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...

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...

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...

Sign Up Now For Coop Youth Leadership Camp - PORTAGE ONLINE

Apr 9, 2015

The 2015 Coop Youth Leadership camp will be held in Clear Lake later this month. Senior staff volunteer Manon Timshel says the camp was devised to help youth in Manitoba learn about coops in their communities and the advantages of member-run...

Italian Artisans’ Revival After Economic Crisis Reflects Resilience of Small Industry - NEW YORK TIMES

Apr 9, 2015

PADUA, Italy — High-end printing is an artisans’ job in Italy. For those books, the gluing and the binding of the pages is predominantly done by hand. But at Editoriale Zanardi, a prestige book printer in northeast Italy, even the management fell...

'Transformation' theme at SaskCentral AGM - THE STAR PHOENIX

Apr 9, 2015

How fast is Saskatchewan credit unions' world changing? Well, when 2014 ended, there were 51 credit unions in Saskatchewan Credit Union Central, which handles liquidity management, government relations, compliance support and economic research,...

Old Crow Retail Co-operative in Old Crow, Yukon Joins Arctic Co-ops Membership

Apr 8, 2015

Winnipeg, MB [April 8, 2015] – Old Crow Co-op will assume ownership of a new Co-op retail facility constructed in Old Crow, YT. The Board of Directors of Arctic Co-operatives Limited has approved the application for membership by Old Crow Co-op, and...


NSERC, FCL invest $2M in U of S research to clean up polluted soils

Apr 2, 2015

      SASKATOON (April 2, 2015) – University of Saskatchewan soil researcher Steven Siciliano has been awarded a $2-million Industrial Research Chair (IRC) to further develop sustainable ways of cleaning up underground sites contaminated with...

3rd Cooperative Summit

Desjardins Group and the ICA confirm a third Summit to be held in 2016

Apr 1, 2015

Quebec, April 1, 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...

Le Plan stratégique des réseaux coopératifs et mutualistes

CQCM launches a strategic plan to create 20,000 jobs by 2020

Mar 30, 2015

As part of the days activities, the Annual General Meeting allowed the past Chair of CQCM Monique Leroux to present their new Strategic Plan (French only) for the co-operative and mutualist networks in Quebec. The Plan sets out their objectives...

René Rouleau

CQCM elects a new Board and new President

Mar 30, 2015

CQCM members elected the Board of Directors and a new President during the AGM. René Rouleau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Capitale mutuelle de l’administration publique, became the 21st President of CQCM. With a Masters in Public...