BC Government Funding for Co-op Development

In July 2022, the BC Government funding of $2 million through a one-time government grant to British Columbia’s co-operative movement was officially announced. This funding will support co-op business development and growth, expand services, and enhance the work of co-operatives. We sat down with Elvy Del Bianco, Director, Cooperative & Government Relations, to discuss the … Continued

Finance Coordinator Sought

Finance Coordinator Sought

We’re Hiring! Join our Team. Finance Coordinator Sought! BCCA is looking for a Finance Coordinator to support our organization’s financial activity, including providing services to our many co-operative members. Finance COORDINATOR Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Finance Coordinator will focus on increasing the BCCA internal finance and budgeting systems in line with a … Continued

BC seeks input into the Provincial Co-operative Association Act

BC seeks input co-operative act

BC seeks input into the Provincial Co-operative Association Act from BCCA members and our co-operative community and is launching a review regarding co-operative associations’ incorporation and corporate governance. Your feedback submitted before the August 15, 2022 deadline could help inform vital changes to the Provincial Co-operative Association Act. The Ministry of Finance has launched a review … Continued

Opportunities for Employment

Job posting

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

Federal Budget 2022 – BCCA Response

Members – today is a great day for co-operatives in Canada! At the very forefront of the Federal Budget is a $500 million dollar allotment towards co-operative housing. This is the largest investment for co-operative housing in over thirty years, and it is estimated that 6,000 units will be constructed with this fund.   A big … Continued

The 2022 British Columbia Budget – Response from the BC Co-op Association

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On February 22, Finance Minister Selina Robinson released the Province of British Columbia’s 2022-2023 budget, Stronger Together. Highlights included: expanding licensed childcare by 40,000 new spaces over the next seven years supporting preparedness for climate disasters, with $210 million to support community climate-change preparedness investing into an inclusive and clean economy, with than $1 billion … Continued

Budget 2022 Consultation – Good news for BC Co-ops

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Government Relations and BC Co-operatives

On November 15, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released the Report on the Budget 2022 Consultation. This report provides a comprehensive summary of the priorities and ideas shared by British Columbians during the consultation, and outlines the Committee’s 143 recommendations. The BCCA is pleased to to report that several of the … Continued

Government Relations – Gaining Traction

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Government Relations and BC Co-operatives

Through BCCA Government Relations efforts, BC co-ops are gaining traction with government decision-makers. On behalf of our members, we’ve secured several meetings over the last number of months with high-ranking elected officials and other policymakers to discuss how to create a legislative and social environment that allows co-operatives to thrive. Here are the areas that … Continued

Scaling Up Government Relations – Seeking Member Direction

BCCA Scaling Up Government Relations

BCCA is scaling up government relations and looking to our members for direction! Over the next few months, we are establishing a formal process to ensure our GR work is driven by the priorities of our member co-operatives. The purpose of this communication is to introduce you to this new process, why it is important … Continued