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Canada Business Network: Co-operative resources

Industry Canada – Co-operative Resources This information from the Federal Government is meant to help you navigate the world of co-operatives. This website contains general information that can help you plan, start, manage and grow any type of business.

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UnionCo-ops Council of U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops ANNUAL REPORT 2014*

UnionCo-ops Council of U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops ANNUAL REPORT 2014* Conference Calls The UnionCo-ops Council of U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops held monthly conference calls (except August) with a high attendance of twenty-two people, a low attendance of five people, and an average attendance of 12.27 people. Participation People from the following states and…

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International Summit of Cooperatives: Quebec 2014

Date: Mon, 2014-10-06 01:00 – Thu, 2014-10-09 01:00 The International Summit of Cooperatives is abiennial gathering where leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises get together to discuss their concerns about the current and future business challenges they all share. The Summit is also an unequalled opportunity to forge valuable strategic alliances, stay abreast of major…

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Simon Frasor University – Certificate in Community Economic Development

The Community Economic Development Program is a part-time program that is built to give you maximum learning and hands-on experience, while still giving you the ability to balance your other life obligations. It starts with a one-week in-person intensive, followed by three live, scheduled web-conference courses over the course of several months, and finishes with…

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Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions

Saint Mary’s University offers two on-line, part time programs that provide exceptional management skills to current and future co-operative leaders. Designed for working professionals seeking a program geared to co-operatives, the programs draw students, faculty, and researchers from around the globe and from a diversity of co-operatives and credit unions. Graduates and students come from…

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CWCF-CoopZone 2013 Conference – Educating Each Other for Empowerment

Star of the North St. Albert, AB, Canada Date: Thu, 2013-11-07 09:00 – Sat, 2013-11-09 13:30 CWCF AGM/Conference a Success! The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation’s (CWCF) annual Conference and AGM which is held jointly with CoopZone was held in Edmonton, Alberta, from November 7th to 9th. Key highlights of the Conference included Worker Co-op Showcase…

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Co-op World Music Project

A Melody of Co-operation Around the World: CICOPA World Music Project, a Legacy of the International Year of Co-ops Now Moving into the Co-operative Decade, by Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director, Canadian Worker Co-op Federation A CICOPA World Music Project resolution was passed in November 2011 in Cancun.  For the background, see: http://www.cicopa.coop/A-melody-of-cooperation-around-the.html Music selections, primarily from…

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New Worker Co-op Members

CWCF is growing!  We are thrilled to report that in the last few months, five new worker co-op members have joined. THAAT Co-op, Hamilton, ON; www.thaat.coop  (“The Hammer Active Alternative Transportation Co-operative Inc.”). Unite Strategy Digital Marketing Worker Co-op, Saskatoon, SK; www.unitecoop.com. LeftHand Media Co-op, Burnaby, BC ; www.lhmc.ca. Victory Gardens Co-op, Vancouver; www.victorygardensvancouver.ca. Viridian…

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Supporting Neechi Commons-symbolizing how Aboriginal People can regain control

Dear friends,  Open Letter to Winnipeg Re: NEECHI COMMONS This letter is being circulated by the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation on behalf of the signatories listed below.  These individuals are active in a cross section of co-operative and community economic development organizations as well as in universities. The letter is intended to let you know…

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Video about CWCF and Worker Co-ops

Recently Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director for CWCF, was interviewed for a video series being produced by The Co-operators; a leading Canadian-owned co-operative with over 65 years of history. Members include co-operatives and credit union centrals from communities across the country,representing a variety of sectors. The video is now availabe on YouTube here. The french version is also available here.

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