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
When times are tough – we look for stories of heroes and impact. Now is the time for co-ops to step into the spotlight and start sharing their superpowers. The Co-operative Intelligence Unit (CIU) was developed to create resources and connect co-ops to experts to plan effectively in an uncertain future and this team of experts … Continued
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
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
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
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.
*NOTE ALTERNATE VENUE FOR NOVEMBER!!!
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.
Stocksy United Co-op, a stock photo co-operative located in Victoria, has recently been featured in a NY Times article discussing the sharing economy, and how co-ops play an important role.
We are expanding the program into Victoria, partnering there with UVic and Mount Douglas Secondary, thanks to new funding from Federated Co-operatives Ltd. We are also bringing Langara College and Burnaby Mountain Secondary, Hugh McRoberts Secondary and North Surrey Secondary into CIS. It’s a busy time laying the groundwork to burst purposefully into the new school year.
BCCA recently presented the first-ever Case Co-opetition awards to 22 students and four teachers at Rick Hansen Secondary (1st place & the Think Outside the Box Award), Windermere Secondary (2nd Place & Down to Business), Princess Margaret Secondary (3rd Place & Go Big or Go Home) and Point Grey Secondary (4th Place & Radical Co-operation). … Continued