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2018 AGM Materials

Below are the files you will want to read for CWCF’s 2018 AGM in Winnipeg.  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, hazel@canadianworker.coop.  Merci AgendaAGM18_26Oct_fnl CWCF AGM 17 Minutes fnl draft Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation 2018 FS CWCF 2018-19 budget_fnl Form for Resolutions 2018 Annual Report 2018_fnl Candidate Bios Jessica Provencher bio_2018 Diversity of Board_Targets- Jessica Provencher Ian Marsh statement_10-2018 Diversity of Board_Targets – Ian Marsh Reba Plummer board candidate 2018 Diversity of Board_Targets -Reba Plummer Yvonne Chiu’s bio and canadiate statement_nov. 2, 2018_fnl Yvonne Chiu_Diversity of Board_Targets 2 Strategic Plan CWCF Strategic Plan V7A 2019-2022 CWCF Strategic Plan Context and Analysis Oct 2018_fnl CWCF Policy on Harassment CWCF Policy on Harassment_28_Oct2017_web site…

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Co-operatives in Indigenous Communities, and the services of Cooperatives First

A business development organization focused on increasing awareness and understanding of the co-op business model with a focus on rural and Indigenous communities, Co-operatives First will highlight the approach taken by the organization.  Co-operatives First will give an overview of challenges that co-operative entrepreneurs commonly face and discuss new opportunities creating a renewed interest in the co-op model, including in Indigenous communities.  The presentation will describe services Co-operatives First offers to worker and other types of co-operatives, and where potential partnerships with co-op developers and other organizations can help the sector.

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Presenters at the 2018 CWCF Conference

Christina Baker Christina is the Director of Community Lending for New Market Funds located in Vancouver. In her role, she leads business development and community lending for the $25M Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund. She is focused on investing in cooperative growth by providing financing that works for the cooperative sector.  She has more than thirteen years of experience promoting positive community and economic growth while providing lending and financial services to businesses and community-based organizations. She holds an MBA in Finance from George Fox University and a BSc in Communications from Portland State University. Pascal Billard Pascal Billard has a bachelor’s degree in agronomic sciences, specializing in business management in France. After graduating from university in France, Pascal worked on three continents (Africa, North America and Europe), and participated in design and management of numerous agricultural and agri-food projects. Pascal is involved in the cooperative movement, He facilitated the creation…

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2018 CWCF Conference Press Release

Learn How the World of Work is Changing – at National Worker Co-op Conference This Fall September 21, 2018, Winnipeg, MB. – The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (the “Federation”) will focus on opportunities for worker co-ops in the changing world of work at its 27th annual fall Conference, taking place in Winnipeg from November 1-3. The Conference will explore how changes such as growing income inequality, climate change, and automation are affecting the world of work and how worker co-ops can help people address these extreme forms of disruption. “I’m excited by worker co-op sector potential at this critical time,” says Hazel Corcoran, the Federation’s executive director. “With growing inequality and other profound economic challenges, people are clearly looking for an alternative economic model. Worker co-ops, which are proven solidarity-based enterprises, are uniquely positioned to fill this role. The Conference will offer a chance to learn how we can maximize…

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Co-operation in the Changing World of Work

Canadian Worker Co-op Federation and CoopZone present Co-operation in the Changing World of Work  The world of work is changing. Learn from  people who’ve witnessed these shifts firsthand how increasing income inequality, automation, and climate change offer opportunities for co-operatives to provide work amidst extreme forms of disruption. (in partnership with MCA, CDEM, CCEDNet , SEED Winnipeg Inc. and Assiniboine Credit Union Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium 251 Donald St. Doors open/refreshments at 6:30, program at 7:00 Admission to the presentation is included in the conference registration. Or people can register at the door.  Admission is free.  Click here to register. A poster is available to print and share. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Rob Wesseling, President and CEO, The Co-operators Since joining The Co-operators in 1997, Rob has held increasingly senior leadership roles within the group of companies, culminating with his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Co-operators Group…

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CWCF Awards – Please Submit Nominations!

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, communications@canadianworker.coop, 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.

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2018 Conference

CONFERENCE of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation and CoopZone Theme: Co-operation in the Changing World of Work   November 1 – 3, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Humphry Inn & Suites Hashtag: #cwcf2018 Thanks to all who attended! Powerpoint presentations from the conference will be posted soon. Conference AGM materials as well as the draft strategic plan can be found here.   Conference Press Release Conference Program  Time Wednesday,  October 31 5:pm at the Museum 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Forks for dinner On your own Canadian Museum for Human Rights has a $5 admission on Wednesday evenings, starting at 5pm (admission to the exhibit “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom” is an extra $5”).  We suggest meeting at 5pm at the hotel entrance for those wishing to go together. Suggestion to have a meet-up at The Common, The Forks 6pm to 9pm (closes at 9pm). The Forks is a lovely, central meeting space, and…

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2017 AGM Materials

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, hazel@canadianworker.coop.  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

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