At the CWCF, our vision is...
To be a growing, cohesive network of democratically-controlled worker co-ops that provide a high quality of worklife, and support the development of healthy and sustainable local economies, based on cooperative principles.
Our mission is to...
1. Strengthen our worker co-op members;
2. Support the development of new worker co-ops; and
3. Strengthen the Federation and its governance.
For more information about who we are, please see the following topics:
COMMUNICATIONS and ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF)
Summary Job description
• Coordinate and implement the CWCF’s communications including newsletters, web sites, and social media
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Please check out the CWCF's March newsletter for all the latest news in the world of co-ops. Follow the link here.
There are several articles in this issue about CWCF member co-ops: Neechi, CAYA,
Dominion Media Co-op, as well as the A-Zone Co-op, a building which includes several
members of CWCF. Reading about these co-ops is a reminder that we can help strengthen the
movement by buying each other’s goods and services whenever possible, and sharing
information about worker co-ops with our networks. We invite you to submit an article
or story idea to us so that we can feature your co-op in a future newsletter.
Thu, 2013-11-07 (All day) - Sat, 2013-11-09 (All day)
The CWCF-CoopZone Conference will take place in Edmonton, Alberta on November 7th to 9th, 2013. The theme is: Educating Each Other for Empowerment. We hope to see you there! More information will be available in the spring of 2013.
The CWCF has released its February 2013 newsletter, full of exciting stories from the co-op world. Check it out by following this link.
National Co-operative Investment Fund
CWCF staff members have been involved in the Canadian Co-operative Association
(CCA)-led effort to approach the larger co-operative and credit union organizations
in the country to seek investments in the proposed National Co-operative Investment
Fund. As you may know, this Fund has been proposed to help capitalize new and
existing co-operatives, with the effort led by a committee which includes CWCF Financial
Officer Peter Hough. CWCF seeks to leverage our $250,000 pledge to encourage
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Greetings, members and friends of CWCF,
As we embark on this “Co-operative Decade”, as declared by the International Co-operative
Alliance with the leadership of CICOPA, CWCF has been working on a number of fronts to
improve the environment for worker co-ops to develop and grow. Although we were very
disappointed to see the Co-operative Development Initiative cease at the end of 2012, CWCF
has been pleased to deliver advisory services to members and new worker co-ops under this