New Funding for Immigrant ‘Co-opreneurship’ Program

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We’re excited to announce that the BCCA has recently been selected as a recipient of the WES Mariam Assefa grant to develop In Our Hands: a new ‘co-opreneurship’ program for newcomers to Canada. The In Our Hands program will be developed in partnership with Alberta Community & Co-operative Association (ACCA), the Women’s Economic Council (WEC) … Continued

Welcome New Member – Valu Coop

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  The BCCA is pleased to welcome our newest member – Vancouver Artists Labour Union (VALU) Co-operative! Valu Co-op is a unionized workers co-operative that operates a printing studio in Vancouver’s Chinatown. They do screen printing, heat press, buttons, stickers, masks, tees, and totes. Valu Co-op has a goal to transform labour practices within the … Continued

BC Flooding – Information and Resources

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The recent flooding in BC has had a devastating effect on BCCA members and has caused a disruption of lives and livelihoods. Even those who are not directly affected have been impacted through the closing of transportation corridors and the disruption of supply chains. This note is meant to provide all BCCA members with information … Continued

Event Recording – Racial Equity in Co-ops: Where do we go from here?

BCCA and ACCA were honored to host co-operators across the country at last Thursday’s panel, entitled “Racial Equity in Co-ops: Where do we go from here?” – the first event in our online Co-op Innovation Series of 2021. Special thanks to Michelle Cooper-Iversen, Chief Operating Officer at CHFBC and BCCA Board member, for facilitating an … Continued

Annual Report 2019-2020

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It’s been an exciting and challenging year for BCCA, and we have seen significant growth and development in a lot of our programs, services, and initiatives as we continue to push the pace to serve co-operatives in BC. We are excited to publish our annual report which captures a lot of this great work over … Continued

Spring course at Camosun: Starting a Co-operative Business

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Interested in starting and incorporating a co-op but aren’t sure how to make your ideas a reality? Our friend and co-op veteran Joy Emmanuel is offering a course at Camosun College this April on How to Start a Co-operative Business. You’ll learn about the co-op model, principles and practices of co-op governance, and how co-ops … Continued

Meet our new Community Administrator, Maggie Miland

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We are excited to introduce our newest team member to the BCCA: meet Maggie Miland, our Community Administrator. Originally from Minnesota, Maggie moved to Vancouver to complete her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of British Columbia. While obtaining her degree, Maggie was driven to learn more about as many of the diverse … Continued


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This grassroots initiative is a great place to ask questions, exchange information, discuss current events through a co-op lens, jam on ideas, and build the local co-op community. BCCA is pleased to support this open discussion where all are welcome.

The next Co-op Café will be held November 30th from 8-9.30 am at French Made Baking, 81 Kingsway, Vancouver. For more information on the Co-op Café series, email Tasha Nathanson at the BCCA.