Meaningful relationships at the centre of Paul Tiller’s thriving
Tuesday April 15, 2014
On March 5, 2010, Paul Tiller realized a dream he, his family and friends had been cherishing for years – the Peterborough, Ontario resident moved into his own apartment. Paul's arms jutted over his head in a sign of victory when asked what he thought as he stood in the centre of his new place.
'We consciously keep a focus on serving the community in all of our programs'
Monday April 14, 2014
What started as a slightly disorganized, anarchic group of students has grown into a structured and effective bicycle co-operative and student club. Jean-François Caron witnessed this growth in his six years with the Alma Mater Society (AMS) Bike Co-op at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Since its inception in 1998, the co-op has been working towards helping people make positive choices in their lives.
Scholarship fosters creation of educational materials for powerful art workshops
Wednesday April 2, 2014
Molded into the shape of a brain using cigarette butts and molding clay, this piece of art held deep significance for the 70-year-old workshop participant who created it. It was a way for the recycling co-operative worker in São Paulo, Brazil to express the struggles he has lived through.
News agency to fuel, build on citizens’ engagement in economic and social transition
Tuesday April 1, 2014
Whether it’s technical expertise or small- to medium-sized businesses, the Netherlands holds an abundance of assets that have been in large part unrecognized and unappreciated. Yet it is exactly these “un-glorified” gifts that could ring in the country’s future thriving.
Credit union three-year plan to build understanding of co-op business model
Monday March 31, 2014
For the first time, Vancity credit union has made its strategic business plan available to the greater public. This gesture of publishing its 2014-16 plan — Accelerating Impact — marks a significant moment for expanding public knowledge and understanding of the co-operative model. Vancity ranks as the largest credit union in Canada.
Gathering illustrates how community can be built one conversation at a time
Wednesday March 26, 2014
It was when Bernie Desrosiers saw Salmon Arm, British Columbia residents from all walks of life sitting in close groups of three to four talking about the future they intended to create for their community that he felt fresh hope soar for his city.