For those in the New York area, please join the Center for Family Life's Cooperative Development Program in celebrating the launch of the first two worker-owned cooperative businesses based in Staten Island!
Are you interested in starting a worker cooperative in your organization’s community? The Center for Family Life will provide training and technical assistance to community based organizations looking to plan the development of worker cooperatives.
On February 13, 2017, NCBA CLUSA will host a panel of academics and activists at the National Press Club to discuss the historic role cooperatives have played in generating economic opportunities for Black Americans. The panel will also explore the potential of cooperatives to drive economic growth and social progress in the United States and abroad.
The UK'S first multi-day conference dedicated to platform cooperatives.
In 2014, the Cuban government created a provisional mechanism for the first privately owned businesses in its post-revolution economy through cooperatives. Although agricultural co-ops have played a role for decades in the agrarian and agroecology developments across their country, this new provision approved 500 worker co-ops–– a combination of converted businesses spun-off by the Cuban government, and start-up efforts from Cuban citizens.
After 18 years of community organizing and struggle, a full service grocery store is returning to Northeast Greensboro! For the past five years, community members in Northeast Greensboro have been hard at work organizing a community-owned grocery store. On November 5th the Renaissance Community Cooperative will celebrate it's grand opening!
At the Co-op Road Show, we will gather with like-minded folks engaged in cooperative enterprises and neighborhood and community institutions across sectors who are working to achieve similar goals.
Join Project Equity as they discuss 3 ways to raise community investments for your worker-owned coop with Cutting Edge Capital. They will cover a new approach that is now available due to the eagerly awaited Jobs Act, as well as Direct Public Offerings (DPOs), and specific to California, how CA coop corporations can raise up to $1,000 per investor by selling memberships to residents of CA.
The relationship between local governments and the social economy, was the focus of the Global Social Economy Forum, which took place earlier this month in Montreal, Quebec, a province where roughly 7% of the workforce is employed by a co-op or non-profit business and where public investment in the sector hovers around $100 Million CAD annually.
Celebrate Workplace Democratic Ownership – 25 years of Canadian Worker Co-op Federation