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Conference 2016

Conference Reports cwcf-coopzone-2016-conference-highlights   a-worker-co-op-members-perspective     melanie-conn-mark-goldblatt-award   cwcf-board-2016  developers-caucus-meeting-11-2016 Conference Presentations   (for those that are available) Andy Broderick, VP, Impact Market Development, Vancity and Managing Director, New Market Funds: Topic: Financing Worker Co-ops   andy-ccif-investor-presentation-cwcf-2016 Tracey Kliesch, General Manager and CEO, CCEC Credit Union: Topic: Financing Worker Co-ops  tracy-ccec-financing-cwcf-2016 Elvy Del Bianco, Program Manager, Cooperative Partnerships, Vancity: Topic: Financing Worker Co-ops   elvy-vancity-financing-co-ops-cwcf-2016 Isabel Faubert-Mailloux, Executive Director, Quebec Worker Co-operative Network / Réseau de la coopération du travail du Québec: Topic: Quebec Réseau presents its Parcours Coop or “Co-op Journey” isabel-parcourscoop_cwcf-2016   Parcours Coop 2015 Video  Jamie Bohach,Strategic Client Manager, Western Region, The Co-operators: Topic: The Co-operators: Co-op Guard & Member Benefits jamie-the-co-operators-cwcf-2016 Peter Hough, Affinity Consulting, Co-author:  People and Co-ops: Maintaining Mutual Respect and Dignity within Your Worker Co-op peter-dignity-cwqcf-2016 Marty Frost, DEVCO:  Topic: Strengthening your Co-op’s Value Proposition  marty-strengthening-your-value-proposition-cwcf-2016 Isabel Martins,  La Siembra:  Topic: Strengthening your Co-op’s Value Proposition isabel-ls-strengthening-your-co-op_s-value-proposition-cwcf-2016 Denyse Guy, Executive Director, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada  denyse-cmc-cwcf-2016 General Conference Documents…

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International Worker Co-op Forum

You are invited to participate in the International Worker Co-op Forum to be held in Quebec City, Friday, October 14th with co-op tours in the afternoon of Oct. 13th. In the program: Co-operative tours (October 13th, from 3 – 6 pm), a portrait of the movement of worker cooperatives worldwide, a panel on various styles of management in worker co-ops, and more. For more information, see the attached preliminary program.  This event is organized by le Réseau de la coopération du travail du Québec (Quebec WC Network) in collaboration with CWCF.   Enjoy a 20% discount by registering by October 3rd. Click this link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/xvpIpYR8KfgR8J8l1  english_program04-10

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Solidarity Works – CWCF Celebrating 25 Years! 2016 Conference of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation & CoopZone

 The 2016, 25th anniversary Conference registration is open!  Please go to: bit.ly/cwcf2016 in order to register. Kathy Bardswick_ President and Chief Executive Officer_ The Co-operators Group Keynote speaker: Kathy Bardswick, CEO, The Co-operators – on Solidarity in the Co-op Movement Location: YMCA Hotel, Vancouver The draft program is now available: CWCF Conference Program 2016 28July.doc We are planning some local worker co-op tours and visits on November 2nd as a way to enjoy Vancouver before the Conference. You can get detailed information about Conference logistics in the following document: registration-costs-and-other-details-07092016

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Hazel Corcoran receives the William J. Nelson ACE Award.

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 member of The Cooperators and vice president of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, the pan-Canadian association representing co-operatives and credit unions, will be honoured at an awards ceremony at the University of Calgary on June 2. “Hazel pushed the envelope for us, and helped our organizations reach as many people as possible in Alberta,” says Sarah Pike, program chair for the 2016 conference between ACE and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation being held in Calgary. “She was especially effective in connecting with leaders who would contribute to the discussion of Energizing Communities: Co-operatives Nurturing…

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