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.

Vancouver’s Wood Shop Workers’ Co-op Builds with Community

By Kenzie Love Vancouver’s Wood Shop Workers’ Co-op produces a wide variety of products out of reclaimed wood, crafting everything from bed frames to kitchen tables. The unifying theme, however, is to create furniture that looks good, feels good, and does good. Incorporated in 2014, Wood Shop  emerged out of a local social enterprise incubator Vancouver’s Wood Shop Workers’ Co-op Builds with Community


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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

By Kenzie Love When Fourth Pig Construction launched in 2007, its founders were out to make a difference, both in the type of buildings they made and the type of business they established. They were going to make and renovate buildings using green building methods that would reduce carbon emissions. And they were going to 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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