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/
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…
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.
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…
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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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