Worker Co-op News

Welcome New Members!

CWCF is pleased to welcome three new members. Congratulations to Eyemole, Drivers Coalition, and Hypha! Eyemole Arts and Technology Co-operative, Vancouver:  Eyemole is a worker co-op that produces digital media and provides consulting services to values-aligned clients.  Services include app development, web design and development, augmented and virtual reality, graphic design, and more.  Drivers Coalition Worker Co-op, Welcome New Members!

New Worker Co-op Benefits from Technical Assistance Grant

When Daimen Hardie (pictured) and his coworkers at Community Forests International set out to build a multi-stakeholder co-op to combat climate change in Atlantic Canada, they knew they would need some help. What they didn’t yet know was that a source for such help was readily available — the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation’s Technical Assistance New Worker Co-op Benefits from Technical Assistance Grant

News from Our Members – May 2019

The Fairware Changemaker series, which highlights entrepreneurs and thought leaders, recently featured Chris Nichols, Operations Coordinator and Co-Founder of Wood Shop Workers Co-operative in Vancouver. The episode shows how Wood Shop creates custom furniture, millwork & metalwork using reclaimed and upcycled materials, while running a co-operative that provides meaningful employment in the Vancouver community.   Nova News from Our Members – May 2019

News from the US Worker Co-op Sector

Truthout’s Brian Van Slyke explores how business successions are a key source of the recent increase in American worker co-ops. In another Truthout piece, Robert R. Raymond, explores how “the American Dream” of immigrants is making a comeback thanks to worker co-ops. And Erin Baldassari of the Mercury News explores how Arizmendi, a California association News from the US Worker Co-op Sector

News From Our Members

Local Investing YYC, an associate member of CWCF, focuses on providing capital to growth-oriented Calgary entrepreneurs and small businesses that generate financial, social and environmental returns. This means that Albertans can invest in selected local businesses through Local Investing YYC and see the impact of that investment right before their own eyes in their own News From Our Members

CWCF’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

PDF version Vision To be a growing, cohesive network of democratically controlled worker co-ops that provide a high quality of worklife, and support the development of healthy, just and sustainable local economies, based on co-operative values and principles. Mission To work in solidarity with our members to achieve our Vision of a Co-operative Economy; To CWCF’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

Farewell to Neechi Commons

by Kaye Grant, Kenzie Love and Hazel Corcoran After spending much of the past year hoping for a solution to Neechi Commons’ challenges, it was forced to close on June 30th.  Neechi Food Co-op members rallied and identified many different options to turn their operation around but, sadly, were not successful in doing this.  They Farewell to Neechi Commons