMS FOR GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SLAUGHTER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE   OTTAWA, Ontario, July 3, 2009 – The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture) is encouraging all potential applicants to apply for the new federal Slaughter Improvement Program (SIP). The three-year, $50-million program is now accepting applications.   … Continued

The Co-operators Announces Grants

The Co-operators Announces Grants to Community-Based Organizations in Ontario, Manitoba and B.C. Community-Based Organizations Benefit from $213,000 from The Co-operators Guelph, ON, May 26, 2009 – Today, The Co-operators announced $213,000 in grants to support the work of 11 community-based organizations that help disadvantaged people move toward self-reliance. Each of the organizations provides important services … Continued