We are Co-ops : Meet Solid State Community Industries! 

SOLID STATE COMMUNITY INDUSTRIES

What do Mavins Marketing, Queens of Pop, Open City Events, Fusion Five, BLAC: The Black Arts Centre, Just.Us Instincts, and Daily Dose of Blackness all have in common? They are all co-ops associated with Solid State Community Industries.  Using the co-op model, Solid State works with youth from racialized backgrounds to form enterprises to earn … Continued

Flexible, Responsive & Connected – the Compelling Co-op Difference

| Business, Community, Governance
BC co-ops respond to COVID-19

While the world is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis, co-operatives in industry and services are reorganizing themselves, finding strength in the people and communities they serve. It’s not surprising to social-economic strategists that COVID-19 spurred Canada’s co-operative sector to step up and respond to the needs of communities immediately. In many cases, co-ops … Continued

A New Mindset for A Changing Environment: Highlights from 2020 BCCA & ACCA Virtual Conference

| Business, Community, Governance
CO-OPS are flexible, relevant & responsive

COVID-19 has led to dramatic shifts in consumer behaviour. To meet ever-evolving customer experience requirements, co-ops will have to remain flexible, relevant, and responsive. And as people-centred businesses, co-ops should be strategic and invested in sharing how they are there for their members and their communities. At the fall 2020 CIU Strategic Foresight Virtual Conference, … Continued

Introducing new Co-operative Education Workshops & Services for Members & Employees – 30% off!

| Business, Community, Education
Co-op Education

An active, engaged, and informed membership and staff community are critical to the success and sustainability of your co-op. The BCCA offers educational workshops, training, resources, and consultation services for our member co-ops that can help you build literacy around the co-operative model, cultivate a sense of co-operative identity, and boost participation among your membership. … Continued

Welcome Shift Delivery and BC Craft Farmers

| Business, Community, We Are Co-ops

We recently welcomed two new members to the BCCA family: Shift Delivery and BC Craft Farmers Co-op. Shift Delivery is a worker-owned co-op located in East Vancouver. They specialized in “last mile” delivery services utilizing trikes, allowing them to utilize bike lanes and park and unload almost anywhere. They can haul up to 500 lbs and deliver … Continued

We are Co-ops: Cooperation at Victory Gardens

| Community, Environment, We Are Co-ops

By Madelyn Read Welcome to our series “We Are Co-ops” in which we profile our diverse membership and demonstrate the innovation the flexible co-op model supports and enables! BCCA had the chance to catch up with Lisa Giroday of Victory Gardens and learn about their resiliency and growth as a co-operative.  Who and what is Victory Gardens?  … Continued