Worker Co-op Profiles

Worker Co-ops are actively involved in the economic and socio-economic fabric of their communities. This page gives a sampling of worker co-ops.

Shift Delivery Promotes Sustainability

By Kenzie Love Vancouver worker co-op Shift Delivery launched in August, 2011, with a vision of reducing the impact of goods movement and creating empowering green jobs. To all appearances, the co-op has succeeded on both counts. Shift estimates that in the five years from 2012-2017, it avoided 70 tonnes of CO2 emissions that would Shift Delivery Promotes Sustainability


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Hullabaloo Publishing Talks about Challenges Facing Canadian Media

By Kenzie Love As in many other countries, Canada’s print media are in the midst of challenging times. A growing concentration in ownership has meant that just a few companies publish the vast majority of the nation’s daily newspapers, while a slew of weekly and monthly newspapers have recently closed. Alternative weeklies, one of the Hullabaloo Publishing Talks about Challenges Facing Canadian Media


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Fourth Pig Construction Cuts Carbon Emissions Through Green Building Techniques

“Our feeling was that if we want to build differently then we should also have an organization that’s more sustainable, to sort of model in our practices what we try to do in our work”, says co-founder Matt Adams. Although Fourth Pig, which is based in Ontario’s Muskoka region, takes pride in the design of Fourth Pig Construction Cuts Carbon Emissions Through Green Building Techniques


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Planet S Magazine Turns 10!

A New Cooperative Press for a New Media Age September 2012 marked an important historical milestone for Saskatoon and the province’s co-operative movement—Planet S magazine’s first ten years of independent city journalism. Published by an award-winning, home-grown workers’ co-op, its triumph will be remembered as one of this province’s great co-operative campaigns—like the pooling, retail Planet S Magazine Turns 10!


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Yellowknife Glass Recyclers Co-op

Yellowknife Glass Recyclers converted to an employee- owned co-op in July 2006 to take advantage of growing popularity of high-quality recycled glassware and the opening of a glass distribution retail store. The full story of this worker co-op conversion is attached as a pdf. Location: Based in Yellowknife, distribution markets across the Northwest Territories and Yellowknife Glass Recyclers Co-op


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