General News

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 Executive Director Hazel Corcoran, hazel@canadianworker.coop.   


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Board Member Profile: Eric Tusz-King

Eric Tusz-King has served as the Atlantic region director on CWCF’s board since 2007, and will conclude his final term in office later this year. His introduction to the worker co-op movement began with the development of EnerGreen Builders’ Co-operative, which was created to build energy-efficient homes in 2006. His interest in the co-op model, Board Member Profile: Eric Tusz-King


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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)


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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


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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


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