Nominations are sought by July 27th, 2018 for either or both of the CWCF Awards which can be given at each annual Conference. CWCF strongly encourages worker co-ops to nominate either their own or another co-op for the Worker Co-op Best Practices Award, or an individual for the Worker Co-op Merit Award. Award winners, who are generally from the region in which the Conference is held, will have their registration and expenses covered to attend the Conference. Submit your nominee(s) to Kaye Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a brief write-up as to why you are nominating the co-op or the individual. The award winners will be chosen by the Board of CWCF. The details of each Award can be found here.
CONFERENCE of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation and CoopZone Theme: Co-operation in the Changing World of Work (Here is an ILO article on the subject) November 1 – 3, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Humphry Inn & Suites Registration is now open. Click here to register. Registration information is in this document: Registration Costs and Other Details CWCF-CZ 2018 Conference_fnl The draft conference program can be found here: CWCF CZ Conference program 2018 V18 Featuring Keynote speakers: Thursday evening, November 1, 2018 Rob Wesseling, President and CEO, The Co-operators Molly McCracken, Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office Confirmed Sponsors Vancity Credit Union Assiniboine Credit Union The Co-operators Credit Union Central of Manitoba Taylor McCaffery LLP University of Winnipeg Arctic Cooperative Limited Ontario Co-op Association Winnipeg is a diverse multicultural city with a rich and varied history, and boasts exciting attractions and an arts and culture scene that bursts with talent and originality.
Our 2017 Conference Newsletter can be found here.
NOTE: to obtain the full Conference Program, please click here. / Pour obtenir le programme du Congrès, cliquez ici. Below are the files you will want to read for CWCF’s 2017 AGM in Gatineau. We regret that most of these documents are available only in English. / Nous regrettons que la plupart de ces documents ne soient disponibles qu’en anglais. Si vous avez besoin d’aide pour comprendre la langue, consultez en français s’il vous plaît avec la directrice générale Hazel Corcoran, email@example.com. Merci. 2017 AGM Agenda CWCF Financials for 2017 AGM CWCF Budget 2017-18 Form for Resolutions 2017 Minutes of Prev. Year AGM2016 Accountability Report 11-2017 CWCF Strategic Plan 2017 AGM Annual Report 2017a Bios of Board Nominees: Eric Tusz-King Bio Chris Nichols Bio and Candidate Statement Alexandre Banville Bio and Candidate Statement Policy and Info re Diversity of Board 10-2017 CWCF Policy on Harassment_28_Oct2017_web site FCCT Politique anti-harcèlement_21_oct2017_fnl-FR_site
In light of increasing legislative requirements in various provinces regarding anti-harassment, and more importantly because CWCF wishes to create a safe environment at all events, CWCF’s Board has enacted this Code of Conduct, for all CWCF events. All attendees including speakers, sponsors and volunteers at CWCF conferences and events are required to agree with this Code of Conduct. Event organizers will enforce this code throughout each event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone. The Quick Version CWCF is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, and religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of our event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any venue, including talks, workshops, parties, and online media. Participants violating these rules…
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2017 CWCF – COOPZONE CONFERENCE Ottawa/Gatineau, November 2-4, 2017 Thanks to all who attended. Powerpoint presentations from the conference are now available here. Read the Conference newsletter here. Business Inn, Ottawa / Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Gatineau Theme: Radical Roots/Radical Routes of Worker Co-operation Nous avons le pouvoir. Vivons l’évolution coopérative! The movement for workplace democracy has always had a radical, transformative vision. These radical roots also call us to new radical routes, i.e., what is our way forward as a movement of solidarity economics based on ownership and control instead of capital? The world needs workplace democracy now more than ever; it needs people and planet before profits. Come to our Conference to help us map out these radical routes, to build this new and better world. We are thrilled to welcome two Senators as co-keynote speakers, Senator Lucie Moncion, a committed life-long co-operator and Past President of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada; and Senator Murray…
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…