National Day for Truth & Reconciliation – September 30

| Announcements, Community, Diversity

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Friday, September 30. Previously observed as Orange Shirt Day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities that continue to be impacted by the ongoing legacy of residential schools. We will be closed on Friday … Continued

How is your co-op celebrating Co-op Week 2022?

| Announcements, Events

Co-op Week 2022 is coming up soon! This is a chance to reflect on the contributions the co-operative sector has made to the lives of Canadians and celebrate the impact that co-operatives have in our communities. Co-op Week activities are held all across the country. BC co-ops and credit unions are strong supporters of Co-op … Continued

Welcome New Members – September 2022

| Announcements, Education, Science & Tech

We’d like to welcome BCCA’s newest members – Language Partners BC, Solid State Community Industries, and Coast Car Co-op. Here’s a little information about the newest members of BCCA’s family. Click the links to learn more!   Language partners bc Language Partners BC is a volunteer-run co-operative organization that creates and supports free language exchange … Continued

Welcome New Members – August 2022

| Announcements

We’d like to welcome BCCA’s newest members – Create Exchange Co-operative, O.U.R. Eco Village, Read Island Community Co-operative, and Pathways Archeological Consulting! Here’s a little information about the latest members of BCCA’s family:   Creative Exchange Co-operative The purpose of Creative Exchange is to support the community of creative people that enrich the cultural, social, … Continued

BC Government Funding for Co-op Development

In July 2022, the BC Government funding of $2 million through a one-time government grant to British Columbia’s co-operative movement was officially announced. This funding will support co-op business development and growth, expand services, and enhance the work of co-operatives. We sat down with Elvy Del Bianco, Director, Cooperative & Government Relations, to discuss the … Continued

Finance Coordinator Sought

Finance Coordinator Sought

We’re Hiring! Join our Team. Finance Coordinator Sought! BCCA is looking for a Finance Coordinator to support our organization’s financial activity, including providing services to our many co-operative members. Finance COORDINATOR Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Finance Coordinator will focus on increasing the BCCA internal finance and budgeting systems in line with a … Continued

BC seeks input into the Provincial Co-operative Association Act

BC seeks input co-operative act

BC seeks input into the Provincial Co-operative Association Act from BCCA members and our co-operative community and is launching a review regarding co-operative associations’ incorporation and corporate governance. Your feedback submitted before the August 15, 2022 deadline could help inform vital changes to the Provincial Co-operative Association Act. The Ministry of Finance has launched a review … Continued

Welcome New Members

| Announcements

We’d like to welcome BCCA’s newest members – Diamond Springs Water Bottling Cooperative in Fanny Bay and the Dawson Co-operative Union in Dawson Creek. Diamond Springs Water Bottling Cooperative A worker co-operative set up to provide pure, healthy, ethical, and sustainably-sourced bottled water to households within the natural drainage basin of Wilfred Creek. The Dawson … Continued

Co-op Meet Up – Vernon

Co-op Meet Up BCCA

Much interest and enthusiasm were stirred up by the attendees the last time we connected in Vernon. So much so that the BCCA Okanagan-area team members followed through with your request to plan quarterly gatherings. Plan to attend the Co-op Meet Up, hosted by BCCA on Tuesday, June 7 in Vernon! Michelle Tsutsumi and Corinne … Continued