Royal Assent for Bill C-6 (an act amending the Citizenship Act)!

Yesterday Bill C-6 (an act amending the Citizenship Act) received Royal Assent. Some of key changes include: * reducing the physically present in Canada requirement from four out of six years, to three out of five years; * removing the requirement that applicants must demonstrate that they intend to continue to live in Canada once [...]

ACORN’s National Convention June 17-19 2017. Check it out!

Join us for ACORN’s National Convention June 17-19 2017. It’s our biggest event and you don’t want to miss out. We’ve got hundreds of low income people coming from all over Canada to build their skills in leadership, organizing, campaigning, and social justice work! Check out our agenda: https://www.acorncanada.org/convention-2017 How you and/or your organization can [...]

Help Build ACORN Canada !

Hello/Bonjour , We need your help to build ACORN. ACORN Canada is looking for motivated volunteers interested in fighting and winning local, and national social justice campaigns. We are recruiting for several lead volunteer positions: Community Organizer -To community organize. Expand the reach of ACORN’s economic justice campaigns in low to-moderate income neighbourhoods. -You will assist with: [...]

Interested in Cohousing? This event is for you!

Convivium Cohousing for Seniors is delighted to invite you to a presentation by Margaret Critchlow on the recently completed cohousing project – Harbourside Cohousing, Sooke, BC   Monday May 1, 2017 7:00 – 8:30 pm  Doors open at 6:30 pm  Ottawa Public Library Auditorium 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa  Donations appreciated  All across Canada, groups are forming to [...]

Care about Coops? Contact Your MP!

Write your MP and ask him/her to vote for Motion M-100. The motion is asking the Government of Canada to continue to recognize the important role that co-operatives and mutuals play in the Canadian economy, and to ensure that Canada’s co-operatives continue to thrive. Please use your voice as a local constituent to build support [...]

CAnadian Worker Coop Federation Webinar:  Learning from Failure Leads to Success

Forwarding along a webinar that might be of interest, taking place March 29th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. It will be hosted by Russ Christianson and focus on learning from co-operative enterprise failure.  “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Truman Capote Co-operatives have twice the success rate of conventional businesses: 40 [...]