It’s time to liberate our DEI work from Individualism

| Equity and Inclusion
Against dark blue background, the contour of 7 individuals are cut out in wood. One of the individuals are lifted up by a hand and brought closer to the camera, leaving the rest of the group behind.

Blog post written by Zanna Ekeroth. Too often in DEI conversations, we seek inspiration from people who made it “despite the odds”. We tell stories about a few exceptional individuals instead of the collective that got together to demand change. We celebrate women CEOs under the tag #girlboss, worship Oprah Winfrey for being the first … Continued

Why is it important to check your privilege?

By Litzy Baeza On March 23 the Equity and Inclusion in Co-ops Community of Practice met. Our topic and focus of discussion was centered on Positionality. “Positionality” refers to how differences in social position and power shape identities and access in society. Privilege is a big part of positionality and is the focus of this … Continued

Member survey results – what you told us

| Announcements

Earlier in 2023 we sent out a Member Satisfaction survey to each of BCCA’s 98 members. The survey this year was short and (hopefully!) sweet – we wanted to know: 1. how satisfied you are with your BCCA membership. 2. what your organizational priorities are in 2023. 3. how BCCA can assist you in reaching … Continued

Board Opportunities

| Announcements, Opportunities

BCCA is looking for candidates to fill two-year terms on our Board. Please find more information and BCCA’s nominations package here. Be sure to get your nomination in prior to the deadline – Thursday, May 11 at noon!  If you are interested in serving on the Board or require any further information, please don’t hesitate … Continued

Changes to the Cooperative Association Act – Continuing the Conversation

| Announcements, Governance, Government

Last year the provincial Ministry of Finance initiated the review “to identify and address any legislative issues that may prevent cooperative associations from functioning fully and efficiently, while also ensuring transparency and accountability … [and seek] input on any problems, gaps, uncertainties or inconsistencies in the Act, as well as any ideas on how to … Continued

Where can we help you succeed?

BCCA strives to be a member-centric organization that represents our members, provides purposeful, quality programs and services, and advocates for legislative priorities that benefit and advance the co-operative sector. To best serve our members, it is essential that we understand your needs. We want to learn more about where your priorities lie and your thoughts … Continued

2023 Speech from the Throne

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In the Speech from the Throne on February 6, 2023, Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin identified the key objectives of the Province of British Columbia for the coming year. These include: helping people with the rising cost of living tackling the housing crisis strengthening access to public health care fighting climate change and building an inclusive … Continued