Bulletin regarding the ICP program of the CDI

Update on the Innovative Co-operatives Projects grant process, 28 October 2009   The list of projects recommended by the program’s external Selection Committee has been forwarded to the Minister’s office for his review and final approval.   Although we had hoped that the successful proponents would have received news by now, it looks as though … Continued

The Co-operators Announces Grants

The Co-operators Announces Grants to Community-Based Organizations in Ontario, Manitoba and B.C. Community-Based Organizations Benefit from $213,000 from The Co-operators Guelph, ON, May 26, 2009 – Today, The Co-operators announced $213,000 in grants to support the work of 11 community-based organizations that help disadvantaged people move toward self-reliance. Each of the organizations provides important services … Continued

BCCA Welcomes New Youth Programs Director

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A big welcome to Chelsea Lake, the new Director of Youth Programs!  Chelsea began her involvement with The YES, formerly Camp Rainbow, as a participant in the   program in 1999. Since then Chelsea has been involved as a staff member, workshop facilitator and administrative assistant for the program.  As one of the founding member of … Continued

On Co-op Record for Youth Funds

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Incredible things happen when 270 co-operators join together for a common cause. Record-breaking attendance at the annual Co-op Conference and Gala was almost overshadowed by a record-breaking fundraising amount.  For the first time ever, $10,000 was raised to support Co-operative Young Leaders (CYL), a leadership camp operated by the Ontario Co-operative Association.  Participants in the … Continued

Support Renewal of CDI!

Canada’s national co-op associations are asking co-ops and their members across the country to join the campaign to renew the Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI), a federal program that helps promote and develop new and emerging co-ops. CDI is a unique partnership program between the federal government, the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and the Conseil canadien … Continued

Centre helps kids in Cloverdale (Quebec) community

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Marie Schaap-Cawlishaw helps Sami Bolombe with his homework. In the background, La Corde staff member Andrea Gariepy is tutoring Chika Okereke. A new initiative in the Cloverdale community of Pierrefonds aims to nourish the bodies and minds of underprivileged kids. La Corde Cloverdale Community Project, founded by Montreal Youth Unlimited [MYU] in partnership with World … Continued