Kaye Grant

RRSP/TFSA Program Overview

One of the many steps that the Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation (CWCF) has taken to embody its vision is the development of a Self-Directed Registered Retirement Savings Plan (SD-RRSP) and Self-Directed Tax-Free Savings Account (SD-TFSA) Program. This program enables co-operatives and similar types of enterprises, including non-profits, to capitalize their ventures with securities held within RRSP/TFSA Program Overview


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COVID-19 VIRUS Resources

Last updated July 15, 2020 The continued spread of the COVID-19 virus has understandably generated many concerns and questions. CWCF encourages its members to follow the information provided by the following sources, while keeping in mind that the situation is fluid and subject to rapid change. We will be updating this page as more resources COVID-19 VIRUS Resources


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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for the Cooperative Business Community

** Le français suit. ** Hello/Bonjour aux membres de la FCCT /  CWCF members As sources of information on the rapidly evolving Covid19 pandemic, we suggest using the resources on the NCBA site, here, &/or the Government of Canada here. This notice is adapted with permission from CCO, and with guidance from the CWCF Executive Committee.   In order to Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for the Cooperative Business Community


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CWCF AGM News

By Kaye Grant At our recent AGM in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, the board election was held.  CWCF has three new board members: Frank Bezanson-Harris from Just Us Coffee Roasters Co-op in Grand Pré, NS (At-Large Director), Jessica Valentine from Woodshop Workers Co-op of Vancouver (BC/Yukon Director – completing a term, for two years) and Evan CWCF AGM News


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CWCF’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

PDF version Vision To be a growing, cohesive network of democratically controlled worker co-ops that provide a high quality of worklife, and support the development of healthy, just and sustainable local economies, based on co-operative values and principles. Mission To work in solidarity with our members to achieve our Vision of a Co-operative Economy; To CWCF’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan


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Model By-Laws: Multi-stakeholder Co-operative (under the Quebec Co-operatives Act)

The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation acknowledges that the “Ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce, Direction des coopératives,” the Government of Quebec’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Co-operative Directorate is the drafter of this document, which originally appeared in French as part of their publication Coopérative de solidarité:  Constitution, Organisation, Fonctionnement.  We are grateful for their Model By-Laws: Multi-stakeholder Co-operative (under the Quebec Co-operatives Act)


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CWCF-CoopZone 2018 Conference Presentations

Click to view the following presentations from the 2018 CWCF-CoopZone Conference: Russ Christianson Financial Management of a Worker Co-op Pascal Billard New generation coops kristen Wittmen new generation coops   Marty Frost Financing your worker co-opChristina Baker CCIF financing for co-operatives Bill Dinsdale ACU financing your worker co-op  Cooperatives First    Social Enterprise Worker Co-ops  Co-operators CoopGuard and MBP         CWCF-CoopZone 2018 Conference Presentations


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