BCCA Guide: How to File Online

| Business, Education
BCCA Guide - Filing your annual report online

It is that time of the year again, as 2020 wraps up, many of our members may have noticed that filing your Annual Report looks a bit different this year. BCCA is here to help! BC Registries has launched Cooperatives Online and has replaced paper report filings with an online service. You can now change … Continued

Internship Opportunity: Special Projects Officer

Internship Opportunity - Co-op

The Alberta Community and Co-operative Association (ACCA) is the provincial trade association for co-operatives and credit unions. Our mission is a strong co-operative sector, and we work towards this ambitious goal by promoting the co-operative business structure, creating connections, supporting the co-operative sector, and inspiring co-operative innovation. Working with our strategic partner the BC Co-operative … Continued

Co-op Swag… Tis the season for giving!

| Announcements, Business, Community, Events

Looking for gifts your clients and customers will love to kick off 2021? Need a few more items for all those corporate Christmas baskets that need filling? Or for the hard-to-buy-for on your list?  Here are unique corporate gift ideas that will knock their holiday socks off … BC Co-op branded items – priced to … Continued

CMC Fundraising –  One Co-op, Every Co-op Fund

| Business, Community, Education, Government
One Co-op/Every Co-op Fundraising Campaign

The recent sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op without its members’ consent has exposed significant vulnerabilities related to federal and provincial legislation. The current acts clearly do not provide adequate protection of members’ rights or recognition of the co-operative difference. To wrap up Co-op Week 2020, Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) held a National Town Hall … Continued

We are Co-ops : Meet Solid State Community Industries! 

SOLID STATE COMMUNITY INDUSTRIES

What do Mavins Marketing, Queens of Pop, Open City Events, Fusion Five, BLAC: The Black Arts Centre, Just.Us Instincts, and Daily Dose of Blackness all have in common? They are all co-ops associated with Solid State Community Industries.  Using the co-op model, Solid State works with youth from racialized backgrounds to form enterprises to earn … Continued

Flexible, Responsive & Connected – the Compelling Co-op Difference

| Business, Community, Governance
BC co-ops respond to COVID-19

While the world is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis, co-operatives in industry and services are reorganizing themselves, finding strength in the people and communities they serve. It’s not surprising to social-economic strategists that COVID-19 spurred Canada’s co-operative sector to step up and respond to the needs of communities immediately. In many cases, co-ops … Continued

A New Mindset for A Changing Environment: Highlights from 2020 BCCA & ACCA Virtual Conference

| Business, Community, Governance
CO-OPS are flexible, relevant & responsive

COVID-19 has led to dramatic shifts in consumer behaviour. To meet ever-evolving customer experience requirements, co-ops will have to remain flexible, relevant, and responsive. And as people-centred businesses, co-ops should be strategic and invested in sharing how they are there for their members and their communities. At the fall 2020 CIU Strategic Foresight Virtual Conference, … Continued

Introducing new Co-operative Education Workshops & Services for Members & Employees – 30% off!

| Business, Community, Education
Co-op Education

An active, engaged, and informed membership and staff community are critical to the success and sustainability of your co-op. The BCCA offers educational workshops, training, resources, and consultation services for our member co-ops that can help you build literacy around the co-operative model, cultivate a sense of co-operative identity, and boost participation among your membership. … Continued