This is the first time that we offered this new webinar that was recently developed by CWCF. This is a two-part series designed for people who are working in a worker co-op. It covered basic definitions, statistics on the movement, the co-op principles as applied to worker co-ops, and governance and management principles in a worker co-op. 20170221 Session 1 Worker Co-ops v2 151230 Session 2 Worker Co-ops fnl
Co-operatives have twice the success rate of conventional businesses: 40 percent versus 20 percent. Nonetheless, that still means that three out of five co-ops fail. During this interactive webinar, Russ discussed the reasons for co-operative enterprise failure and what can be learned from these hard lessons. Learning from failure
CWCF is partnering in this initiative. We want to get our Worker Co-operators engaged in this initiative. The focus is on young co-operators (under 35) but not necessarily limited. Click here for more information. Kaye Grant, CWCF’s Communications Manger is the CWCF contact for this. CWCF s’associe à cette initiative. Nous voulons que nos coopératives de travail participent à cette initiative. L’accent est mis sur les jeunes coopérateurs (moins de 35 ans) mais pas nécessairement limités. Clique ici. Kaye Grant, directrice des communications de la FCCF est la personne-ressource de la FCCT pour l’initiative.
Save the date: 2017 CWCF Conference / Réservez les dates: le Congrès 2017 de la FCCT For more information about the date and location of our 2017 conference click here.
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Conference Reports cwcf-coopzone-2016-conference-highlights a-worker-co-op-members-perspective melanie-conn-mark-goldblatt-award cwcf-board-2016 developers-caucus-meeting-11-2016 Conference Presentations (for those that are available) Andy Broderick, VP, Impact Market Development, Vancity and Managing Director, New Market Funds: Topic: Financing Worker Co-ops andy-ccif-investor-presentation-cwcf-2016 Tracey Kliesch, General Manager and CEO, CCEC Credit Union: Topic: Financing Worker Co-ops tracy-ccec-financing-cwcf-2016 Elvy Del Bianco, Program Manager, Cooperative Partnerships, Vancity: Topic: Financing Worker Co-ops elvy-vancity-financing-co-ops-cwcf-2016 Isabel Faubert-Mailloux, Executive Director, Quebec Worker Co-operative Network / Réseau de la coopération du travail du Québec: Topic: Quebec Réseau presents its Parcours Coop or “Co-op Journey” isabel-parcourscoop_cwcf-2016 Parcours Coop 2015 Video Jamie Bohach,Strategic Client Manager, Western Region, The Co-operators: Topic: The Co-operators: Co-op Guard & Member Benefits jamie-the-co-operators-cwcf-2016 Peter Hough, Affinity Consulting, Co-author: People and Co-ops: Maintaining Mutual Respect and Dignity within Your Worker Co-op peter-dignity-cwqcf-2016 Marty Frost, DEVCO: Topic: Strengthening your Co-op’s Value Proposition marty-strengthening-your-value-proposition-cwcf-2016 Isabel Martins, La Siembra: Topic: Strengthening your Co-op’s Value Proposition isabel-ls-strengthening-your-co-op_s-value-proposition-cwcf-2016 Denyse Guy, Executive Director, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada denyse-cmc-cwcf-2016 General Conference Documents…
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You are invited to participate in the International Worker Co-op Forum to be held in Quebec City, Friday, October 14th with co-op tours in the afternoon of Oct. 13th. In the program: Co-operative tours (October 13th, from 3 – 6 pm), a portrait of the movement of worker cooperatives worldwide, a panel on various styles of management in worker co-ops, and more. For more information, see the attached preliminary program. This event is organized by le Réseau de la coopération du travail du Québec (Quebec WC Network) in collaboration with CWCF. Enjoy a 20% discount by registering by October 3rd. Click this link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/xvpIpYR8KfgR8J8l1 english_program04-10
The Co-operators has created an insurance program, Co-op Guard, which is designed to meet the needs of co-operatives across Canada, including the members of CWCF. One of the many products included in Co-op Guard is Group Benefits. Offering group benefits is an excellent strategy to attract and retain key employees and can increase both morale and productivity within your organization. This webinar provided information about the Group benefit program. 2016-09-12_cwcf-group-benefits-webinar Why choose The Co-operators? The Co-operators has 70 years of history as a co-operative. Its focus extends beyond increasing profits and share values to a concern for satisfying the needs of clients, member organizations, staff members and communities. CWCF is one of the 43 member organizations of The Co-operators, which means that CWCF shares in the financial success of The Co‑operators. (CWCF’s Executive Director, Hazel Corcoran, is now on the Board of The Co‑operators.) The Co-operators has been offering employee benefits since…