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CWCF-CoopZone 2015 Conference

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…

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2014 CWCF-CoopZone Conference

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…

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International Summit of Cooperatives: Quebec 2014

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.

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CWCF-CoopZone 2013 Conference – Educating Each Other for Empowerment

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…

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