Opportunities for Employment

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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

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

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-op Meet Up – Okanagan

Can you make it? Plan to attend the first in-real-time… in a long time… Co-op Meet Up, hosted by BCCA on March 29 in Vernon, BC. The BCCA Leadership Team is in Vernon for a few days – in town for a conference and leadership meeting. We’ve set time aside, hoping to connect with you … Continued

Speaker Series #2 – February 16

Join us on Wednesday, February 16 from 11:30am-12:30pm BC Time (12:30-1:30pm Alberta time) for a one hour webinar profiling the “In Our Hands” project! Register by clicking here   About the Program In Our Hands (IOH) is a co-operative entrepreneurship (“co-opreneurship”) program that aims to facilitate the development of co-operative enterprises that meet the employment … 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

Welcome New Member – Ananda Cooperative Wellbeing Services

The BC Co-op Association is pleased to welcome Ananda Co-operative Wellbeing Services as our newest member! We reached out to the folks at Ananda to give them an opportunity to share some information about themselves – here’s what they told us: “Ananda Cooperative Wellbeing Services is a worker-owned coop that takes ancient well-being rituals and … Continued

ACCESS Shared Services Model: Launching Development Phase

| Community, Governance, Opportunities
Shared Services Platform Co-operative

ACCESS is building collaboration and capacity in the nonprofit sector through the development of a shared services platform from which members can work together – smarter!  Introducing ACCESS The Allied Community and Co-operative Shared Services (ACCESS) is a shared service non-profit co-operative specifically formed to provide administrative back-office support for civil society organizations including co-ops, … Continued