Building Capacity through Shared Services

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Capacity through Shared Services

What if capacity could be built through a managed shared services model? Imagine access to relevant, reliable and relatable industry professionals who understand the needs and pressures you face.  For civil society organizations – co-operatives, nonprofits and social enterprises to thrive in today’s economy, finding and retaining the best level of service is vital. Retaining … Continued

Wanted! Web Developer

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Web developer sought

ACCESS is looking for a highly-skilled independent Web Developer to partner with our team. It’s about the fit. You are flexible, friendly, collaborative and self-directed, and your values and attitude fit the co-op movement and its identity and principles. And while you may possess experience with other platforms – your experience with WordPress is key. … Continued

JEDDI in Co-ops – September 21 Lunch Lab

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Join us for an initial conversation (for us) about JEDDI (justice, equity, diversity, decolonization, inclusion) in co-ops. BCCA and ACCA will share resources to support co-ops in enacting practices that build an organizational culture where all voices are heard and celebrated. We would love to hear about JEDDI practices being embodied by co-ops and credit … Continued

Speaker Series #4 – Introducing ACCESS

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Join us on Wednesday, May 18 from 11:30am – 12:30pm (BC Time) for the fourth edition of the Speaker Series! This month’s topic is Introducing ACCESS – a new shared service platform from the BCCA and ACCA. Webinar description: Seeking alternatives to completing back-office tasks while balancing operational demands? Increasingly, social enterprise organizations – co-operatives … 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

BCCA Seeks Board Members

Are you passionate about the co-operative movement? Have ideas and experience that could help lead BCCA forward? Apply to sit on BCCA’s Board of Directors (or pass this opportunity along!) Volunteer Board members attend approximately ten regular meetings a year.  Depending on your interest, skill, and background, there may be additional opportunities to be part … Continued

Co-op welcomes funding applications for community spaces

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Co-op Community Spaces

Community Spaces – Places For Everyone As Western Canadians, let’s enjoy the spaces that bring us together. Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute $1 million to help support projects … Continued

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