September Co-op Cafe: Indigenous Co-operatives with Trista Pewapisconias

| Education |

Join us Wednesday, September 29 as we discuss Indigenous Co-operatives with Co-operatives First Indigenous Relations Lead Trista Pewapisconias. This session is timely, as Orange Shirt Day and both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation are recognized in September.  Trista will be discussing her work, and Co-operatives First mandate “to help build co-ops in Indigenous … Continued

2021 Co-op Week Webinars

BCCA Co-op Week

Join us for these (free) Co-op webinars in October During Co-op Week!   Pulse Check Part I: Consultation with Small & Start-Up Agriculture & Food Cooperatives Monday, October 18, 3:00 – 4:30 (PST) The BC Cooperative Association would like to reconnect with agriculture and food co-ops (large and small) after Kwantlen Polytech University conducted snapshot … 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

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp is for entrepreneurs or community members interested in building a co-operative enterprise next training session will begin on May 7. For a nominal fee, participants receive valuable information, guidance, support and gain access to the BCCA’s network of co-op leaders Plus, the Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp sessions are now … Continued

Annual Spring Cleaning Tips for your Website

| Community, Education |
website spring clean up

While springtime is technically a month or two away, the new year is the perfect time for an annual website audit and ‘spring cleaning’. When people visit your site, they see it as a reflection of your organization. If your website looks professional and is loaded with useful information, readers will see you as an … Continued

Efficiency Canada Career Nights 

Efficiency Canada Career Nights

The world of energy efficiency is dynamic and varied. There are more than 436 000 Canadians working in energy efficiency – from HVAC to window installers, policy analysis to programming, energy advisors, engineers, and managers and so much more. The ‘Becoming’ series gives you a chance to get to know some of the people that … Continued

BCCA Guide: How to File Online

| Business, Education
BCCA Guide - Filing your annual report online

It is that time of the year again, as 2020 wraps up, many of our members may have noticed that filing your Annual Report looks a bit different this year. BCCA is here to help! BC Registries has launched Cooperatives Online and has replaced paper report filings with an online service. You can now change … Continued

CMC Fundraising –  One Co-op, Every Co-op Fund

| Business, Community, Education, Government
One Co-op/Every Co-op Fundraising Campaign

The recent sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op without its members’ consent has exposed significant vulnerabilities related to federal and provincial legislation. The current acts clearly do not provide adequate protection of members’ rights or recognition of the co-operative difference. To wrap up Co-op Week 2020, Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) held a National Town Hall … Continued

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