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 2016, 25th anniversary Conference registration is open! Please go to: bit.ly/cwcf2016 in order to register. Kathy Bardswick_ President and Chief Executive Officer_ The Co-operators Group Keynote speaker: Kathy Bardswick, CEO, The Co-operators – on Solidarity in the Co-op Movement Location: YMCA Hotel, Vancouver The draft program is now available: CWCF Conference Program 2016 28July.doc We are planning some local worker co-op tours and visits on November 2nd as a way to enjoy Vancouver before the Conference. You can get detailed information about Conference logistics in the following document: registration-costs-and-other-details-07092016
CWCF Board is pleased to announce our 25th Anniversary Conference being held in Vancouver, B.C. on November 3-5, 2016.
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Building Bridges – Pour Réussir Ensemble Lord Berri Hotel, Montréal, QC Oct. 29-31, 2015 In collaboration with the Quebec RESEAU 2015 AGM documents can be found here Click here to read all about our conference. 2015 List of presenters and presentation if available / 2015 Afficher la liste des présentateurs et présentation si disponible Note that the presentations are provided in their original language. No translations are available. / Notez que les présentations sont fournis dans leur langue originale. Aucune traduction sont disponibles. Alain Bridault : Coop Orion Worker Co-ops 101 / Coops de travail 101/ Benoît Caron : Quebec Paramedic Federation / Fédération des coopératives des Paramédics du Québec Building Bridges Introduction / Introduction à la conférence et au thème de la conférence Pour réussir ensemble Carl Lafontaine: la Coopérative le Théâtre Parminou Forum Topic #1 : Building Bridges across Generations Forum – Sujet #1 : Bâtir des ponts…
Our August special newsletter with information about our upcoming conference can be found here.
Location Old Orchard Inn 153 Greenwich Rd. S Wolfville, NS B4P 2R2 Canada Date: Thu, 2014-11-06 09:00 – Sat, 2014-11-08 14:30 Co-operative Collaborations: Member Engagement and External Partnerships November 6 – 8, 2014, with optional events in the evening of November 5th NOTE: A general article on the Conference, as well as presentatations and updates from the Conference, have been posted here. The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation’s (CWCF) annual Conference and AGM which was held jointly with CoopZone took place in Wolfville, Nova Scotia on November 6 to 8, 2014 Key highlights of the Conference included Worker Co-op Showcase Ignite presentations, presentations and discussion on the Indivisible Reserve and the new CWCF strategic plan and sessions on Worker Co-op Member Engagement and Recruitment and Evaluation in a Worker Co-op. There were several workshops on topics of practical interest to worker co-ops and developers. This year the CWCF Merit Award was presented…
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 international development trends and gain a solid understanding of the global cooperative movement and the business opportunities it offers. More information can be found here. There is an supplementary activity, “Share your co-op Achievements” for worker cooperatives on October 6th. More information about this event can be found here.
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 Ignite presentations, presentations and discussion on the Indivisible Reserve and a session on Effective Meetings and Decision-Making in a Worker Co-operative. There were several workshops on topics of practical interest to worker co-ops and developers. Lynn Hannley was awarded the Merit Award. Over the years she has been involved in the development of several worker co-ops, 59 housing projects and other community-based co-operatives, and helped create the CoopZone training program. For more about Lynn, see: http://www.communitas.ca/about-us/the-partners. At the AGM some important resolutions were passed, notably a co-op preferential purchasing policy and a resolution to develop…
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