CWCF Conference 2023

Today, we are facing many challenges: the climate crisis, systemic racism, growing income inequality, and others. While the problems are clear, the solutions may not always be readily apparent. But there is one constant: we can best address these issues if we do so together.
That’s why “Stronger Together” was the theme of  CWCF’s 2023  Conference. And It was embedded in every aspect of this event, including:
  • Our presenters, including Bruno Roelants, Gabrielle Beaulieu, Rebecca Kemble, David Daughton, and Margaret Tusz-King who all spoke to the value of solidarity and co-operation from their years of experience.
  • Our venue, Le Monastère des Augustines, an eco-responsible venue with exemplary sustainable development practices; a historic building primarily used as a wellness and yoga retreat centre.
  • Our collaboration with our partner in presenting this Conference,  Réseau COOP.
  • Our screening and panel discussion of the Réseau COOP’s documentary (R)evolution – Work is Human, which showcased worker co-operatives’ inspiring solutions to current issues.
  • Our location in Quebec City, a beautiful setting that’s home to a thriving worker co-op sector we toured and experienced, capped off with a visit to the worker co-op microbrewery, La Barberie.
This Conference served to bring together the worker co-op sector from Quebec and the rest of Canada. By coming together across borders and cultures, we learned we’re not alone in building our co-operatives and this movement. The Conference feature our usual engaging workshops and great networking opportunities, and reminded us of both the diversity within our movement and the values we hold in common. 

November 14-16, 2023
Quebec City, QC

le Monastère des Augustines