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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Community Investment Co-ops: A Growing Co-operative Sector in BC

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  The demand and necessity to invest for impact, globally and locally, is on the rise. However, current investment options and regulations in BC & Canada significantly restrict Canadians from investing into local opportunities.  The result is that nearly all investment capital leaves local communities and is placed into far-off stock markets and corporations. This disconnects investors from … Continued

Join Us for Co-op Week Celebrations!

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We love co-op week, for obvious reasons – but also because it’s a great opportunity to get together and celebrate the diversity and potential of co-ops and credit unions across this province. There are plenty of events happening throughout the week that you can take part in to learn more about the sector (and have … Continued

Vancouver Island Co-op Crawl: Principle #2 in Action

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While in Victoria for this year’s AGM, the BCCA staff took the opportunity to visit several members and other co-ops on Vancouver Island. This included tours at Peninsula Co-op, Stocksy United, and Victoria Women in Need Community Co-operative (WIN). Co-ops have the ability to address social issues on a community level while providing better ways … Continued

Join Terminal City Glass Co-op for Spark Fire & Light on Saturday, May 26th

(Vancouver, BC) – The Terminal City Glass Co-op is hosting Spark Fire & Light, an annual public fundraising event on Saturday, May 26th, 7:00 pm to 11 pm at 1191 Parker Street in East Vancouver. Tickets are $35.00 per guest and available for purchase online at www.terminalcityglass.com.  Spark Fire & Light offers an evening of live glassblowing demonstrations, food, drink and … Continued

Upcoming Co-op Cafe Schedule

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  The Co-op Cafe is your chance to get to know the co-op community, workshop problems and ideas, discuss current events through the co-op lens, and jam on ideas for how we can nurture co-op culture in the province. Everyone is welcome! — August 29 (Vancouver) 8-9:30 am at Lost & Found Cafe (our monthly get-together hosted by … Continued