Holiday Hours 2022

Please note that we will be closed for the following dates during the holiday season:   Monday, December 26 Tuesday, December 27 Wednesday, December 28 Thursday, December 29 Friday, December 30   Individual staff might be taking additional time off during the holidays to spend time with their loved ones; please please get in touch … Continued

50/30 Challenge – Your Diversity Advantage!

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  BCCA has signed on to the 50/30 Challenge. And we think that you should too!   What is the 50/30 Challenge? The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, Canadian businesses, and diversity organizations. The goal of the program is to challenge Canadian organizations to increase the representation and inclusion of … Continued

Welcome Otter Co-op

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Otter Co-op – a fixture in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley since 1922 and now located in Greater Vancouver and the Interior – is a diverse and growing organization. Today, Otter Co-op has close to 800 team members and operates: 3 food and pharmacy, fashion and hardware stores, 26 Angry Otter liquor stores, 2 … Continued

Okanagan Co-op Meet Up – December

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Co-op Meet Up Okanagan

We hope you can make the next Okanagan Co-op Meet Up! Please join us for conversation, coffee, and community. As we move towards the winter holiday season – this event will be more about conversation, building community – and perhaps some reflection on the past year and sharing the one to come. Plan to attend … Continued

BCCA Conference 2023 – let’s hear from you!

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We’re planning to hold a conference in June ,2023 focusing on how to make Western Canada the best place on earth for co-ops. Your input is key to a successful event Please take five minutes to complete the survey below and let us know: What topics you’d like to see Where we should hold the … Continued

October 16-22 Proclaimed “Co-op Week” in BC

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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 … Continued

Shared services puts the 6th Co-operative Principle into action

Shared services put the 6th Co-operative Principle into action

After a year of development, pilots and recalibration, ACCESS is ready for BCCA members! In honour of co-op week and a strong desire to put the 6th Co-operative Principle into action, ACCESS invites BCCA Members to learn more about us and how shared services can help build community through collaboration. On behalf of BCCA and … Continued

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation – September 30

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The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Friday, September 30. 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 residential schools. We will be closed on Friday … Continued

How is your co-op celebrating Co-op Week 2022?

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Co-op Week 2022 is coming up soon! This is a chance to reflect on the contributions the co-operative sector has made to the lives of Canadians and celebrate the impact that co-operatives have in our communities. Co-op Week activities are held all across the country. BC co-ops and credit unions are strong supporters of Co-op … Continued

Building Capacity through Shared Services

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Capacity through Shared Services

What if capacity could be built through a managed shared services model? Imagine access to relevant, reliable and relatable industry professionals who understand the needs and pressures you face.  For civil society organizations – co-operatives, nonprofits and social enterprises to thrive in today’s economy, finding and retaining the best level of service is vital. Retaining … Continued