Join us on Wednesday, February 16 from 11:30am-12:30pm BC Time (12:30-1:30pm Alberta time) for a one hour webinar profiling the “In Our Hands” project! Register by clicking here
About the Program
In Our Hands (IOH) is a co-operative entrepreneurship (“co-opreneurship”) program that aims to facilitate the development of co-operative enterprises that meet the employment needs and entrepreneurial aspirations of newcomers to Canada through increasing accessibility to information, resources, and support for navigating the process of starting and scaling co-operative businesses.
IOH is a partnership project between BC Co-operative Association (BCCA), Alberta Community & Co-operative Association (ACCA), Rural Development Network (RDN) and Women’s Economic Council (WEC). The project received funding for the initial two-year development phase (2022-2024) which will include:
- Design, development, translation and publishing of co-operative educational and business development resources in an accessible online video format in multiple languages
- In-person and online education and engagement sessions with interested cohorts of newcomer entrepreneurs
- Engagement of mentors, business developers and business service/support organizations to serve as a support network for emerging newcomer co-operatives
- Design and development of an online social networking, collaboration, information and service platform for emerging newcomer co-operatives
We thank our funders, the World Education Services (WES) Mariam Assefa Fund, for their generous support of the In Our Hands project.