CWCF is pleased to announce that after reviewing the six submissions received, it has decided on the winner for this year’s arts and culture grants. Eyemole Arts and Technology Co-operative received a $1000 grant, funded through a bequest from the late CWCF President Mark Goldblatt, to create an online interactive story about the history of … Arts and Culture Grant Winner Chosen
It is very exciting and energizing to be working under CWCF’s new Strategic Plan. The two main areas of focus are to Engage and Support our Members, and to Build Awareness and Scale Up Worker Co-ops, including collaborating with our members in the Solidarity Economy. Thanks especially to significant member feedback, we have the sense … Report from the Executive Director, April 2019
Since its founding in 1991, CWCF has had a vision of growing and strengthening the Canadian Worker Co-op movement, and in recent years, we’ve decided to take it to the next level. At the 2017 CWCF conference, members asked the Board and staff for a bold strategic plan, one that went beyond the status quo. … Bringing Our Strategic Plan to Life
“Our feeling was that if we want to build differently then we should also have an organization that’s more sustainable, to sort of model in our practices what we try to do in our work”, says co-founder Matt Adams. Although Fourth Pig, which is based in Ontario’s Muskoka region, takes pride in the design of … Fourth Pig Construction Cuts Carbon Emissions Through Green Building Techniques
Nominations are sought by July 27th, 2018 for either or both of the CWCF Awards which can be given at each annual Conference. CWCF strongly encourages worker co-ops to nominate either their own or another co-op for the Worker Co-op Best Practices Award, or an individual for the Worker Co-op Merit Award. Award winners, who … CWCF Awards – Please Submit Nominations!
by Russ Christianson Over the next few months, Dominique Bernier, Cathy Lang and I will be working with CWCF board members and staff, members of worker co-operatives and co-op developers to co-create a strategy for scaling Canada’s worker co-op movement. In addition to CWCF insiders, we will engage key opinion leaders inside and outside of … Archived March 20, 2020 – Be Part of Creating a Strategy to Grow Canada’s Worker Co-op Movement
By Tommy Allen The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) was an inspiring demonstration of how much engaged citizens and workers care about their community. There were hundreds of participants, and the program was 36-pages long. Canada’s worker co-op community is less than a quarter of the size in comparison, but if you compare that … Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) 2017
May 24, 2016 —An energetic leader within the Canadian and American co-operative movement will be the first recipient of the William J. Nelson Contribution to ACE Award recognizing those who add significant value to the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE). Hazel Corcoran of Calgary, the executive director of the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation, new board … Hazel Corcoran receives the William J. Nelson ACE Award.
CWCF has an updated, Nov. 2018 draft of its Climate Change Statement. In sum, CWCF calls for urgent international action that includes the following elements: Commitment to 100% renewable future by 2050, Mutual Support, Equity and self-responsibility, Fair Compensation, the Common Good, and Openness and Transparency. CWCF encourages its members and partners to adopt a … CWCF adopts Climate Change Statement in Lead-Up to UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland
Canada’s worker co-operative movement is deeply saddened by the loss of CWCF’s Past President Mark Goldblatt, who died on Tuesday, February 3rd of an apparent heart attack. “Mark’s contributions to building the worker co-operative movement in Canada were instrumental in building the movement, and its national Federation,” said Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director of the Canadian … Canada’s worker co-ops mourn the loss of co-op pioneer Mark Goldblatt