Update: ICP Grant Component of the CDI

Update on the recent
competition for Innovative Co-operatives Project (ICP) grants, 25 August 2009


The process of assessing and
selecting the successful applicants for the ICP program of the Co-op
Development Initiative (CDI) is moving along with considerable speed.


The initial assessments have
been completed. The peer review of initial assessments will be completed by 26
August. Two weeks of full evaluations for some 100 applications will then


This task should be completed
by 14 September. The Selection Committee is expected to meet on 20 and 21 September.
The minister responsible will then review the Committee’s recommendations and
approve the final list. It is expected that this will be completed by


Notifications to unsuccessful
applicants can begin after the final meeting of the Selection Committee;
notifications to successful
applicants will follow.


Members of CCA’s CDI team in
Ottawa are working on a CDI newsletter and new website pages. Expected to be
completed soon, this information will be posted to both the BCCA and CCA


Rick Marcuse, Director of
Co-op Development, BCCA