Racial Justice & Reconciliation

CWCF Launches JEDI Social Acquisition Project

CWCF is pleased to launch the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Social Acquisition project, which started in September. This project, funded by an Investment Readiness Program Ecosystem Builders’ grant, is a continuation of the work of the University of Waterloo’s Legacy Leadership Lab (L3), whose final report is available here.  The JEDI Social Acquisition CWCF Launches JEDI Social Acquisition Project


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Statement on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity for us all to reflect on the atrocities of the residential school system, to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools, and to commit to truth and reconciliation.  CWCF encourages everyone across the country to engage in solemn reflection, education, and participation in truth and reconciliation events around Statement on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


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CWCF Welcomes BIPOC Board Advisors

CWCF is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Paul DeVillers and Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido to its board as the BIPOC Advisors. Please join us in welcoming them both to CWCF!   Paul DeVillers’ bio  Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido


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Black History Month a Chance to Recognize Overlooked Co-operative Tradition

By Kenzie Love February is Black History Month, and while the contributions of Black Canadians to the worker co-op movement are deserving of recognition all year round, they haven’t always been accorded this. Despite a rich history within the Black community (and other BIPOC communities), the history of co-operatives is often confined to a narrative Black History Month a Chance to Recognize Overlooked Co-operative Tradition


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CWCF Seeks BIPOC Board Advisors

As announced at the AGM, CWCF is seeking two BIPOC Board Advisors.  The characteristics sought are: That they be BIPOC : Black, Indigenous, or (other) People of Colour.  That they be engaged in the co-op movement and/or in co-op development, with preference to those in the worker co-ops movement.  The time commitment is for approximately CWCF Seeks BIPOC Board Advisors


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Practical Steps Towards Dismantling Racism

By Kenzie Love In contrast to its American counterpart, which has seen considerable growth among BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) communities in recent years, Canada’s worker co-op sector remains largely White, with little evidence that this is changing. Diversity and inclusion have been identified as priorities, but as Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard argued in Practical Steps Towards Dismantling Racism


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