Kenzie Love

CWCF Conference 2021 Day Three Preview

Day three of CWCF’s virtual national Conference, November 18th, will begin with a Worker Co-op Financing Workshop. Learn about successful financing as we explore what potential financiers are looking for and some  financing tools that are available. The workshop will provide an overview of tools such as the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund and look at CWCF Conference 2021 Day Three Preview


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Creating Websites Just the Starting Point for Weaver Digital Design & Storytelling

By Kenzie Love For Vancouver Island-based worker co-op Weaver Digital Design & Storytelling, the year since its launch has been one to remember, with the impact of the pandemic offering both challenges and opportunities. Initial concerns about whether there would be enough work to go around were soon replaced by the realization that there might Creating Websites Just the Starting Point for Weaver Digital Design & Storytelling


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Lack of Awareness a Barrier for Co-op Education on Campus

By Kenzie Love Among the obstacles the co-operative movement faces, education — or a lack thereof – is often cited as a key factor, with co-operators pointing to neglect of the model in many business schools’ curricula. As Simon Berge of the University of Winnipeg observes, “most business schools currently present the neoliberal capitalist model Lack of Awareness a Barrier for Co-op Education on Campus


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CWCF 2021 Conference: Day One Preview

CWCF is excited to begin our bilingual 2021 Conference, Building Better Together, November 16 with a keynote panel and peer learning session. The keynote panel will draw on the experience of members of Canada’s worker co-op sector to explore what strategies worker co-ops have used to survive and thrive in the face of the pandemic CWCF 2021 Conference: Day One Preview


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VALU Co-op Offers Artists the Chance to Make a Living and a Life

By Kenzie Love Precarious, low-paying work has long been a feature of employment in the arts sector. A group of Vancouver artists, however, wanted to change that, so they founded VALU (Vancouver Artists Labour Union) Co-op, a unionized worker co-op intended to provide stable income for its members.  VALU’s members were also motivated by a VALU Co-op Offers Artists the Chance to Make a Living and a Life


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Report from the Executive Director, August 2021

By Hazel Corcoran CWCF is excited to be hosting our first ever fully virtual conference this fall, from November 16-18. Our theme, “Building Better Together”, will explore how worker co-operatives have demonstrated resilience and solidarity throughout the Covid19 pandemic, while facing significant challenges.  We will share particular strategies of worker co-ops in dealing with crises Report from the Executive Director, August 2021


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