ACCESS Shared Services Model: Launching Development Phase

| Community, Governance, Opportunities
Shared Services Platform Co-operative

ACCESS is building collaboration and capacity in the nonprofit sector through the development of a shared services platform from which members can work together – smarter!  Introducing ACCESS The Allied Community and Co-operative Shared Services (ACCESS) is a shared service non-profit co-operative specifically formed to provide administrative back-office support for civil society organizations including co-ops, … Continued

BC Flooding – Information and Resources

| Uncategorized

The recent flooding in BC has had a devastating effect on BCCA members and has caused a disruption of lives and livelihoods. Even those who are not directly affected have been impacted through the closing of transportation corridors and the disruption of supply chains. This note is meant to provide all BCCA members with information … Continued

Budget 2022 Consultation – Good news for BC Co-ops

| Government |
Government Relations and BC Co-operatives

On November 15, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released the Report on the Budget 2022 Consultation. This report provides a comprehensive summary of the priorities and ideas shared by British Columbians during the consultation, and outlines the Committee’s 143 recommendations. The BCCA is pleased to to report that several of the … Continued

BCCA Co-op Week Webinars – A Recap

| Agriculture, Education, Events |

Earlier this year, the BC Co-op Association re-focused on engaging with agriculture and food co-ops after research was conducted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2019. Pairing the sharing of the research findings with celebrating Co-op Week, we hosted two “pulse check” consultation sessions with BC’s agriculture and food co-operatives to identify opportunities and challenges for … Continued

BCCA Agriculture & Food Conference

| Agriculture, Education, Government

Join us in Kamloops February 24 & 25, 2022 as we collaboratively present BC’s first ever Agriculture and Food Conference! Reconnecting with the roots of cooperatives, the conference will feature dynamic content that will impact best practices for co-operative governance, financing, and public policy. It will be a dynamic space for a diverse group of … Continued

Co-operate Now 2021

| Education |

Do you know someone who is looking to launch a co-op in BC? Co-operate Now is a virtual co-op development bootcamp for entrepreneurs or community members interested in building a co-op enterprise.   This iteration of Co-operate Now is for co-operators- who have their collective sleeves already rolled up- and who are looking to gain some co-op … Continued

2021 Co-op Week Webinars

BCCA Co-op Week

Join us for these (free) Co-op webinars in October During Co-op Week!   Pulse Check Part I: Consultation with Small & Start-Up Agriculture & Food Cooperatives Monday, October 18, 3:00 – 4:30 (PST) Register here Description: The BC Cooperative Association would like to reconnect with agriculture and food co-ops (large and small) after Kwantlen Polytech … Continued

BCCA Closed September 30 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The BCCA office will be closed on Thursday, September 30 to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Previously observed as Orange Shirt Day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities that continue to be impacted by the ongoing legacy of … Continued

September Co-op Cafe: Indigenous Co-operatives with Trista Pewapisconias

| Education |

Join us Wednesday, September 29 as we discuss Indigenous Co-operatives with Co-operatives First Indigenous Relations Lead Trista Pewapisconias. This session is timely, as Orange Shirt Day and both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation are recognized in September.  Trista will be discussing her work, and Co-operatives First mandate “to help build co-ops in Indigenous … Continued