Worker Co-op News

Eyemole Creates Project Explaining Worker Co-ops to Youth

CWCF member Eyemole Co-operative has created a visually engaging story, “How to Start a Co-operative”, that explains the co-operative concept to youth. Eyemole created this project with funds from CWCF’s arts and culture grant program, of which they were the first recipient. Congratulations to Eyemole on completing this project – we hope it will serve Eyemole Creates Project Explaining Worker Co-ops to Youth

CWCF Conference 2020

Postponed to November 2021 in Vancouver (dates to be determined) Nathan Schneider, author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy will present a webinar on July 28 on how the economic crisis Covid-19 has created makes having a visionary strategy essential – in lieu of giving the CWCF Conference CWCF Conference 2020

What If We had an Antidote to Worker Co-ops Selling out? The case for indivisible reserves in worker co-operatives

By Hazel Corcoran I read with great concern about the sale of New Belgium Brewery to Kirin-owned Lion Little World Beverages.  The concern is not only for the loss of this ESOP, as disappointing as that is.  Rather, it is because we know that every ESOP, worker co-operative and enterprise in the solidarity economy is What If We had an Antidote to Worker Co-ops Selling out? The case for indivisible reserves in worker co-operatives

Remembering Two Pioneers in Quebec’s Forestry Industry

By Chloé Lemon and Dany Rousseau Within the span of two weeks, Quebec’s forestry industry lost two notable people. On November 23 Jean-Yves Lévesque, founder of the newspaper Le monde forestier, passed away, followed by Gérard Paris, first president of RESAM, on December 9. In 1987, Jean-Yves Lévesque founded the newspaper which would later become Remembering Two Pioneers in Quebec’s Forestry Industry

Atlantic Region – Making the Most of Meeting at the CWCF Annual Conference

By Eric Tusz-King The participants from the Atlantic region at the Annual Conference in Tatamagouche made good use of their caucus time.  They have developed a 3-part plan for promoting and supporting of worker co-ops in the region.  On December 4th ten of those participants and a few more from provincial associations of co-ops met Atlantic Region – Making the Most of Meeting at the CWCF Annual Conference

Update from the CICOPA Congress

(from the Winter 2019 issue of CICOPA Link) Last 13 October, in the framework of the ICA Global Conference in Kigali, CICOPA organized its Congress. For the occasion, members from all over the world elected their new President and the new board members for the renewed mandate 2019 – 2023. Iñigo Albizuri Landazabal, director of Institutional Relations at Mondragon Update from the CICOPA Congress