First Nation grows produce and people - The STAR PHEONIX

Apr 29, 2015

Growing a garden has turned into a positive social enterprise for a First Nations community in northern Saskatchewan. The Flying Dust First Nation at Meadow Lake started a two-acre community garden on the reserve, beside the Meadow Lake River, in...

Rich history comes alive in Tompkinsville - THE CHRONICLE HERALD

Apr 22, 2015

Lindsay Kyte’s eight-year journey to celebrate the saviour of her Cape Breton community culminates this week in the Nova Scotia tour of Tompkinsville. The play is the story of Father Jimmy Tompkins, a rebel priest who came to Reserve Mines in...

Bardswick, Elgie and Miller: Provinces can lead in building a low-carbon economy - THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Apr 14, 2015

Building a high performance, lower carbon economy is a critical economic opportunity and a vital environmental responsibility for Canada. Over the next two days, Canada’s premiers come together in Quebec City for an important Climate Summit meeting...

Okanagan Car Share Co-Op Expands Fleet - KELOWNA NOW

Apr 13, 2015

Kelowna   posted April 13, 2015 by   Wendy McLeod   The Okanagan Car Share Co-op shows no signs of slowing down with the addition of their sixth vehicle. A Ford Focus will be parked in the City Hall Parking Lot, right next to two of their...

Ikea launches range made by worker co-operatives - THE CO-OPERATIVE NEWS

Apr 13, 2015

Article by Rebecca Harvey   IKEA has launched a new range of products created by women’s co-operatives in rural India. The furniture, appliances and home accessories retailer is working in partnership with social enterprises Rangsutra and Industree...

SaskCentral Named One of Canada's Best Workplaces - GLOBE ADVISOR

Apr 13, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015 REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - April 10, 2015) - SaskCentral is proud to have been named the 14th best medium-sized workplace in Canada for 2015 by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, up from 15th in 2014. A...

Co-operators acquires Cdn underwriting agency Premier

Apr 13, 2015

2015-04-10 11:41 ET - News Release   Ms. Kathy Bardswick reports THE CO-OPERATORS ACQUIRES PREMIER GROUP OF COMPANIES Co-operators General Insurance Company has acquired Premier, one of the leading full-service managing underwriting agencies in...

Tompkinsville

The story of Father Jimmy Tompkins, Joe Laben, Mary Arnold and the roots of the credit union and co-operative movement

Apr 13, 2015

What if someone told you you could have the life of which you've always dreamed? All you have to do is live dangerously and create furiously -- together. Once upon a time, a group of miners did just that. Tompkinsville is the true story of a Cape...

Libro Creates Fund For Local Entrepreneurs - BLACKBURN NEWS

Apr 10, 2015

By Victor Young: If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own business, that dream could be one step closer to becoming a reality. Libro Credit Union has announced the creation of a five-hundred-thousand dollar annual fund for entrepreneurs as part...

Raj Patel

Acclaimed author Raj Patel to speak at Alliance Global Conference

Apr 10, 2015

The International Co-operative Alliance is pleased to welcome Mr Raj Patel, controversial author, professor and global policy expert as a keynote speaker at the Alliance's 'Towards 2020' global conference and General Assembly, to take place in...

Meridian Offers Ontarians the Lowest Posted Mortgage Rate in Canadian History - THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Apr 10, 2015

Thursday, April 09, 2015 TORONTO, April 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Meridian, Ontario's largest credit union, today announces it is offering an 18-month fixed mortgage at 1.49 per cent -- the lowest known posted mortgage rate in Canadian history.    "With...

Bleak future for Nova Scotia’s Independent Filmmakers

Apr 10, 2015

AFCOOP is sad and frustrated to hear the recent announcement of changes to the Nova Scotia Film Industry Tax Credit and the closure of Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia. These changes are substantial and will impact the industry and the...

Alberta tiny house co-op faces 'speed bumps' but founder not giving up yet - CALGARY HERALD

Apr 10, 2015

It turns out Ashley Baptiste wasn’t the only person excited about creating Alberta’s first tiny house community on a peaceful property east of Calgary. After posting an ad online more than two months ago, pitching the idea of a small home co-op on...

Our 7th Meeting of the All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives

Apr 9, 2015

Dear Friends, The All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives held its 7th meeting on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015. The theme of the meeting was “Health Care Co-operatives.” I chaired this 7th meeting and welcomed the following invited guests: Ms. Vanessa...

La Capitale maintains growth momentum

Apr 9, 2015

QUEBEC CITY, April 9, 2015 /CNW  La Capitale Civil Service Mutual has once again experienced growth in many areas this year. "We are proud to say that the mutualist business model continues to be very effective, allowing us year after year to attain...