November 14-16, 2023

CWCF Conference 2023

Canadian Worker Co-op Federation (CWCF)

Event Type:
Conference, In-person

Stronger Together Worker Co-operative Conference

Today, we are facing many challenges: the climate crisis, systemic racism, growing income inequality, and others. While the problems are clear, the solutions may not always be readily apparent. But there is one constant: we can best address these issues if we do so together.

That’s why “Stronger Together” is the theme of this year’s CWCF Conference. And It’s embedded in every aspect of this event, including:

  • Presenters, including Bruno Roelants, Gabrielle Beaulieu, Rebecca Kemble, David Daughton, and Margaret Tusz-King can all speak to the value of solidarity and co-operation from their years of experience.
  • The venue, Le Monastère des Augustines, an eco-responsible venue with exemplary sustainable development practices; a historic building primarily used as a wellness and yoga retreat centre.
  • Collaboration with CWCF’s partner in presenting this Conference, Réseau COOP.
  • The screening and panel discussion of the Réseau COOP’s documentary (R)evolution – Work is Human, which will showcase worker co-operatives’ inspiring solutions to current issues.
  • The location in Quebec City, a beautiful setting that’s home to a thriving worker co-op sector we’ll tour and experience, capped off with a visit to the worker co-op microbrewery, La Barberie.

This Conference will serve to bring together the worker co-op sector from Quebec and the rest of Canada. By coming together across borders and cultures, we will know we’re not alone in building our co-operatives and this movement. The Conference will feature engaging workshops and great networking opportunities, and remind us of both the diversity within our movement and the values we hold in common. Register today!