Government Relations – Gaining Traction

| Business, Government, Opportunities
Government Relations and BC Co-operatives

Through BCCA Government Relations efforts, BC co-ops are gaining traction with government decision-makers. On behalf of our members, we’ve secured several meetings over the last number of months with high-ranking elected officials and other policymakers to discuss how to create a legislative and social environment that allows co-operatives to thrive. Here are the areas that … Continued

Co-op Development Bootcamp Wraps Up

| Business, Community, Education
Co-op Development Bootcamp

The three-day Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp spring session wraps up with great results.  Designed for entrepreneurs or community members interested in building a co-operative enterprise took place online on May 7, 8, and 9th. This cohort saw 22 participants from eight proposed co-ops, ranging in location from Golden to Gold River, Nelson, Vancouver and … Continued

BCCA Seeks Board Members

BCCA Seeks Board Members

BCCA Seeks Board Members… Are you passionate about the co-operative movement? Do you have ideas and experience that could help lead BCCA forward to its greatest potential? BCCA seeks board members… qualified individuals to serve on its board of directors -BCCA seeks board members… Do you have ideas and experience that could help lead BCCA … Continued

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp is for entrepreneurs or community members interested in building a co-operative enterprise next training session will begin on May 7. For a nominal fee, participants receive valuable information, guidance, support and gain access to the BCCA’s network of co-op leaders Plus, the Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp sessions are now … Continued

Legal Support Gap for Co-operatives and Nonprofits Narrows in BC and Alberta

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The support gap has narrowed for co-operatives and nonprofits seeking social and corporately-aligned legal support in BC and Alberta, thanks to the establishment of the Community and Co‑operative Counsel (CCC).  The Community and Co‑operative Counsel teamed together in 2020 to provide legal and consulting services tailored to the specific and unique needs of the co-operative … Continued

Executive Director Named for BCCA and ACCA

Executive Director Named for BCCA and ACCA

The board of directors of the Alberta Community Co-operative Association (ACCA) and the BC Co-operative Association (BCCA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Cabaj to the position of executive director effective February 4th. “When you reviewed the strategic plans of both organizations, done independently, there is a remarkable degree of alignment,” affirmed Randy … Continued

Order of BC Seeking Nominations to Recognize  Inspiring Individuals 

Order of BC Nominations Open

Nominations are being accepted for the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest honour. Any person is welcome to nominate a deserving individual as a candidate for appointment to the Order of British Columbia.  The award is extended to those British Columbians who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in a field of endeavour … Continued

Funding Stream Open: Co-operative Development Program

Co-operative Development Program

Since 1992, The Co-operators has administered a program of grants dedicated to emerging and expanding co-operatives. Over $2.6 million has been provided to co-operatives across Canada through this unique program. This year the Co-operators are making up to $250,000 in grants available through the Co-operative Development Program (CDP),  in support of emerging and expanding co-operatives … Continued

Efficiency Canada Career Nights 

Efficiency Canada Career Nights

The world of energy efficiency is dynamic and varied. There are more than 436 000 Canadians working in energy efficiency – from HVAC to window installers, policy analysis to programming, energy advisors, engineers, and managers and so much more. The ‘Becoming’ series gives you a chance to get to know some of the people that … Continued

Electronic Meetings for Co-ops: Order Extended

Electronic Meetings for BC Co-ops to Continue

With the arrival of COVID-19 last March, so did the need to innovate and adapt quickly. In 2020, a ministerial order granted electronic meetings to occur as an accepted format under the Cooperative Association Act. Last month, the Ministerial Order was extended. This extension will allow fully electronic meetings to continue under the Cooperative Association … Continued