The Latest News From Canada's Worker Co-op Sector
April 2019 Volume 11 Issue 3
In This Issue
·       Report from the Executive Director
·       CWCF Conference 2019
·       News from Our Members
·       Worker Co-op Summit/Sommet des coopératives de travail 
·       Upcoming Conferences of Interest
·       Upcoming Webinars
·       Reminder: Communications Survey
·       Job Postings of Interest
·       Right to Own: A Policy Framework to Catalyze Worker Ownership Transitions

Report from the Executive Director
It is very exciting and energizing to be working under CWCF’s new Strategic Plan. The two main areas of focus are to Engage and Support our Members, and to Build Awareness and Scale Up Worker Co-ops, including collaborating with our members in the Solidarity Economy. 

CWCF Conference 2019: Building Resilient Communities -
Ecology, Equality, and Workplace Democracy/ Construire des communautés résilientes -
L’écologie, l’égalité et la démocratie au travail
We now face a climate crisis-----worker co-ops can help transform our world to a better economy, society, and environment for everyone.

News from Our Members
Local Investing YYC and London Brewing are two CWCF members succeeding by emphasizing community.

Worker Co-op Summit/Sommet des coopératives de travail 
The US FWC Executive Director, Esteban Kelly, will be a featured speaker with exciting US Worker Co-op news/ Le directeur général de la Fédération américaine, Esteban Kelly, sera également l'un des conférenciers invités, avec les nouvelles du mouvement américain de la coopération de travail.

Upcoming Conferences of Interest
CWCF will be represented at two conferences in the coming months, t he joint Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operatives (CASC), Association of Co-op Educators (ACE), and the International Co-op Alliance in Montreal, May 27-30, and the Congress of Co-operatives & Mutuals Canada in Quebec City, June 18 – 20.

Upcoming Webinars
A recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) and CWCF allows CWCF members to receive a 50 percent discount on School of Democratic Management webinars! CWCF is also hosting webinars on Worker Co-ops 101 and Effective Meetings, in May and June.
Reminder: Communications Survey
Please fill out this brief survey on CWCF's communications. Your feedback matters to us.

Job Postings of Interest
People who want to work for a democratically run business can now search for vacancies on a dedicated jobs and recruitment website.

Right to Own: A Policy Framework to Catalyze Worker Ownership Transitions
Age-old questions of ownership, control, and distribution in our economy remain as important as ever. In fostering the creation of communities and workplaces driven by values of solidarity, cooperation, and justice, workplace democracy and worker ownership are crucial, powerful tools, and they can and should play an important role in the next economic system.

The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF) is a national, bilingual grassroots membership organization of and for worker co-operatives, related types of co-operatives (multi-stakeholder co-ops and worker-shareholder co-ops), and organizations that support the growth and development of worker cooperatives. CWCF's e-newsletter is available free of charge to anyone with an e-mail address and an interest in worker co-operative developments in Canada.    
Please send any comments and suggestions to:  
Kenzie Love
Editor of CWCF Newsletter 
(204) 276-8250