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Celebrating 40 - East End Food Co-op

Commercial Drive voyeurs might easily stroll past without notice, but locals know it as a landmark: the East End Food Co-op (EEFC). A bright green awning shelters ample bicycle parking and accessibility ramp to the retail store that welcomes all shoppers, members and non-members alike. That this store has survived 40 years, when the pace of change in the City of Vancouver can sometimes feel overwhelming, is something that can provide great inspiration for other co-operative businesses.


Starting up? Do it right. Co-operate Now!


Co-operate Now is a three-day intensive co-operative business education program. Learn from and engage with some of Canada's most vibrant and successful co-ops including MEC, Vancity, Modo, and The Co-operators. Click here to learn more about the program and to register


In Vancouver's Uber vs. Taxi Debate, We Need a Co-operative Solution

By: Kevin Harding, BCCA Director of Co-op Development

Co-operation is better than exploitation.


Caring Co-operatively

We're building a new model of seniors' care - elder care co-ops.

Caring Co-operatively, our Elder Care Project, is supported by the Government of Canada and the Vancouver Foundation. We're building a network of elder care co-ops across Canada - and can provide seed funding to get them started.

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Momentum Centre

The Momentum Centre is a one-stop access point for co-op development - if you're starting a new co-op, or building on the successes of your existing co-op, we can help.

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BCCA is the voice of a thriving co-op movement in B.C.

We speak on behalf of the co-op movement, we provide support and encouragement to co-ops, and much more.

Join us and be part of it all.

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