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CWCF Emergency Relief / Survival Planning Funding (SPF)

The Canadian Worker Co-op Federation (“CWCF”) has previously offered small grants, through our accumulated reserves, to worker co-operatives to help pay for consulting services such as for marketing, financial administration, expansion, conflict resolution or legal issues. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges many worker co-ops are facing as a result, CWCF is converting CWCF Emergency Relief / Survival Planning Funding (SPF)

Staff Profile: Mateusz Salmassi

Based in Calgary, Mateusz Salmassi has served as CWCF’s Social Media Assistant since 2019. He is responsible for creating and posting content for CWCF’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds, and has overseen a steady growth in followers for all of these, particularly Instagram. Mateusz has long had an interest in creating a more just world, Staff Profile: Mateusz Salmassi

CWCF Emergency Relief: Supports to Worker Co-operatives re: Covid-19

We have been monitoring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our members closely, and it has become clear in recent weeks many worker co-operatives will need support to recover or continue their operations during and after the pandemic.  We are already aware of various changes:  some members are far busier than before but without CWCF Emergency Relief: Supports to Worker Co-operatives re: Covid-19

Webinar: Worker Co-ops and COVID-19

This webinar covers: An overview of COVID-19, its symptoms, and appropriate precautions to take (By a public health nurse). The responsibilities of employers (By a lawyer from Iler Campbell). Small group discussions on solidarity and collaboration among co-ops. Information on supports available to co-ops from the federal government and supports CWCF can provide to member co-ops. Information on the proposal Webinar: Worker Co-ops and COVID-19

A Proposal for shining light into this darkness, with the Solidarity Co-operative Movement

The world around us has changed, suddenly and dramatically, as a result of Covid-19.  The co-operative model, especially when partnered with government, is a proven way to help people shine in times of darkness.  We need this type of partnership to unleash the co-operative potential inherent in all of us, and quickly.  The Canadian Worker A Proposal for shining light into this darkness, with the Solidarity Co-operative Movement

A Message from CWCF

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves in the midst of difficult times and a rapidly changing situation.  We have set up a post on our website that already contains many valuable resources, and we will be adding to it as more become available.  But in the meantime, we wanted to let A Message from CWCF