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

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