Worker Co-op News

Media Co-op Wins Best Practice Award from CWCF

The Dominion Newspaper/Media Co-op has been awarded the Canadian Federation of Worker Co-ops’ Best Practice Award for “outstanding contributions to democratic engagement.” For full article: Media Co-op Wins Best Practice Award from National Federation of Cooperatives Join The Media Co-op

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

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