Industry Canada to assume responsibility for co-operatives

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A new partnership between co-operatives and the federal government   For immediate release Ottawa, January 28, 2013 – Canada’s co-operative movement is delighted with the federal government’s decision to transfer responsibility for co-operatives to Industry Canada and looks forward to working closely with the government on improved access to capital and other issues. In its … Continued

Innovative Co-operative Projects Seminar

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The Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI) would like to invite you to attend our Innovative Co-operative Projects Seminar   This is a seminar that has been specially designed to help co-ops learn how to better their enterprises, and to provide the opportunity for networking with people from the co-op movement all across the country.   To … Continued

Testing Group #1

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Co-op Cinema Provides Front-Row Seat in Struggle to End Poverty

New co-op cinema gives front-row view of Canadian efforts to beat global poverty Ottawa March 1, 2010  ̶̶  Canadians have a new way to experience the fight to end global poverty thanks to a virtual movie theatre recently unveiled by the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) on its website. “On any given day, Canadians are working in remote … Continued

The Co-operative Development Initiative

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When I last wrote about the Co-op Development Initiative, I mentioned our great pleasure at the Initiative’s four-year renewal by the federal government. This $19.1 million contribution to the Canadian co-op sector is invaluable – it allows, for example, BCCA’s Advisory Service program for emerging co-ops to continue; and, through the Innovative Co-operative Program (ICP) … Continued

Update on ICP, 8 January 2010

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BCCA staff are hopeful that the results of the July, 2009, ICP competition will be announced by the Minister by 18 January, and perhaps earlier. Rick Marcuse  

Update on ICP

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Update on the Innovative Co-operative Projects Program of CDI We do not yet have information on the results of the first round of the ICP competition – the file is still with the Minister. In connection with the second round of applications, I would like to remind you that the deadline for receipt is 31 … Continued

Call for Entries — CCA 2010 Co-operative Governance Awards

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GOVERNANCE MATTERS TO YOUR CO-OP OR CREDIT UNION…SO LET EVERYONE KNOW!   Is the board of your co-op or credit union doing a great job governing the organization’s affairs?   Does the board strive for excellence by adopting new practices to improve the way it works, fulfilling the co-operative principles, and sharing best practices with others?  … Continued

Bulletin regarding the ICP program of the CDI

Update on the Innovative Co-operatives Projects grant process, 28 October 2009   The list of projects recommended by the program’s external Selection Committee has been forwarded to the Minister’s office for his review and final approval.   Although we had hoped that the successful proponents would have received news by now, it looks as though … Continued