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International Co-operative Alliance Consultation a Chance to Define the Co-operative Identity

By Kenzie Love In 1995, the International Co-operative Alliance set out to answer this question by adopting the Statement on the Cooperative Identity. Subsequently recognized by many governments and multilateral organizations, the Statement defines the cooperative business model, makes explicit the cooperative and ethical values on which it is founded, and sets out seven universal International Co-operative Alliance Consultation a Chance to Define the Co-operative Identity


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CWCF Executive Assistant (Bilingual/Remote) Adjoint∙e administratif∙ve à la FCCT (bilingue/télétravail)

(Le français suit) Developed: May 10, 2022 Download the job description The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF) is a national, bilingual grassroots membership organization of and for worker co-operatives, related types of co-operatives, and organizations that support the growth and development of worker co-operatives. CWCF is seeing a an ambitious, results-driven Executive Assistant to support CWCF Executive Assistant (Bilingual/Remote) Adjoint∙e administratif∙ve à la FCCT (bilingue/télétravail)


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CWCF Hosts Successful Screening of Atautsikut/Leaving None Behind

CWCF, in partnership with Just Us! Coffee and CCEDNet, hosted a successful screening of director John Houston’s 60-minute film Atautsikut/Leaving None Behind on April 19. Through interviews with elders, the film chronicles how the Inuit and Cree of Nunavik (northern Quebec) banded together to create a co-operative federation that allowed them to break free from CWCF Hosts Successful Screening of Atautsikut/Leaving None Behind


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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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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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