Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director of CWCF, was interviewed by Scott Neigh at Talking Radical Radio. Listen to this interview at Rabble.
CWCF Contributes $250,000 to National Co-op Investment Fund At its AGM on November 10th, 2012, CWCF approved a recommendation from its Board of Directors to pledge an investment of $250,000, contributed over a three-year period to the National Co-op Investment Fund, lead by CCA. This includes $175,000 from the $500,000 in CWCF’s Tenacity Works Fund, and $75,000 from an anonymous investor. This pledge is an expression of faith in the NCIF as a sector-driven co-op development Fund supporting the expansion of new and existing co-ops (including worker co-ops, and with some focus on business successions), with leadership by people who understand the co-operative development process. The CWCF sees this fund as a vehicle for all of the co-op sector to share in the success of the co-op movement, through investing in new and existing co-ops. The Fund will get started once the co-op sector has pledged a minimum of $20…
Date: Thu, 2012-11-08 (All day) – Sat, 2012-11-10 (All day) The press release and articles by three different participants about the 2012 CWCF-CoopZone Conference PressReleaseFnl Article_Harvie_WorkerCoops_fnl Conference Reactions_Campbell CWCF Conference article_Banville
Hazel recently won award from the CCCM, recognising her longtime commitment to the francophone co-operative movement. She spoke recently with Michelle Strutzenberger of the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association, and you can read more by following this link to the news release.
Hazel recently won a merit award from the CCCM. Attached you will find a short speech which she delivered at the event. In the photograph you can see Hazel along with Marc Tremblay (Alberta Director, CCCM), Brigitte Gagné (Executive Director, CCCM), and Marthe Hamelin (President, CCCM). Good evening v3_fnl
Check out articles and videos of the 2011 North American Worker Co-operative and Business Succession and Employee Ownership Conferences at: November 2011 Newsletter
Join us for these two exciting worker co-operative conferences in beautiful and historic Quebec City. There will be empowering and engaging speakers from worker co-operative hot spots in the world – Quebec, Italy, Spain, France and more! The Business Succession and Employee Ownership Conference will take place in Quebec City from October 11-13, 2011. The focus will be on how to convert businesses into worker co-operatives. With nearly 200,000 business owners set to retire in the next 10 years, a tremendous opportunity exists to create more democratic workplaces. We are excited to announce that worker co-op conversion experts from around the world will be in attendance to share their knowledge. In particular, Serge Kirouac (Promo-Plastik) and Luc Fournier (Federation of CDRs) from Quebec, Roy Messing (Ohio Employee Ownership Center) from the United States, Patrick Lenancker (President, CG-Scop) from France, Felice Scalvini (President, Cooperatives Europe and Vice President, ICA) from Italy are just a…
October 13, 2011 Quebec Declaration In the lead-up to the UN International Year of Co-operatives 2012, and on the occasion of the first North American Worker Co-operative Conference (Quebec City, October 13-15, 2011), the Worker Co-op Federations in North America have come together to create CICOPA-North America1 and have drafted this joint Declaration on the socio-economic future of our communities and on public policy concerning co-operatives. Who We Are, What We Believe, and the World We Want to Build Worker co-operatives are enterprises that are owned and controlled by their workers. Their purpose is to provide their member-owners with a work environment which facilitates their professional and human development, and provides the best wages and benefits possible within the capacity of their businesses. Worker co-ops are run democratically on the principle of one member – one vote. Worker co-operatives around the world embrace and accept the seven Co-operative Principles recognized…
Français Congrès sur la transmission d’entreprises aux employés 2011 Congrès nord-américain de la coopération du travail 2011 English 2011 Business Succession and Employee Ownership Conference 2011 North American Worker Co-operative Conference English et français: www.cooperation2011.coop
The Dominion Newspaper/Media Co-op has been awarded the Canadian Federation of Worker Co-ops’ Best Practice Award for “outstanding contributions to democratic engagement.” For full article: Media Co-op Wins Best Practice Award from National Federation of Cooperatives Join The Media Co-op