May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories THE GUARDIAN

May 1, 2015

From Istanbul to Barcelona, the co-operative movement is flourishing as employees revive what the bosses buried. A 19th-century slogan is getting a 21st-century makeover. The workers of the world really are uniting. At least, some of them are. The...

Global 500 for 2013

May 1, 2015

The world’s 500 largest mutual and cooperative insurers collectively wrote over USD 1.2 trillion in premium income in 2013. The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has once again published its Global 500 report, a...

Our eight meeting of the All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives

Mauril Bélanger -Our eighth meeting of the All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives

Apr 30, 2015

Dear Friends, The All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives held its eight meeting on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, under the theme “Innovative co-ops in green technologies and climate change adaptation." My colleague Hélène LeBlanc, M.P. for LaSalle—Émard,...

Credit unions to continue wholesale consolidation discussion

Apr 30, 2015

INVESTMENT NEWS - Central 1 Credit Union, Concentra Financial Services and SaskCentral signed MOU in December By Tessie Sanci |   April 30, 2015 15:50 Vancouver-based Central 1 Credit Union, Saskatoon-based Concentra Financial Services Association...

The ICA announced three speakers for their global conference

Apr 30, 2015

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) announced three speakers for the world conference taking place from 10 to 13 November in Antalya, Turkey. World famous author Raj Patel is the keynote speaker, professor Yochai Benkler and President and...

CDF Jumps into action after earthquake devastates Nepal

Apr 30, 2015

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) has launched an appeal to support Nepal's co-operatives and credit unions affected by the earthquake. The disaster has surpassed 5,000 and the total is expected to rise to as many as 10,000...

Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

CCIF releases its business plan

Apr 30, 2015

The Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) took another step toward realization in April. The publishing of a formal business case which details the concept and operations of the fund now sets the stage for expanding partnerships and...

Enterprise Magazine launches a new web site

Apr 30, 2015

Enterprise Magazine, published by Central 1, serves as the main communications and news service within the Canadian credit union system. In April Enterprise launched launched a brand new web site. Enterprise provides relevant, timely and factual...

The All Party Cuacus on Co-operatives

The Co-op Caucus focuses on innovations in renewable energy

Apr 30, 2015

The All Party Caucus on Co-operatives met for the eighth time on  April 23. The meeting focused on cooperatives working in the field of renewable energy and climate change adaptation. Hélène Leblanc presided over this meeting during which four co-...

The 3rd International Summit of Cooperatives in 2016

Apr 30, 2015

Following the great success of the 2012 and 2014 Summits, Desjardins and the International Co-operative Alliance have announced that a third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives will be held from October 11 to 13, 2016, in Quebec City...

Budget Announces Social Finance Accelerator Initiative

Apr 30, 2015

The Budget on April 22 announced that Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will introduce a new social finance accelerator initiative.  The Budget recognized that social finance is an innovative approach that delivers both social value...

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...

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...