Welcome New Members – September 2022

| Announcements, Education, Science & Tech

We’d like to welcome BCCA’s newest members – Language Partners BC, Solid State Community Industries, and Coast Car Co-op. Here’s a little information about the newest members of BCCA’s family. Click the links to learn more!   Language partners bc Language Partners BC is a volunteer-run co-operative organization that creates and supports free language exchange … Continued

Wanted! Web Developer

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Web developer sought

ACCESS is looking for a highly-skilled independent Web Developer to partner with our team. It’s about the fit. You are flexible, friendly, collaborative and self-directed, and your values and attitude fit the co-op movement and its identity and principles. And while you may possess experience with other platforms – your experience with WordPress is key. … Continued

JEDDI in Co-ops – September 21 Lunch Lab

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Join us for an initial conversation (for us) about JEDDI (justice, equity, diversity, decolonization, inclusion) in co-ops. BCCA and ACCA will share resources to support co-ops in enacting practices that build an organizational culture where all voices are heard and celebrated. We would love to hear about JEDDI practices being embodied by co-ops and credit … Continued

Welcome New Members – August 2022

| Announcements

We’d like to welcome BCCA’s newest members – Create Exchange Co-operative, O.U.R. Eco Village, Read Island Community Co-operative, and Pathways Archeological Consulting! Here’s a little information about the latest members of BCCA’s family:   Creative Exchange Co-operative The purpose of Creative Exchange is to support the community of creative people that enrich the cultural, social, … Continued

BC Government Funding for Co-op Development

In July 2022, the BC Government funding of $2 million through a one-time government grant to British Columbia’s co-operative movement was officially announced. This funding will support co-op business development and growth, expand services, and enhance the work of co-operatives. We sat down with Elvy Del Bianco, Director, Cooperative & Government Relations, to discuss the … Continued

Finance Coordinator Sought

Finance Coordinator Sought

We’re Hiring! Join our Team. Finance Coordinator Sought! BCCA is looking for a Finance Coordinator to support our organization’s financial activity, including providing services to our many co-operative members. Finance COORDINATOR Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Finance Coordinator will focus on increasing the BCCA internal finance and budgeting systems in line with a … Continued

BC seeks input into the Provincial Co-operative Association Act

BC seeks input co-operative act

BC seeks input into the Provincial Co-operative Association Act from BCCA members and our co-operative community and is launching a review regarding co-operative associations’ incorporation and corporate governance. Your feedback submitted before the August 15, 2022 deadline could help inform vital changes to the Provincial Co-operative Association Act. The Ministry of Finance has launched a review … Continued

Democratic Member Control: The Difference that Democratic Ownership Makes in Co-operative Businesses

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What gives the co-operative model an advantage over other business structures? Perhaps no quality is more distinct than democratic member control.   Unlike other business structures in which major decisions are made by a powerful few, co-operatives take a democratic approach to business. In a co-operative, the members collectively own the business and make decisions together. … Continued


| Opportunities |

Our 2022 Annual General Meeting was held in Vancouver and online on June 2. Over sixty members attended the event, where we celebrated our shared successes over the past year and identified areas where we can advocate on our members’ behalf to decision-makers on issues impacting the co-operative sector.   Approved 2022 Policy Issues   … Continued