ACCESS Learning Series: Cyber Security Webinar

| Announcements, Education

Join us on March 15, 2023, for the upcoming ACCESS Learning Series: Cyber Security Webinar. Are you looking to improve or add a cybersecurity platform? Make plans to find out what you know  and what you don’t and how to minimize the risks to your organization proactively.  The ACCESS Team will be on hand to … Continued

Welcome Litzy Baeza

| Announcements

We are excited to welcome Litzy Baeza to the team. Litzy will be leading the 50-30 Challenge Project with the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association and she and Michelle Tsutsumi, with the BC Co-operative Association, will be co-facilitating the JEDDI in Co-ops Community of Practice sessions. Here is a bit more about Litzy: Litzy is … Continued

50-30 Challenge & JEDDI in Co-ops Community of Practice

| Announcements

The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative co-created by the Government of Canada, civil society, and the private sector that aims to attain gender parity and significant representation (at least 30%) of equity-deserving groups on boards and senior management positions (aka leadership and decision-making roles). Organizations that embrace and practice justice, equity, diversity, and … Continued

Holiday Hours 2022

Please note that we will be closed for the following dates during the holiday season:   Monday, December 26 Tuesday, December 27 Wednesday, December 28 Thursday, December 29 Friday, December 30   Individual staff might be taking additional time off during the holidays to spend time with their loved ones; please please get in touch … Continued

Welcome Otter Co-op

| Announcements

Otter Co-op – a fixture in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley since 1922 and now located in Greater Vancouver and the Interior – is a diverse and growing organization. Today, Otter Co-op has close to 800 team members and operates: 3 food and pharmacy, fashion and hardware stores, 26 Angry Otter liquor stores, 2 … Continued

Okanagan Co-op Meet Up – December

| Announcements, Events, We Are Co-ops
Co-op Meet Up Okanagan

We hope you can make the next Okanagan Co-op Meet Up! Please join us for conversation, coffee, and community. As we move towards the winter holiday season – this event will be more about conversation, building community – and perhaps some reflection on the past year and sharing the one to come. Plan to attend … Continued

BCCA Conference 2023 – let’s hear from you!

| Announcements

We’re planning to hold a conference in June ,2023 focusing on how to make Western Canada the best place on earth for co-ops. Your input is key to a successful event Please take five minutes to complete the survey below and let us know: What topics you’d like to see Where we should hold the … Continued

Shared services puts the 6th Co-operative Principle into action

Shared services put the 6th Co-operative Principle into action

After a year of development, pilots and recalibration, ACCESS is ready for BCCA members! In honour of co-op week and a strong desire to put the 6th Co-operative Principle into action, ACCESS invites BCCA Members to learn more about us and how shared services can help build community through collaboration. On behalf of BCCA and … Continued

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?

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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