Stephanie Vann used to rely on payday loans to cover her rent and summer camp for her three children. She felt ashamed and kept her finances secret. But the short-term, high-interest loans seemed to be her only option. Now, if the single mother needs a loan, she works with the Treasury Department Federal Credit Union. … Continued
Despite strong hints the Ontario government may back away from its earlier ethanol commitments, it’s full steam ahead for the $132-million ethanol plant in Aylmer, says a company official. "The statement by Premier (Dalton) McGuinty will not affect our plans," says Tom Cox, chairman of the Integrated Grain Processors Cooperative (IGPC), which owns the plant. … Continued
Ban Ki-moon today underscored the part that in addressing the issue
that can be played by cooperative enterprise.
whose theme this year is â€œConfronting Climate Change through
A local co-op that helps Afghan refugee women with employment, work skills and English was saved from closure thanks to local MLA John Nuraney. The Malalay Afghan Women’s Sewing and Crafts Cooperative in Burnaby was on the verge of folding last summer due to lack of funding. Nuraney heard of the women’s plight and helped … Continued
Under the leadership of its Co-Chair, Sid Gould, InsideArt Cooperative has been successful in stating its case to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that this non-profit cooperative is not subject to the payment of corporate tax on its net income. InsideArt was counseled by an accountant specialized in co-op taxation that it must file a … Continued