BC seeks input into the Provincial Co-operative Association Act

BC seeks input co-operative act

BC seeks input into the Provincial Co-operative Association Act from BCCA members and our co-operative community and is launching a review regarding co-operative associations’ incorporation and corporate governance. Your feedback submitted before the August 15, 2022 deadline could help inform vital changes to the Provincial Co-operative Association Act. The Ministry of Finance has launched a review … Continued

Six Reasons Why You Should Start a Co-operative Business

1. Co-ops put people and values first Co-ops take an ethical and sustainable approach to business by considering both the economic as well as the social, cultural, and environmental impacts of their activities. Therefore, decisions made by co-ops balance the need for profitability with the needs of their members and wider community interests. 2. Co-ops … Continued

WE ARE COOPS: Cortes Community Forest Co-operative

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Cortes Community Forest Co-operative

The Cortes Community Forest Co-operative (CCFC) formed with the specific purpose of holding tenure of Crown lands on Cortes Island in partnership with the Klahoose First Nation. The Co-op and the Klahoose First Nation are each represented by three directors on the board of the Cortes Forestry General Partnership, which, in 2013, received tenure over … Continued

Welcome Shift Delivery and BC Craft Farmers

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We recently welcomed two new members to the BCCA family: Shift Delivery and BC Craft Farmers Co-op. Shift Delivery is a worker-owned co-op located in East Vancouver. They specialized in “last mile” delivery services utilizing trikes, allowing them to utilize bike lanes and park and unload almost anywhere. They can haul up to 500 lbs and deliver … Continued

We are Co-ops: Cooperation at Victory Gardens

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By Madelyn Read Welcome to our series “We Are Co-ops” in which we profile our diverse membership and demonstrate the innovation the flexible co-op model supports and enables! BCCA had the chance to catch up with Lisa Giroday of Victory Gardens and learn about their resiliency and growth as a co-operative.  Who and what is Victory Gardens?  … Continued

We are Co-ops: Braving COVID-19 in co-operation

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By Madelyn Read  Brave is a multi-stakeholder co-operative based in Vancouver whose mission is to reduce overdose deaths. They accomplish this by developing technologies that enable drug users to connect with support when they are at risk of an overdose:  Brave Button, an emergency alert button often placed in supportive housing units  Be Safe App, … Continued

We are Co-ops: How focusing on their members made Modo more resilient during COVID-19

By Samantha Lee In this week’s edition of “We Are Co-ops”, we are excited to share the story of how our member Modo put their membership at the front and centre during COVID-19 and made their co-op more resilient. We spoke with Selena McLachlan, Director of Marketing and Communications, to learn more about Modo’s story and … Continued