Does local ownership matter? A presentation by Michael Shuman

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a Fellow at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Cutting Edge Capital, and Post-Carbon Institute. He is one of the world’s leading experts on community economics.  He makes a compelling case for focussing limited economic development resources on building local living economies.  … Continued

CDI 2013 Seminar is now FREE!

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CDI would like to announce that registration for CDI’s 2013 Seminar is now free for all participants. We would like to remind you that this is a private event, by invitation only. There is only 40 places left and registration will close on Friday, January 11th 2013. To register, please click on the following link: … Continued

Okanagan Car Share Co-op update

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The Okanagan Car Share Co-op recently had their membership launch November 13th which was well attended and theyhope to have the first cars on the road by the end of March 2013.            Check out their website for ongoing updates!

Next enp Grant Deadline is November 15, 2012

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Next enp Grant Deadline is November 15, 2012 Applying for an enp-BC Grant? Please review eligibility criteria and guidelines before applying. enp Grant Application Form (Fill in the blank WORD format) View our most recent grant recipients or highlights from the past 15 years. Applications may be delivered in hard copy or soft copy by … Continued

CCS Innovation Hub Social Venture Incubator Program

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CCS Innovation Hub Social Venture Incubator Program WHAT: Info session for social ventures interested in our new Incubator ProgramWHERE: The HiVE, 128 West Hastings, Suite 210 WHEN: Wednesday October 24, 2012, from 6:30-8:00pmREGISTRATION: Please register in advance.   The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is a new incubator program for social ventures recently launched by ISIS. Applications are now open for the first group … Continued

Affinity Credit Union Building a Better World

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Ottawa, October 19, 2012   The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada has today announced that Affinity Credit Union has committed $80,000 over the next four years to support the Build a Better World Campaign.   For many years, Affinity has taken a leadership role in community economic development across the province, focusing strongly on entry-level … Continued

The business case for women on boards

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Fuel for when you are discussing why it is important to encourage women to be on the boards of the co-operatives and CUs that CCA is supporting:   Research shows that where there are at least 30% women on a board, the business does better – its bottom line performance is better. The data:   … Continued