seCatalyst Day of Learning

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April 23rd 2014Centre for Dialogue, Royal Roads University Are you new to social enterprise? Is there an opportunity you want to take advantage of? Do youoperate a social enterprise that could achieve greater levels of success? Are there improvements thatwould have big returns? Do you have a marketing, finance, or operational challenge that you need helpto overcome… … Continued

Final Report: Small Business – Doing Business with Government Project

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The final report for the Small Business – Doing Business with Government Project summarizes the feedback received from small business owners and representatives during the consultation process and the small business survey results. Based on that feedback, there are 12 recommendations for the B.C. government to implement to improve the process, tools, and supports for small business. The March … Continued

International Summit of Cooperatives Registration is Now Open!

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  Participate in a though-provoking week The Summit’s hosts, Desjardins and the International Co-operatives Alliance, are pleased to invite the leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises to register nowand attend a thought-provoking week on the “Cooperatives’ Power of Innovation” theme. Between October 6 and 9, 2014 as many as 2,500 participants from 90 countries will converge to … Continued

Social Enterprise Catalyst: Showcasing Vancouver Island Social Enterprises

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Showcasing Vancouver Island Social Enterprises We’re excited to announce Vancouver Island’s very first Catalyst event- a showcase of Vancouver Island Social Enterprises coming this April 2, 2014 at the Belfry Theatre. Catalyst is an opportunity for social enterprises on Vancouver Island to pitch their best ideas and biggest challenges to a panel of expert judges in order to … Continued

Webinar: Co-operative Management Education at Saint Mary’s University

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Webinar: Co-operative Management Education  at Saint Mary’s University Global and professional approach: online and part-time Dec 17, 2013, 1pm-2pm Atlantic Standard Time   Registration is required. To register, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/600868066125408002   hosted by     www.ManagementStudies.coop    The webinar features the Co-operative Management Education offerings from Saint Mary’s University (Master’s program and Graduate Diploma).  … Continued

Liberals to table a motion to further Strengthen Canada’s Cooperatives

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release  Liberals to table a motion to further Strengthen Canada’s Cooperatives   OTTAWA, October 15, 2013 – The Honourable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament for York West and Liberal Industry, Small Business and Tourism Critic, along with the Honourable Mauril Bélanger, Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier and Liberal Advocate for Co-operatives, … Continued

Small Business BC Award Nomination Are Open!

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All SMALL BUSINESS BC AWARDS nominees get access to exclusive business tools, education and support. The farther you get in the competition, the more your business benefits.   And if you win, you’ll receive the Premier’s Prize of $1500 cash, an  All Access Pass to Small Business BC education and experts, and ongoing business mentorship. As well as the honour of … Continued

BC & Ontario forming cooperative securities register

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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has announced that the BC and Ontario governments are collaborating on what they hope will become a national cooperative securities register. The new register will be in place by July 1, 2015. Click here for a Vancouver Province article that provides an overview of the new proposal http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Feds+Ontario+agree+establish+operative+securities+regulator/8932683/story.html. BC Finance Minister … Continued