Kenzie Love

Worker Co-ops and the Sixth Principle

By Kenzie Love The term “solidarity” is often bandied about in co-operative circles, but what does it actually mean? Part of the answer lies in the sixth co-op principle: co-operation among co-operatives. When their interests align, traditional businesses might sometimes collaborate: a temporary joining of forces in pursuit of some shared goal. But co-operatives, as Worker Co-ops and the Sixth Principle


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Report from the Executive Director, March 2022

By Hazel Corcoran –  Next Worker Co-op Academy:  Starts May 2nd, 2022 –  Federal Worker Co-op Development Lobby Gains Traction –  More CWCF Technical Assistance Grants  – Conference 2022: November in Vancouver! (and seeking Committee members) – Film screening: Atautsikut / Leaving None Behind – BIPOC Advisors to CWCF’s Board Worker Co-op Academy:  CWCF will Report from the Executive Director, March 2022


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Statement on the situation in Ukraine

CICOPA, the international federation of industrial and service co-operatives, has issued a statement on the situation in Ukraine. CWCF is a signatory to the statement. Read the statement.


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Solidarity Economy Principles

The Solidarity Economy Principles and practices to build the Solidarity Economy Movement have recently developed and the team is currently in consultation to garner feedback from players in the Solidarity Economy Movement.    Here is a bit of information  from the developers: Why did we do this? Tool to build unity & shared culture around solidarity Solidarity Economy Principles


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Black History Month a Chance to Recognize Overlooked Co-operative Tradition

By Kenzie Love February is Black History Month, and while the contributions of Black Canadians to the worker co-op movement are deserving of recognition all year round, they haven’t always been accorded this. Despite a rich history within the Black community (and other BIPOC communities), the history of co-operatives is often confined to a narrative Black History Month a Chance to Recognize Overlooked Co-operative Tradition


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Thetis Island Farm Co-operative an Oasis Amidst “Food Desert”

By Kenzie Love It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention, and for Thetis Island Farm Co-operative, it’s a pretty apt description. Located within BC’s Gulf Islands, Thetis Island’s roughly 380 residents also exist within something of a “food desert”, lacking access to a grocery store. But with a recent influx of young Thetis Island Farm Co-operative an Oasis Amidst “Food Desert”


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CWCF Young Adult Arts and Culture Granting Program Accepting Applications

CWCF’s Young Adult Arts and Culture Granting Program is now accepting applications.  Please complete the application form by April 30, 2022 if you wish to apply. More information about the program, including selection criteria and past winners, is available here. Please contact Communications and Member Services Manager Kaye Grant at communications@canadianworker.coop with any questions.  


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