Good Jobs Economy in BC conference highlights the role of co-operatives

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Close to 100 people attended a day-long conference on November 21st on “good jobs” organized by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), BC Federation of Labour, Progressive Economics Forum and SFU’s Centre for Global Political Economy. The Vancouver conference framed out some of the opportunities and challenges to creating a good jobs economy in … Continued

Co-op Confidential: Interview with Groundswell Director Gilad Babchuk, connecting co-ops with social impact

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Whether you refer to it as social impact business, social economy or social enterprise, it is hard to ignore that businesses committed to a triple-bottom line are increasingly capturing the attention of both governments and investors.  The BCCA has been collaborating with Groundswell Economic Alternatives, a training network of young people starting alternatives-to-business together, and recreating … Continued