CIS Student Report,
Member Events, and More!

Dear members, friends, and co-operators,

With April comes beautiful cherry blossoms! This week we have a fantastic CIS Student Report to share from Rudia Nam, an alumnus of our 2018-19 CIS cohort, along with exciting member events.

Rudia Nam: Co-ops In Schools (CIS) Student Report

Rudia Nam is a third year UBC student majoring in International Relations and was selected to be a member of the Young Leaders Delegation at the recent 2019 Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) Summit.  An alumnus of the CIS 2018-19 cohort, Rudia shares her experience with the CIS program.

Co-ops in Schools (CIS) is a province-wide initiative that the BCCA runs annually to increases youth awareness of the co-operative model and sector. This professional mentorship program provides students with the opportunity to learn from mentors who champion and work directly with the co-op model. It fosters the development of productive, ongoing relationships between youth and the sector.


Modo's AGM is just around the corner!

Our friend and member Modo is hosting their 2019 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 17th which will be held simultaneously in Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna. Check out their Eventbrite Page to register and for a schedule of events!

East End Food Co-op
April 13th Member Appreciation Day  

Friend and member East End Food Co-op is hosting their Member Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 13th! All members will receive 10% off all items (excluding case lot sales or items already on sale). Drop by to catch some great sales and support your local Vancouver food co-op!

CCEC Member Survey 

Our friend and member CCEC Credit Union is asking for feedback from their members to better understand how members use their services and how they as a team can do better. Fill out their online Monkey Survey or pop into their Commercial Drive branch for a paper copy. All survey participants will be entered to win a $50 East End Food Co-op gift certificate!  Prize draw will be on May 1st. Good luck!

Book Launch for The Co-op Revolution by Jan DeGrass!

The Co-op Revolution: Vancouver's Search for Food Alternatives by Jan DeGrass is having a Vancouver book launch on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7PM at the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) Main Branch (350 W Georgia St)!

In The Co-op Revolution, author and journalist DeGrass writes about her journey as a founding member of the Collective Resource and Services Workers’ Co-op. Bounding to life during the heady, activist, grant-funded years of 1974–1980, the CRS Co-op became one of the most successful co-ops in BC and was committed to co-operation and worker ownership. 

Join Jan on April 23rd to learn more about her journey, work, and her new book The Co-op Revolution! You can also order her book online at her website. Also a fun fact about Jan: she's one of the first 25 members to join CCEC Credit Union!

Upcoming Events

We have some events coming up during this month so mark them down in your calendars!
April 15th, 2019
Co-op Radio Day @ Co-op Radio

(370 Columbia St., Vancouver)

To celebrate their birthday, Co-op Radio is hosting an Open House on April 15th at their studio from 10AM-7PM. Pop in to check out their studio space, watch a show being recorded, meet the new Fundraising Coordinator, mingle with their friendly staff and volunteers, and more!

For more details and to RSVP, check out their website.
April 17th, 2019
Modo 2019 AGM

(Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna)

Modo's 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held simultaneously in Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm.

To register and see a full schedule of events, please visit their Eventbrite Page.
April 22nd, 2019
Wetland Project
@ Co-op Radio

All day

For the third year, Co-op Radio will be hosting a special broadcast on Earth Day (April 22nd) titled the Wetland Project. Tune in to an audio-visual experience of a relaxing 24-hour circadian rhythm of a Saturna Island wetland. Check out the Wetland Project website for more details.

April 23rd, 2019
The Co-op Revolution
Vancouver Book Launch

(350 West Georgia St)

Join author and CCEC Credit Union member Jan DeGrass on April 23rd at VPL Main Brach to learn more about her journey, work, and her new book The Co-op Revolution: Vancouver's Search for Food Alternatives!
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