The BC Co-operative Association (BCCA) is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for this year’s Cooperate Now program. Cooperate Now will be held May 4 – 7, 2017 in Vancouver, BC.
What is Co-operate Now?
Co-operate Now is a 3-day intensive co-operative business education program. Co-operate Now provides information on what makes the co-operative model a unique and powerful form of social enterprise, and how to build a competitive and socially impactful local business.
Through Co-operate Now’s interactive workshops, students connect with leaders from the vibrant co-operative sector in BC, including the BC Co-op Association, Vancity Credit Union, Mountain Equipment Co-op, the Co-operators Insurance Agencies, CCEC Credit Union, the BC Libraries Co-op, Modo, and many others. These leaders take students through the micro and macro levels of building a co-operative enterprise, and provide the information needed to consider co-operation as a business strategy. Students also build valuable connections to BC co-ops to support their own start-up co-op.
Applications are now open and will be accepted until the class is full (deadline April 28). Class size is limited to ensure an environment of engagement and dialogue.