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2020 Arts and Culture Grant Project

The $1000 grant for a youth-based arts and culture project was awarded to the Social Justice Co-operative of Newfoundland, a group committed to raising the profile of co-operative approaches to economic and social development in Newfoundland and Labrador. In service of this commitment, with the support of the grant, the co-op commissioned local freelance artist 2020 Arts and Culture Grant Project


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Concern for Community Last But Far From Least Among Co-op Principles

By Kenzie Love Adopted in 1995, the seventh co-op principle, concern for community, may be the most recent addition to the list, but in some ways it is the foundation on which the other six principles are built. England’s Rochdale Pioneers, originators of the modern principles, may not have explicitly included concern for community in Concern for Community Last But Far From Least Among Co-op Principles


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Apply Now to the Worker Co-op Academy

By Kenzie Love Starting any business is challenging, and co-ops are no different. As veteran co-op developer Russ Christianson observes: “Like any good business, a co-op requires an excellent business plan, sufficient start-up capital, and the tenacity of its founders.  There will be long hours, many meetings, and low pay in the start-up phase.” Fortunately, Apply Now to the Worker Co-op Academy


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Solidarity Shopping

CWCF launched its Solidarity Shopping program to encourage members and supporters to find and shop from worker co-operatives across Canada.   You can link here to see our list.  Members are encouraged to sign-up here if they wish to be included in the list. 


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Board Member Profile: Sandra Allen

CWCF is pleased to welcome Sandra Allen of Shift Delivery Co-op as its director for the BC/Yukon region. Sandra replaces Jessica Valentine, whom she’d been assisting with her director’s duties since 2019.  A member of Shift Delivery for the past two years, and one of its board members for the past year and a half, Board Member Profile: Sandra Allen


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