(submitted by Joy Emmanuel)
They are both about embracing the values of respect, diversity, support, and collaboration in our everyday lives. They both offer us tools for creating caring communities that are enhanced by the quality of connection with one another in our interactions at work, play, accessing or offering services, and for whatever we are doing.
That’s why I am passionate about being an inclusive leader and being someone who helps groups develop co-operatives. I am delighted to be offering an upcoming course in Victoria, BC that will introduce people to the BIG picture of what co-operatives are all about, Click here for the cooperative-course-flyer
The co-operative movement has been around a long time – well over 150 years! The co-operative model has been used in multiple ways to provide housing, employment, social programs, food, financial institutions (such as credit unions) and much more. It has been said that co-operatives have been developed to care for every aspect of our lives – from the cradle to the grave.