Explore Co-ops and the Power of Co-operation in Bologna, Italy!

| Community, Education, Events

Join BCIT for a week in Bologna, Italy this spring as a part of their co-operative Executive Field School! The BCIT Business Executive Field School offers applied learning, guest lectures, rich interactive site visits, and immersion in the co-operative and Italian culture. Join executives from Italy, Canada, and the United States on interactive company visits … Continued

Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Launch!

Community Foundations of Canada, the Chantier de l’économie sociale, and their regional partners including the Vancouver Foundation have launched their Investment Readiness Programs (IRP). Applications will be accepted from Jan 8 2020 12:00 AM (EST) to Feb 10 2020 08:00 PM (EST).   IRP offers funding between $10,000 to $100,000 to support social purpose organizations, which includes co-ops, … Continued

BCCA 2019 Co-op Week Innovation Forum: Thoughts and Reflections

  Nearly 100 co-op curious pairs of eyes and ears intently absorbed the inspiring words of seven change-making entrepreneurs at the BC Co-operative Association’s inaugural Co-op Week Innovation Forum. Tying together the themes of Co-op Week, the then upcoming federal elections and the release of the M-100 study from earlier this year, the Innovation Forum … Continued

Exciting Government Relations Updates & Successes!

| Government |

BCCA and BC Registries and Online Services Partnership The BCCA is excited to have engaged with BC Registries and Online Services (Ministry of Citizens’ Services) who have just started a multi-phase Modernization Initiative to replace and improve all BC Registry online applications for co-ops, so that it will be easier to complete filings and transactions, manage … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: BC Co-operative Association Appoints New Executive Director

| Community |

BC Co-operative Association appoints new executive director Vancity director of member and community insights seconded for one-year term   April 15, 2019, Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Co-operative Association (BCCA) is pleased to announce Andrea Harris as its new executive director. Harris is temporarily leaving her position with Vancity for a one-year secondment … Continued

Rudia Nam: Co-ops In Schools (CIS) Student Report

| Education, Youth |

Co-ops in Schools (CIS) is a province-wide initiative that the BCCA runs annually to increases youth awareness of the co-operative model and sector. This professional mentorship program provides students with the opportunity to learn from mentors who champion and work directly with the co-op model. It fosters the development of productive, ongoing relationships between youth and … Continued

Aanchal Singha: Co-ops In Schools (CIS) Student Report

| Education, Youth |

Co-ops in Schools (CIS) is a province-wide initiative that the BCCA runs annually to increases youth awareness of the co-operative model and sector. This professional mentorship program provides students with the opportunity to learn from mentors who champion and work directly with the co-op model. It fosters the development of productive, ongoing relationships between youth and … Continued

Krista Funes: Co-ops In Schools (CIS) Student Report

| Education, Youth |

Co-ops in Schools (CIS) is a province-wide initiative that the BCCA runs annually to increases youth awareness of the co-operative model and sector. This professional mentorship program provides students with the opportunity to learn from mentors who champion and work directly with the co-op model. It fosters the development of productive, ongoing relationships between youth and … Continued