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A flow of member benefits

“We sell plumbing gear to plumbers who are mainly our members, each with an equal vote.” That’'s the succinct description of the Plumber Supplies Co-operative (PSC) given by Tony Rogic, its general manager, sales. And it applied equally well when the co-operative was formed back in 1955. At that time Australian tradespeople faced a post-war shortage of essential materials. A resourceful group of [...]

Field Trip Day at the Co-op Gardens

The co-op gardens at Valley Natural Foods signify more than just growing plants for food or flowers. They're about using the gardens as nature's classroom to teach. On field trip days at the co-op gardens, local second graders soon find out there are several types of talented teachers present in this outdoor classroom. Students arrive accompanied by some of their own second grade [...]

A supermarket for the people

The year is 1972 in Singapore and there was widespread panic buying because of the fears of a global food shortage that the global oil crisis brought about. Unscrupulous merchants took advantage of the situation by hoarding essentials and raising prices whenever they felt like it. To counter this, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) set up the first cooperative supermarket with the [...]

Jaco Ishulutaq Carving Demonstration at Museum of Inuit Art

The video shows Jaco Isulutaq from Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung Co-operative) sculpting. His work is being displayed by the Museum of Inuit Art which is celebrating the involvement of co-operatives in the art field as part of the International Year of Cooperatives. Pangnirtung - "the place of the bull caribou" - is located on a narrow coastal plain against a spectacular backdrop of high [...]

Radio Chéticamp: Carving out a place for French music on the Nova Scotia airwaves

Back in 1989, the only radio and television stations available to the people of Chéticamp were in English, and young francophones had nothing but English language music and artists to listen to. At that time the community was torn by the Acadian school crisis, with over 60% of residents voting against the idea of starting a francophone school in the region. Then a [...]

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