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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

Are you a newcomer to Canada with a business idea you’d like to develop?

| Business, Community, Diversity

In Our Hands (IOH) is an entrepreneurship program which helps newcomers to Canada form co-operative businesses with other like-minded newcomers. The program will provide training, mentorship, networking and business development supports to newcomer co-operatives throughout the startup and scaling phases, towards long-term success! If you are interested in joining the first cohort of the In … Continued

Six Reasons Why You Should Start a Co-operative Business

1. Co-ops put people and values first Co-ops take an ethical and sustainable approach to business by considering both the economic as well as the social, cultural, and environmental impacts of their activities. Therefore, decisions made by co-ops balance the need for profitability with the needs of their members and wider community interests. 2. Co-ops … Continued

Speaker Series #3 – April 20 11:30am-12:30pm

Local Investment Solutions – information for Opportunity Development Co-ops or Investment Co-ops interested in raising capital The BC Co-op Association (BCCA), in collaboration with the Alberta Community & Co-operative Association (ACCA) is initiating this new project to enhance local investing across Western Canada. This project will develop a shared services approach to reduce transaction costs, … Continued

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp – March 2-5 in Nelson!

| Agriculture, Business, Community, Environment, Events

Are you part of a team interested in forming your own co-op? Join us for the next cohort of Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp for entrepreneurs and community members ready to build their co-op enterprise. The spring session plans to be a primarily in-person affair, hosted by our friends at the Upper Columbia Co-op Council  in beautiful Nelson, BC from … Continued

February 24 Webinar – How the Co-op Model Serves Value-Add: A Dialogue

| Agriculture, Announcements, Business, Community

Join us for a lively tete-a-tete with Jennifer Walsh, Manager of the BC Food Hub Network in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and Simona Caselli, Head of EU Affairs Legacoop Agri-food / National Association of Agri-food Cooperatives for Rural & Coastal Development. We’ll hear about the BC Food Hub Network’s mandate to increase … Continued

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