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...

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...

ICA - Funding solutions for co-operative needs

Jul 6, 2015

How can co-operatives raise capital effectively while respecting the unique structure of their ethics-based business model? TAN Suee Chieh, Group Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Enterprise in Singapore and member of the Alliance’s Blue Ribbon...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada is looking for a Research and Education Assistant!

Jul 6, 2015

  Co-­operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is a member-­driven association that supports, promotes and unites co-­operative and mutual organizations. CMC strives to advance the co-­operative economy by organizing co-­op development, advocating with...

A letter from Dame Pauline Green

Jul 1, 2015

Dear fellow co-operators, It is with the greatest regret that I write to tell you that I have made the decision to retire from the role as President of the International Co-operative Alliance to take effect at the closing of the General Assembly of...

Dame Pauline Green

Dame Pauline Green announces early retirement as ICA President

Jun 29, 2015

The first woman President in the 120-year history of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), Dame Pauline Green, announced her early retirement on June 26 at the UK’s Co-operative Congress in Birmingham. Dame Pauline, who has been actively...