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November 2011 CWCF Newsletter

Check out articles and videos of the 2011 North American Worker Co-operative and Business Succession and Employee Ownership Conferences at: November 2011 Newsletter


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Archived March 22, 2020 – Business Succession and North American Worker Co-operative Conference – October 11-15, 2011 in Quebec City

Join us for these two exciting worker co-operative conferences in beautiful and historic Quebec City. There will be empowering and engaging speakers from worker co-operative hot spots in the world – Quebec, Italy, Spain, France and more! The Business Succession and Employee Ownership Conference will take place in Quebec City from October 11-13, 2011. The focus will be Archived March 22, 2020 – Business Succession and North American Worker Co-operative Conference – October 11-15, 2011 in Quebec City


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Quebec Declaration – The Creation of CICOPA-North America

October 13, 2011 Quebec Declaration In the lead-up to the UN International Year of Co-operatives 2012, and on the occasion of the first North American Worker Co-operative Conference (Quebec City, October 13-15, 2011), the Worker Co-op Federations in North America have come together to create CICOPA-North America1 and have drafted this joint Declaration on the Quebec Declaration – The Creation of CICOPA-North America


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Media Co-op Wins Best Practice Award from CWCF

The Dominion Newspaper/Media Co-op has been awarded the Canadian Federation of Worker Co-ops’ Best Practice Award for “outstanding contributions to democratic engagement.” For full article: Media Co-op Wins Best Practice Award from National Federation of Cooperatives  


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Archived March 22, 2020 – CWCF President Alain Bridault becomes a member of the CICOPA Executive Committee

CICOPA is the world organization of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Cooperatives, or the “international worker co-op confederation”. It is a sectoral organization of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). At the meeting of the Executive Committee of CICOPA held in February, CICOPA appointed Alain Bridault as a member of its Executive Committee. Alain represents North Archived March 22, 2020 – CWCF President Alain Bridault becomes a member of the CICOPA Executive Committee


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CWCF Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance on February 15, 2011

CWCF Executive Director Hazel Corcoran and President Alain Bridault made a presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance in Ottawa on February 15, 2011. They recommended that the federal government: Launch a Co-operative Investment Strategy with two components : A Canadian Co-operative Development Fund; and A federal Co-op Investment Plan 2. Make the federal Co-operative Development CWCF Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance on February 15, 2011


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February 2011 CCPA Monitor Article – The Case For Worker Co-operatives

Attached below, please see CWCF’s article titled ‘The Case for Worker Co-operatives’ in the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ February 2011 issue of the Monitor. For more info on the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives go to: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/ CCPA_February_2011_The_Case_For_Worker_Co-operatives


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