Why is it important to check your privilege?

| Announcements

On March 23 the Equity and Inclusion in Co-ops Community of Practice met. Our topic and focus of discussion was centered on Positionality. “Positionality” refers to how differences in social position and power shape identities and access in society. Privilege is a big part of positionality and is the focus of this blog post.   … Continued

Member survey results – what you told us

| Announcements

Earlier in 2023 we sent out a Member Satisfaction survey to each of BCCA’s 98 members. The survey this year was short and (hopefully!) sweet – we wanted to know: 1. how satisfied you are with your BCCA membership. 2. what your organizational priorities are in 2023. 3. how BCCA can assist you in reaching … Continued

Board Opportunities

| Announcements, Opportunities

BCCA is looking for candidates to fill two-year terms on our Board. Please find more information and BCCA’s nominations package here. Be sure to get your nomination in prior to the deadline – Thursday, May 11 at noon!  If you are interested in serving on the Board or require any further information, please don’t hesitate … Continued

Changes to the Cooperative Association Act – Continuing the Conversation

| Announcements, Governance, Government

Last year the provincial Ministry of Finance initiated the review “to identify and address any legislative issues that may prevent cooperative associations from functioning fully and efficiently, while also ensuring transparency and accountability … [and seek] input on any problems, gaps, uncertainties or inconsistencies in the Act, as well as any ideas on how to … Continued

Where can we help you succeed?

BCCA strives to be a member-centric organization that represents our members, provides purposeful, quality programs and services, and advocates for legislative priorities that benefit and advance the co-operative sector. To best serve our members, it is essential that we understand your needs. We want to learn more about where your priorities lie and your thoughts … Continued

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