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Archived March 22, 2020 – CWCF President Alain Bridault becomes a member of the CICOPA Executive Committee

CICOPA is the world organization of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Cooperatives, or the “international worker co-op confederation”. It is a sectoral organization of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). At the meeting of the Executive Committee of CICOPA held in February, CICOPA appointed Alain Bridault as a member of its Executive Committee. Alain represents North Archived March 22, 2020 – CWCF President Alain Bridault becomes a member of the CICOPA Executive Committee

CWCF Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance on February 15, 2011

CWCF Executive Director Hazel Corcoran and President Alain Bridault made a presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance in Ottawa on February 15, 2011. They recommended that the federal government: Launch a Co-operative Investment Strategy with two components : A Canadian Co-operative Development Fund; and A federal Co-op Investment Plan 2. Make the federal Co-operative Development CWCF Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance on February 15, 2011

February 2011 CCPA Monitor Article – The Case For Worker Co-operatives

Attached below, please see CWCF’s article titled ‘The Case for Worker Co-operatives’ in the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ February 2011 issue of the Monitor. For more info on the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives go to: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/ CCPA_February_2011_The_Case_For_Worker_Co-operatives

CWCF Recipient of Governance Award

June 18, 2010 – The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a 2010 Leadership in Co-operative Governance Award presented by the Canadian Co-operative Association, “CCA”.  (Note that CCA merged in 2013 with its francophone sister organization to become Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada.) According to CCA, “The Leadership CWCF Recipient of Governance Award

Archived March 22, 2020 – Worker Co-ops in Michael Moore film: “Capitalism: A Love Story”

The film by Michael Moore, Capitalism: A Love Story, features United States FWC members Isthmus Engineering and Alvarado Street Bakery as examples of economic solutions.  Look for the section on worker co-operatives when you see the movie.   The DVD (released in late 2009) and Netflix extras include discussion of co-ops by Canadian Tom Webb (founder of the Archived March 22, 2020 – Worker Co-ops in Michael Moore film: “Capitalism: A Love Story”

Steelworkers form Collaboration with Mondragon, the World’s Largest Worker-Owned Cooperative

Pittsburgh (Oct. 27, 2009) The United Steelworkers (USW) and MONDRAGON Internacional, S.A. today announced a framework agreement for collaboration in establishing MONDRAGON cooperatives in the manufacturing sector within the United States and Canada. The USW and MONDRAGON will work to establish manufacturing cooperatives that adapt collective bargaining principles to the MONDRAGON worker ownership model of Steelworkers form Collaboration with Mondragon, the World’s Largest Worker-Owned Cooperative

Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn

Written by Georgia Kelly and Shaula Massena Tuesday, 01 September 2009 Source: Yes Magazine Mondragón Co-op Grocery Store The Mondragón Cooperative Corporation (MCC), the largest consortium of worker-owned companies, has developed a different way of doing business-a way that puts workers, not shareholders, first. Here’s how it played out when one of the Mondragón cooperatives fell Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn