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Worker Co-ops May Have Advantages in Dealing With Pandemic’s Psychological Impact

Even for those whose health and employment may not have been directly affected by the coronavirus, the pandemic has taken a heavy psychological toll, one that inevitably risks spilling over into their work life. The impact isn’t invariably negative: a report by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) found that emergencies and disasters can Worker Co-ops May Have Advantages in Dealing With Pandemic’s Psychological Impact


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Co-op Care Offers A Better Way Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on both residential care facilities, private or government-run long-term care homes for seniors, and home care, personal support workers who provide services such as cooking, cleaning, and bathing to seniors and people with disabilities who are living on their own. The pandemic has affected both care recipients Co-op Care Offers A Better Way Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic


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Executive Director’s Report – September 2020

By Hazel Corcoran Parcours training program/Covid-19 support/AGM/Call for board candidates /Ongoing lobby work/Webinars CWCF is working actively with le Réseau COOP in Quebec to adapt their worker co-op training program to English Canada, and we expect to launch it in January.  It’s called le Parcours COOP, loosely translated as “Co-op Journey.”  This program offers entrepreneurs Executive Director’s Report – September 2020


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Board Member Profile: Reba Plummer

  Based in Toronto, Reba Plummer has served on CWCFs board since 2010, and as board President since 2016. The Co-executive Director of Toronto’s Urbane Cyclist, Reba started out as the proprietor of her own bike shop before joining Urbane in 2000. She attended her first CWCF conference in 2006, and has been present at Board Member Profile: Reba Plummer


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Call for Resolutions and Nominations

Resolutions for the CWCF AGM in November are due September 12, 2020. Please see the CWCF Resolutions process, including the Resolutions Form on the last page, at this link: https://canadianworker.coop/cwcf-agm-resolutions-process/.  If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to ask either the chair of the Resolutions Committee, Eric Tusz-King, erictuszking@gmail.com, or Call for Resolutions and Nominations


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