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Anti-Harassment Code of Conduct

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[1] 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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Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant at La Siembra

La Siembra Co-operative is a fair trade, worker-owned co-operative, which seeks to promote a new model of trading partnerships guided by the principles of fair trade. Incorporated in 1999, La Siembra is one of the first companies to import, manufacture and distribute Fair Trade and organic certified sugar and cocoa products in North America and has since branched out into Fair Trade and organic certified coffee, candy bars and baking products. La Siembra’s Camino® lines of consumer products are sold in over 3000 retail outlets across Canada. Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant Job Description and Applicant Questions https://camino.ca/

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2017 CWCF-CZ Conference

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…

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Partner with Canada’s Emerging Co-operators!

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.

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Conference 2016

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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International Worker Co-op Forum

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

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