Kootenay Carshare Launches Wheelchair Lift Van!

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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

CIS Staff Change

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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

Co-ops in Schools Program profiled in Scoop Magazine!

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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

Co-ops in Schools: 2015-16 Annual Report

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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


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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.

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.


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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.


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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.

2016 International Summit of Cooperatives

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Three Days of Unmissable Meetings for Business Leaders   Discover the program! From October 11 to 13, 2016, cooperative and mutual managers and decision-makers from around the world can exchange and gear up in order to improve their cooperatives’ ability to ACT while working to reveal the firepower of this business model in relation to … Continued


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BCCA recently presented the first-ever Case Co-opetition awards to 22 students and four teachers at Rick Hansen Secondary (1st place & the Think Outside the Box Award), Windermere Secondary (2nd Place & Down to Business), Princess Margaret Secondary (3rd Place & Go Big or Go Home) and Point Grey Secondary (4th Place & Radical Co-operation). … Continued