VICTORIA – The BC Co-operative Association applauds the Provincial Government for seeing co-operatives as key to building a sustainable provincial economy. BCCA Board Chair Ben Hyman and Vice Chair John Kay were in attendance at the Budget 2017 Update yesterday where Finance Minister Carole James announced that the forecasted surplus of $256 million in 2017-18 … Continued
Calling all co-op and credit union leaders: Saint Mary’s University is offering an interactive, 3-day intensive executive education course on professional co-operative development this November. “Enhancing Business Performance through Co-operative Management Practices: How to Strengthen Identity, Loyalty and Participation” runs from November 1-3 and will focus on leading thinking in co-operative management coupled with tangible … Continued
We are excited to share the news that our member, Kootenay Carshare Cooperative, has launched its Wheelchair Lift Van as of July 1st! In addition, this wheelchair van is the first of its kind in a carshare co-op fleet. The new wheelchair van is part of the “Get a Lift” project that started back in … Continued
Hello Co-operators! The election might be over but there is still lots of educating of elected officials to be done. Our team at the BCCA wanted to check-in to see if our information on co-ops in BC has been useful. Have you been able to use the information from it to ask questions to incumbent MLAs, politicians, … Continued
Dear Co-op members and colleagues, It is a time of change for our Co-ops in Schools (CIS) Program as we announce that CIS Director of Youth Programs, Tasha Nathanson, is moving on to a new work opportunity overseas. Tasha has put a remarkable amount of time and energy into making CIS the valuable and ambitious … Continued
CHFBC’s Scoop Magazine has recently profiled the BCCA’s Co-ops in School Program! The Summer 2016 edition of Scoop is available online here: http://scoopmag.ca You can directly access the article via this link(pdf): Tri-Mentorship piece-Scoop Summer 2016.pdf As well, it can be accessed through CHFBC’s main site: http://www.chf.bc.ca A big thanks to CHFBC & Scoop Magazine for profiling … Continued
We are pleased to release the 2015-2016 Co-ops in Schools annual report on the program’s inaugural year. As part of our strategic plan, the BCCA is committed to articulating and evaluating all our programs to ensure that they meet our members’ needs and the needs of the co-operative economy in British Columbia. Read the Co-ops … Continued
This grassroots initiative is a great place to ask questions, exchange information, discuss current events through a co-op lens, jam on ideas, and build the local co-op community. BCCA is pleased to support this open discussion where all are welcome.
*NOTE ALTERNATE VENUE FOR NOVEMBER!!!
The next Co-op Café will be held November 30th from 8-9.30 am at French Made Baking, 81 Kingsway, Vancouver. For more information on the Co-op Café series, email Tasha Nathanson at the BCCA.
Stocksy United Co-op, a stock photo co-operative located in Victoria, has recently been featured in a NY Times article discussing the sharing economy, and how co-ops play an important role.
We are expanding the program into Victoria, partnering there with UVic and Mount Douglas Secondary, thanks to new funding from Federated Co-operatives Ltd. We are also bringing Langara College and Burnaby Mountain Secondary, Hugh McRoberts Secondary and North Surrey Secondary into CIS. It’s a busy time laying the groundwork to burst purposefully into the new school year.