Program – Conference 2022


Draft Program Overview

Thursday, Nov. 17

 
9:00 – Conference Kickoff & Land Acknowledgement (HYBRID)

 


10:00am – FORUM
(HYBRID)

Indigenous Perspectives on the Solidarity Economy

 

11:20am – INTENSIVES

A) Resilient Strategic Planning for Worker Co-ops (IN PERSON)

B) CoopZone / Worker Co-op Development (HYBRID)

 
4:15pm – Regional Caucus Meetings (IN-PERSON)
 

7:30pm – KEYNOTE FORUM
(HYBRID)

What does the Solidarity Economy have to offer BIPOC communities & other equity-seeking groups?

Friday, Nov. 18

 

9:00am – FORUM (HYBRID)

Building Dynamic Worker Co-op Ecosystems

 

10:30am – PRESENTATIONS
(HYBRID)

1) CWCF New Strategic Plan: Strengthening & growing a more just and inclusive Worker Co-op Movement

2) Stocksy United: Empowering Artists



1:00pm – WORKSHOPS

A) Worker Co-ops 101
(IN-PERSON)

B) Grant Opportunities & Application Practices
(HYBRID)

C) Living Solidarity Economy Principles (VIRTUAL)

 


3:00pm – Co-op Ignite Showcase & CWCF AGM
(HYBRID)


6:30pm – Mix & Mingle Party at Wood Shop Co-op
(IN-PERSON)

Saturday, Nov. 19

 

9:00am – PRESENTATIONS
(HYBRID)

1) The Co-operators

2) Co-operatives & Mutuals Canada

 

10:20am – WORKSHOPS

A) Tools of Accountability for Worker Co-operator Collective Wellbeing (IN-PERSON)

B) Government Relations to Build the Worker Co-op Movement (IN-PERSON)

C) Trade Union – Worker Co-op Collaboration
(HYBRID)

 
 
12:00pm – Conference Wrap-Up (HYBRID)
 

1:30pm – Optional Guided Tours

Key Presenters

Daniella Preisler

US Federation of Worker Co-operatives
Colmenar Consulting
BIOGRAPHY PENDING

  • Friday, Nov 18 Forum: Building Dynamic (Worker) Co-op Ecosystems

  • Saturday, Nov. 19 Workshop: Tools of Accountability for Worker Co-operator Collective Wellbeing

Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido

Black Women Professional Worker Co-op
Advisor, CWCF Board of Directors



BIOGRAPHY PENDING

  • Thursday, Nov. 17 Keynote Forum: What does the Solidarity Economy have to offer BIPOC communities and other equity-seeking groups?

Elvy del Bianco

BC Co-op Association (BCCA)



BIOGRAPHY PENDING

  • Thursday, Nov. 17 – Intensive: Worker Co-op Development

  • Friday, Nov 18 – Forum: Building Dynamic (Worker) Co-op Ecosystems

  • Saturday, Nov. 19 – Workshop: Government Relations to Build the Worker Co-op Movement

Diamond Isinger

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada  (CMC)



BIOGRAPHY PENDING

  • Friday, Nov. 18 – Workshop: Grant Opportunities and Applications for Worker Co-ops

  • Saturday, Nov. 19 – Presentation: CMC

  • Saturday, Nov. 19 – Workshop: Government Relations to Build the Worker Co-op Movement

Conference Documentation

Check here post-Conference for slide decks, recorded sessions and meeting minutes.