Order of BC Seeking Nominations to Recognize  Inspiring Individuals 

Order of BC Nominations Open

Nominations are being accepted for the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest honour. Any person is welcome to nominate a deserving individual as a candidate for appointment to the Order of British Columbia.  The award is extended to those British Columbians who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in a field of endeavour … Continued

Funding Stream Open: Co-operative Development Program

Co-operative Development Program

Since 1992, The Co-operators has administered a program of grants dedicated to emerging and expanding co-operatives. Over $2.6 million has been provided to co-operatives across Canada through this unique program. This year the Co-operators are making up to $250,000 in grants available through the Co-operative Development Program (CDP),  in support of emerging and expanding co-operatives … Continued

Electronic Meetings for Co-ops: Order Extended

Electronic Meetings for BC Co-ops to Continue

With the arrival of COVID-19 last March, so did the need to innovate and adapt quickly. In 2020, a ministerial order granted electronic meetings to occur as an accepted format under the Cooperative Association Act. Last month, the Ministerial Order was extended. This extension will allow fully electronic meetings to continue under the Cooperative Association … 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

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

Is your co-op governance up to par?

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The news of MEC’s sale to a US corporate investment firm has raised many questions amongst the co-operative community, most of them centering on how a co-operative could be sold without engaging its members. Given there’s been little public information available around the conversations that transpired around the MEC boardroom, it would be speculation to … Continued