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BCCA is the voice of the BC co-op movement.
Our mission is to build a co-operative economy that promotes social and economic justice, and advances the well-being of British Columbians and their communities.
From car co-ops to credit unions and coffee shops, 19 co-ops recently came together in Victoria for the city’s first ever Co-op Day.
Held Feb. 23, more than 120 people attended the day which featured food and drinks, door prizes and short presentations by co-operatives.
The day was even officially endorsed by Victoria mayor Dean Fortin, who declared Feb. 23, 2013 Co-op Day.
“It was jam-packed. It was really crowded, lively and noisy, and great,” recalls Vanessa Hammond, Victoria Community Health Co-operative (VCHC) vice-president, who planned the event.
Hosted by VCHC, Hammond says she was inspired to create a Co-op Day after attending the Co-operative City event in Vancouver presented by the B.C. Co-operative Association (BCCA). (Click on headline to read more)