Co-operative associations are democratic, member-owned organizations. They enable communities to meet their common needs. They provide services to millions of British Columbians in all sectors. And they support and develop local economies by employing tens of thousands in communities across the province. For these reasons and more, the Government of BC declared October 16-22 “Co-op Week” in BC!
The theme for Co-op Week 2022 is “Co-operation in the World of Tomorrow.” It’s a time to reflect on the contributions the sector has made, and celebrate the impact that co-operatives have in our communities. As the Canadian co-operative movement faces the difficulties of a global pandemic and many other hurdles, we are looking at how we can build a better future through co-operation.
What is Co-op Week?
Co-op Week has been proclaimed across Canada every October since 1982. Co-op Week is always held from the Sunday to the Saturday of the week in which International Credit Union Day ICU) falls. ICU Day is always the third Thursday of October. This year, that’s October 20.