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Delegate Package 2016

Delegates — here is your 2016 AGM package. We'll be updating this site regularly, so check back! This year, we're going paperless, so be sure to bring your laptop or tablet so you can follow along at the meeting.

To view past newsletters and communiques sent to BCCA Delegates only, click here.

Board Candidates

Here are the board candidates for the 2016-18 term. There are 5 candidates for 3 positions.

Christian Brandt  

I am one of the co-founders and currently the Executive Director of the OGO Car Share Co-op. I am also the Executive Director of the Federation of Canadian Car Share Co-ops. Here in Kelowna, we started our operations in 2013 with only two vehicles and 35 members. Since then we have grown to eight vehicles and over 230 members. Challenging the status quo is necessary to change our car dependent habits and move forward to build sustainable communities.  I want to see our communities become more resilient and foster innovation and creativity; I believe co-ops play an important part in achieving this goal. I would like to play an active role in supporting BCCA’s new strategic plan.


Zoe Creighton

I have a strong connection with the BCCA. Not only am I an incumbent board director, having served for the past 8 years, I am current Chair of the Governance committee and the Manager of the Upper Columbia Co-op Council, BCCA's sister organization based out of Nelson. I am keen to continue my role as liaison between our two associations and to pursue creating synergies for co-op development and joint member recruitment. It would be my honour to return to the BCCA board and provide my support for the implementation of our new Strategic Plan.


Ben Hyman

As a leader, technologist, policy strategist, and advocate for the use of open tools, I bring creative approaches and strategic development to challenges facing the BC Libraries Co-op's diverse membership. I am currently serving as Realize Co-op's Vice Chair and have participated in BCCA's Cooperate Now business bootcamp initiative.



John Kay

I am the CEO & Principal Consultant of Realize Strategies Co-operative, a mission-driven B Corporation that provides management consulting and executive search services to non-profits, impact businesses and co-operatives. I advise boards and executives in the areas of strategy, innovation, finance and governance. An active community volunteer, I am Chair the Board of Fairtrade Canada and Vice-Chair of the Board of the BC Co-operative Association. I hold an Honours BA in English and Philosophy from The University of Western Ontario, an MBA from Simon Fraser University and a CPA/CMA designation. 



Chris Nichols

I am the operations coordinator for Wood Shop Workers Co-op, a co-op that makes and sells upcycled wood products in and around Vancouver, BC. As passionate about the co-operative economy as I am about the ethics of reuse, I’ll talk anyone’s ear off on either topic if they’re willing to listen.



Annual Report

Here's our 2016-17 Annual Report. Click on the image below to download.









Click here to download the Agenda.


Here are the minutes from the 2015 AGM.

Financial Statements

Here are the financial statements for the 2015-16 fiscal year.


The following resolution on waiving an auditor for the 2016-17 fiscal year will be discussed and voted on at the AGM. You can download the resolution here.