BCCA AGM – June 2

| Announcements, Governance

The Board of Directors and staff of the BC Co-op Association are looking forward to sharing exciting updates and connecting with you at our hybrid AGM taking place at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (at Simon Fraser University) in downtown Vancouver and online Thursday, June 2 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. See the AGM … Continued

BCCA Seeks Board Members

Are you passionate about the co-operative movement? Have ideas and experience that could help lead BCCA forward? Apply to sit on BCCA’s Board of Directors (or pass this opportunity along!) Volunteer Board members attend approximately ten regular meetings a year.  Depending on your interest, skill, and background, there may be additional opportunities to be part … 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

BCCA Seeks Board Members

BCCA Seeks Board Members

BCCA Seeks Board Members… Are you passionate about the co-operative movement? Do you have ideas and experience that could help lead BCCA forward to its greatest potential? BCCA seeks board members… qualified individuals to serve on its board of directors -BCCA seeks board members… Do you have ideas and experience that could help lead BCCA … Continued

Legal Support Gap for Co-operatives and Nonprofits Narrows in BC and Alberta

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The support gap has narrowed for co-operatives and nonprofits seeking social and corporately-aligned legal support in BC and Alberta, thanks to the establishment of the Community and Co‑operative Counsel (CCC).  The Community and Co‑operative Counsel teamed together in 2020 to provide legal and consulting services tailored to the specific and unique needs of the co-operative … Continued

Electronic Meetings for Co-ops: Order Extended

Electronic Meetings for BC Co-ops to Continue

With the arrival of COVID-19 last March, so did the need to innovate and adapt quickly. In 2020, a ministerial order granted electronic meetings to occur as an accepted format under the Cooperative Association Act. Last month, the Ministerial Order was extended. This extension will allow fully electronic meetings to continue under the Cooperative Association … 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