September Co-op Cafe: Indigenous Co-operatives with Trista Pewapisconias

| Education |

Join us Wednesday, September 29 as we discuss Indigenous Co-operatives with Co-operatives First Indigenous Relations Lead Trista Pewapisconias. This session is timely, as Orange Shirt Day and both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation are recognized in September.  Trista will be discussing her work, and Co-operatives First mandate “to help build co-ops in Indigenous … Continued

2021 Co-op Week Webinars

BCCA Co-op Week

Join us for these (free) Co-op webinars in October During Co-op Week!   Pulse Check Part I: Consultation with Small & Start-Up Agriculture & Food Cooperatives Monday, October 18, 3:00 – 4:30 (PST) The BC Cooperative Association would like to reconnect with agriculture and food co-ops (large and small) after Kwantlen Polytech University conducted snapshot … Continued

Government Relations – Gaining Traction

| Business, Government, Opportunities
Government Relations and BC Co-operatives

Through BCCA Government Relations efforts, BC co-ops are gaining traction with government decision-makers. On behalf of our members, we’ve secured several meetings over the last number of months with high-ranking elected officials and other policymakers to discuss how to create a legislative and social environment that allows co-operatives to thrive. Here are the areas that … Continued

Co-op Development Bootcamp Wraps Up

| Business, Community, Education
Co-op Development Bootcamp

The three-day Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp spring session wraps up with great results.  Designed for entrepreneurs or community members interested in building a co-operative enterprise took place online on May 7, 8, and 9th. This cohort saw 22 participants from eight proposed co-ops, ranging in location from Golden to Gold River, Nelson, Vancouver and … Continued

Scaling Up Government Relations – Seeking Member Direction

BCCA Scaling Up Government Relations

BCCA is scaling up government relations and looking to our members for direction! Over the next few months, we are establishing a formal process to ensure our GR work is driven by the priorities of our member co-operatives. The purpose of this communication is to introduce you to this new process, why it is important … Continued

BCCA Seeks Board Members

BCCA Seeks Board Members

BCCA Seeks Board Members… Are you passionate about the co-operative movement? Do you have ideas and experience that could help lead BCCA forward to its greatest potential? BCCA seeks board members… qualified individuals to serve on its board of directors -BCCA seeks board members… Do you have ideas and experience that could help lead BCCA … Continued

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp is for entrepreneurs or community members interested in building a co-operative enterprise next training session will begin on May 7. For a nominal fee, participants receive valuable information, guidance, support and gain access to the BCCA’s network of co-op leaders Plus, the Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp sessions are now … Continued

Legal Support Gap for Co-operatives and Nonprofits Narrows in BC and Alberta

legal-support-gap-co-operatives-and-nonprofits-in-bc-and-alberta

The support gap has narrowed for co-operatives and nonprofits seeking social and corporately-aligned legal support in BC and Alberta, thanks to the establishment of the Community and Co‑operative Counsel (CCC).  The Community and Co‑operative Counsel teamed together in 2020 to provide legal and consulting services tailored to the specific and unique needs of the co-operative … Continued