Mutual Empowerment to Build the Solidarity Economy
with Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
November 17th – 19th, 2022
Online & in-person in Vancouver, BC
Please join CWCF for the return to an in-person Conference in 2022!
Free Virtual registration available for select Workshops and the CWCF AGM on Friday, November 18th.
The 2022 theme of “Collective Power” seeks to bring focus to what workplace democracy and the Solidarity Economy have to offer to equity-seeking groups, with a focus on BIPOC communities.
This theme builds on the work of CWCF’s Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee, and our Racial Justice Action Plan.
To build Collective Power in worker co-ops, practical tools are needed. Training session themes include strategic planning, available grants, and accountability for collective well-being. In terms of growing the movement, sessions of interest include building co-op ecosystems, government relations, and collaborations with trade unions.
There will be a CWCF strategic planning feedback session and as always, great opportunities to network and build solidarity with other worker co-operators and co-op developers!
Daniella Preisler – US Federation of Worker Co-operatives
Daniel Brunette – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
Diamond Isinger – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
Dionne Co – Solid State Community Industries
Elder Willie Nahanee – Squamish Nation
Elvy del Bianco – BC Co-op Association
Hafiz Akinlusi – Solid State Community Industries
Janele Halpenny – Stocksy United
Joel Santos – Co-operators
Jonny Sopotiuk – Union Co-operative Initiative
Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido – Black Women Professional Worker Co-op
Lissette Lemus & Jennifer Tan – Gia Consulting Co-operative
Rebecca Kemble – The Solidarity Economy Principles Drafting Group
Sope Ogunrinde – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
Susanna Redekop – Freedom Dreams Co-op Education
Pre-Conference Info Session
Business Conversions to Social-Purpose Enterprises: For Equity-Seeking Groups
What does the Solidarity Economy have to offer BIPOC communities & other equity-seeking groups?
Resilient Strategic Planning Toolkit for Worker Co-ops Intensive
Worker Co-op Developers Intensive
Living Solidarity Economy Principles (VIRTUAL)
Government Relations to Build the Worker Co-op Movement (HYBRID)
Worker Co-ops 101
Tools of Accountability for Worker Co-operator Collective Wellbeing
Government Relations to Build the Worker Co-op Movement
Worker Co-op – Trade Union Collaborations
Friday Night Mix & Mingle at Wood Shop Co-op
Regional Caucus Meetings
CWCF Annual General Meeting (HYBRID)