International Co-operative Alliance

Expressions of interest for the Presidency of the International Co-operative Alliance

Aug 20, 2015

The Chair of the Elections Committee of the International Co-operative Alliance has advised CMC that the call for nominations for the role of President of the Alliance is now open. Dame Pauline Green announced her decision to retire at the close of...

ILO Launches Care through Co-operatives Survey

Aug 19, 2015

Take the survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RWJW6PC Human care needs are expanding and becoming ever more complex. Populations of all countries are ageing, and people are living longer than at any other time in history. Today, care work...

ILO Launches Care through Co-operatives Survey

Aug 6, 2015

Take the survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RWJW6PC Human care needs are expanding and becoming ever more complex. Populations of all countries are ageing, and people are living longer than at any other time in history. Today, care work...

ICA - Calling on Youth Network members to participate in the Youth Network's General Meeting

Aug 6, 2015

The Alliance Youth Network invites you to participate in the Youth Network General Meeting to be held on 10 November 2015 in Antalya, Turkey.   On this occasion, we will hold elections to the Executive Committee of the Network. Nominations of...

HOUSING AND YOU HOLD THE KEY GETTING ATTENTION: MULCAIR, VAUGHAN, PREMIERS AND MORE

Jul 29, 2015

With a fixed federal election date of October 19 and with polls showing a very tight race, candidates and other interested parties haven’t been shy about discussing politics and policy this summer. One of the more prominent issues being raised is...

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...

Anne Cochran WOCCU

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...