Hazel Corcoran

August, 2019 Executive Director Report

By Hazel Corcoran In this report, I’ll focus on CWCF’s upcoming Conference and our technical assistance grant program.  The report also includes a brief update about our video with Noam Chomsky, CWCF’s upcoming website overhaul, our recent staff meeting, and GM Oshawa. Plans are well underway for CWCF’s annual Conference, with the theme of Building August, 2019 Executive Director Report

Upcoming Conferences of Interest

The joint Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operatives (CASC), Association of Co-op Educators (ACE), and the International Co-op Alliance Research Conference will take place in Montreal, May 27-30, and Kaye Grant will participate on behalf of CWCF.   The theme is Co-operative Entrepreneurship, and more information is available here:  http://www.coopresearch.coop/registration-now-open-for-casc-ace-ica-2019-conference-platforme-dinscription-disponible-pour-conference-de-casc-ace-ica-2019/  The Congress Upcoming Conferences of Interest

Culture (including indigenous culture) and Social Change

This paper by Greg O’Neill discusses, among other things, the commonalities between Inuit traditional knowledge (or Inuit Quajimajatuqangit (IQ), similar to other indigenous traditions) and the co-operative movement’s values and principles.  It begins: “One of the most significant recent developments in redrawing the geo-political map of Canada was the creation of the Nunavut Territory. I Culture (including indigenous culture) and Social Change

CWCF AGM 2015 documents

2015 Annual-report-CWCF 2014 AGM minutes final draft Form of Resolutions 2015 Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation 2015 FS Greetings for the CWCF 2015 Resolution- Regional fed dues Resolution_TFSA_Assoc_Members AgendaAGM15_fnl Strategic plan Nov 2014-Nov2017_fnl Board Candidate Bios Lee Fuge Bio Oct 2015Jessica ProvencherReba Plummer Board Bio 2015

Model Worker Co-op Bylaws

These model worker co-op bylaws, with annotations, were written for the Nova Scotia Co-operative Associations Act, but can be adapted readily to other jurisdictions.   AnnotatedModelBylawsforWorkerCoop_NS_fnl

Canada’s worker co-ops mourn the loss of co-op pioneer Mark Goldblatt

Canada’s worker co-operative movement is deeply saddened by the loss of CWCF’s Past President Mark Goldblatt, who died on Tuesday, February 3rd of an apparent heart attack. “Mark’s contributions to building the worker co-operative movement in Canada were instrumental in building the movement, and its national Federation,” said Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director of the Canadian Canada’s worker co-ops mourn the loss of co-op pioneer Mark Goldblatt