CCA Honours Leaders in Co-op Governance; Coast Capital, MEC

Winnipeg — Four Canadian co-ops were recognized for their innovations in co-operative governance today during the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA), in Winnipeg. “In 2007, a CCA Good Governance Committee was tasked with the dual objectives of overseeing the development of governance indicators that measure effective, distinctive, and innovative co-operative governance … Continued

Coast Capital Savings receives national award

SURREY – Coast Capital Savings has been honoured with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) Innovations in Co-operative Governance Award. The acknowledgement recognizes Coast Capital Savings for its strong governance practices and innovations, providing a model from which other credit unions and co-operatives may learn. "The CCA award recognizes our innovation and desire to engage in … Continued

Filmmakers co-op calls on aspiring screen writers

The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative is calling on area residents to get their creative juices flowing. In lieu of Fredericton being named a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2009, the co-op, celebrating its 30th anniversary next year, is encouraging the public to submit short scripts until July 25 regarding what makes Fredericton a cultural capital. … Continued

Calgary [credit union] close to major merger

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First Calgary Savings and Credit Union, along with Envision Financial and Valley First Credit Union, both of British Columbia, said Friday they are in talks to closely align themselves and create a $7 billion financial services organization that would be the largest of its kind in Canada. The trio said the talks are not aimed … Continued