BC Government Announces Investment in Co-op Development

In July 2022, the BC Government announced a new investment of $2 million through a one-time government grant to British Columbia’s co-operative movement. 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 investment announcement and what … 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

BCCA AGM – June 2

| Announcements, Governance

The Board of Directors and staff of the BC Co-op Association are looking forward to sharing exciting updates and connecting with you at our hybrid AGM taking place at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (at Simon Fraser University) in downtown Vancouver and online Thursday, June 2 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. See the AGM … Continued

Opportunities for Employment

Job posting

We’re Hiring! Join our Team. We are looking for keen individuals who will complement our team. It’s about the fit. You are flexible, friendly, collaborative and self-directed. Your values and attitude fit the co-op movement and its identity and principles. Please use the provided links to view the available positions within our organization and to … Continued

BCCA To Support “Local Investment Solutions” Project, Led by the ACCA and Funded by PrairiesCan

| Announcements, Business

Excellent green jobs, supply chains that work for local produces, and succession planning solutions for owners and communities, are the economic impacts The Alberta Community & Co-operative Association (ACCA) is working towards as part of their new Local Investment Solutions (LIS) initiative, thanks to a Federal investment through PrairiesCan of more than $1.1 million. This … Continued

Federal Budget 2022 – BCCA Response

Members – today is a great day for co-operatives in Canada! At the very forefront of the Federal Budget is a $500 million dollar allotment towards co-operative housing. This is the largest investment for co-operative housing in over thirty years, and it is estimated that 6,000 units will be constructed with this fund.   A big … Continued

BCCA Seeks Board Members

Are you passionate about the co-operative movement? Have ideas and experience that could help lead BCCA forward? Apply to sit on BCCA’s Board of Directors (or pass this opportunity along!) Volunteer Board members attend approximately ten regular meetings a year.  Depending on your interest, skill, and background, there may be additional opportunities to be part … Continued