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BCCA 2019 Co-op Week Innovation Forum

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Creekside Community Centre

1 Athletes Way

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Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1

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Join leaders from across North America and explore the innovative ways co-operative solutions can solve business and community problems!

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Democratic ownership. Community investment. Solidarity. Autonomy. These are just a few of the values and principles that shape co-operatives.

BCCA Co-op Week Innovation Forum is an engaging dialogue which explores innovative ways co-operative solutions can solve pressing business and community problems from both an international and local lens. Learn from seven leaders from across the Pacific Northwest as they share their diverse stories of leading innovation and disruption within their industries and offer advice as young female entrepreneurs!

“Canada is home to one of the most innovative and growth-oriented co-operative sectors in the world… This business model harbours great potential for the Canadian economy.”

–– Motion-100 Consultations (M-100)

With the federal election fast approaching, the Innovation Forum also examines the agility of the co-operative model and how it is a customizable solution to a variety of unmet community needs. We will discuss how the federal government can best support the sector, especially as the recent M-100 Consultations led by the Government of Canada recognized how the co-op sector is addressing unmet needs within emerging areas of opportunity, particularly in Women and Youth Entrepreneurship and Community Innovation.

Join us as we celebrate Co-op Week with an exciting evening featuring two dialogue sessions and speakers from around the Pacific Northwest including local emerging BC co-op innovators highlighted within the M-100 report! The evening will conclude with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and networking.

10% of each ticket sale will be donated to the Victoria Women in Need Community Co-operative (WIN), a non-profit dedicated to supporting women on their journey between crisis and wellness.

Doors open at 4:30pm and the Innovation Forum will begin at 5:30pm.

Innovation Forum Program

Innovation Forum Speaker List

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Welcoming Remarks

Dialogue Session: Scalable Sector and Community Change: An International Perspective

Nora Menkin, Executive Director, The Co-op Funeral Home of People’s Memorial

Susanna Schultz, Marketing Director, Central Co-op

Kateri Gutierrez, Founder/Worker-Owner, Collective Avenue Coffee

Dialogue Session: Innovation for Impact: A BC Perspective

Trista Pewapisconias, Indigenous Relations Lead, Co-operatives First

Jessica Valentine, Sales Marketing Manager, Wood Shop Worker's Co-op

Christina Baker, Director of Community Lending, Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

Lisa Giroday, Garden Design/Build & Marketing Manager, Victory Gardens

Ticket also includes a Reception and Networking opportunity. Food and local wine will also be served during the event.

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Creekside Community Centre

1 Athletes Way

MP4 Room

Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1

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