Coast Capital Savings is celebrating its 75th birthday

Jul 28, 2015

Surrey, Richmond, & Victoria, B.C.: Coast Capital Savings is celebrating its 75th birthday in a unique way that honours the values of its heritage beginnings in Victoria, Richmond, and Surrey.  From July 24 – the official 75th anniversary of...

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Scott Kennedy receives international award for distinguished service

Jul 24, 2015

Former director of Central 1 and Credit Union Central of Canada, Scott Kennedy, received a Distinguished Service Award at the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) global conference in Denver on July 13. This award is presented to individuals who...

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Anne Cochran elected president of WOCCU

Jul 24, 2015

Anne Cochran, President and CEO of the Louisiana Credit Union League (LCUL), became the first woman to be named President of World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) during the Global Conference that took place in Denver from 11 to 15 July. "I believe...

CTV - Sussex Co-op, Canada's oldest, closes its doors for good

Jul 22, 2015

The doors have closed for good at a Co-op that has been at the centre of the community of Sussex, N.B. for 40 years. The Sussex store is the oldest Co-op in Canada, dating back 170 years, and customers say they are sad to see it go. Read the full...

iNews880 -Grain Exchange becomes first 100% worker owned co-operative bakery in Alberta

Jul 20, 2015

A unique bakery and pizzeria is catching on in southern Alberta. The Grain Exchange in Calgary has become the first 100% worker-owned co-operative bakery and pizzeria in Alberta with all foods made from local ingredients and organic grains from...

Anthony Murray - Let’s market the co-operative advantage

Jul 17, 2015

Governments, non-governmental organisations and policymakers have been trumping the act of co-operation in recent years. Developing countries are backing co-operatives as a means to working together to increase growth and production. For example,...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Is Coming to Kelowna

Jul 16, 2015

It's official: Kelowna will be home to the newest location of the popular Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) store, making it a first for the Okanagan. MEC made the announcement about the opening on its Facebook page early Wednesday morning. The new...

Co-operative News - Anne Cochran named chair of the World Council of Credit Unions

Jul 16, 2015

Anne Cochran, president and CEO of the Louisiana Credit Union League (LCUL) in the United States, has been named the first female chair of the World Council of Credit Unions‘ board of directors. The World Council is the global trade association and...

2015 World Credit Union Conference & America’s Credit Union Conference Kicks Off in USA

Jul 13, 2015

World Council of Credit Unions and Credit Union National Association welcomed over 3,000 people from 61 countries at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, USA, Sunday evening for the opening ceremonies of the 2015 co-hosted World Credit Union...

NorthernLife.ca - reThinking Green: SUN Coop’s bright days ahead

Jul 13, 2015

The cost and sustainability of energy is affecting everyone and some people in Sudbury are taking action. The Sudbury Unlimited eNergy Cooperative Board (SUN Coop) is working on its first 500kw solar project.  This past December, the Independent...

2014 Global Credit Union Statistical Report Available Global membership rises by 10 million

Jul 9, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions has released its newest Statistical Report, which provides membership and financial data as of December 2014 from credit unions and financial cooperatives worldwide. This year's report includes...

Globe Advisor - The Co-operators commits $60,000 to support diversity scholarships for young members living in housing co-ops

Jul 9, 2015

Today, The Co-operators announced that it will provide$60,000 over four years to the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada), to support post-secondary education scholarships. The Co-operators is contributing $15,000annually for the...

The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada collaborate to develop young sustainability leaders

Jul 9, 2015

Today, The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada announced a new partnership agreement to jointly deliver the IMPACT! Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership over the next four years. The collaboration significantly deepens the capacity of...

Journal de Montréal - Taxi Coop interpelle Philippe Couillard

Jul 9, 2015

Devant l’ambigüité des positions du Parti libéral du Québec (PLQ) sur Uber, le président de Taxi Coop interpelle le premier ministre Philippe Couillard pour avoir l’heure juste. «C’est au premier ministre de s’exprimer là-dessus et de dire ce qui en...

The Atlantic - Getting Rid of Bosses

Jul 8, 2015

Worker cooperatives are not new, but they’re seeing new life as progressive-minded employees seek out remedies for the nation’s growing economic inequality. Worker cooperatives are equally owned and governed by employees, who also earn money from...