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Canada's Emerging Co-operators is embarking on a social media campaign to profile the diverse and powerful co-operative movement in every region of Canada.
The 150th Anniversary of Confederation is both a celebration and a reflection upon how Canada has built its institutions, its economy and its social fabric. By focusing on the personal reasons people choose the co-operative model today, we want to document 150 ideas, faces and projects from all kinds of co-operatives in Canada.
This storytelling project will be broadly promoted on Facebook and Instagram to build public knowledge and understanding of the role co-operatives play in our economy and society.
So, what passionate stories can you share from your province or territory?
Can you help us put out the call? We'd love to share stories from member co-ops!
Team up with Canada's Emerging Co-operators to:
- Demonstrate active participation in youth engagement initiatives to your members
- Invite discussion on co-operatives, and share engaging stories
- Showcase the co-operative advantages unique to your communities
- Get inspiring testimonials you can share on your own Facebook pages
- Gain a greater online audience, with just a like, comment, share or hashtag
In the spirit of Canada's 150th, we're asking you - co-operators throughout Canada - to tell us your co-op story in 150 words!
- How did you get into co-ops?
- What do co-ops mean to you?
- What is innovative about your co-op?
About the campaign:
Submissions are open to anyone in Canada who wants to share their own co-op story. All submissions must include a photo and should not exceed 150 words.
You can share your 150-word co-op post with us over Instagram or Facebook with an image of your choosing using the hashtag #coops150. We also ask that stories from Worker Co-operators also use the hashtag
and if possible email your post to Kaye at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know this is a Worker Co-op story. We will share your post on CWCF social media Facebook and Twitter and in our newsletter.
Your post will also be shared with all of Canada. You can also send your story and a photo to
for them to post on your behalf.
Follow the initiative
on Instagram@Coop150 or like their
to read inspiring Canadian co-op stories! Did you know? this campaign format was inspired by the renowned portrait and personal story collection on social media known as "Humans of New York."
The most popular 150-word submissions will be showcased in Ottawa, in June and in November, as part of official gatherings of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada. As many as 150 co-operative stories from across Canada will also be published as a journal and submitted to Library and Archives Canada.