In the early 1970s the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern was really, really racist, says resident Sol Bellear, of the Bundjalung people, far north New South Wales coast. To receive medical care, you had to pay two dollars to attend the emergency department. If you were Aboriginal you might sit there for half the day and […]
Aboriginal primary health care service provider, offering medical and dental care as well as a drug and alcohol clinic nearby.
The Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative (CLARITY) was established in 2005 by members of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The chief goal of CLARITY is to provide support to cooperative movements in developing economies as they analyse and change their legal and regulatory […]
There is pressure on the sovereignty of civilians, while at the same time much input is expected of the autonomous citizen. The fields of tension are wide and concern individualisation in our society, and the lack of shared visions on how we should age. The European year of Active Ageing shows the timeliness of the […]
Via Sign Language Sector Cooperative offers high quality Finnish sign language interpreting and teaching services nationwide. Via is owned by its 47 interpreter members. Vias rules require members to work in a professional, independent and entrepreneurial manner in one of the cooperatives fields of operation, according to the operating principles of the cooperative.
In November last year we were commissioned by the Community Housing Federation Victoria to investigate and document the economic, social and psychological benefits of living in co-operative rental housing (rather than in what is almost the norm in Australia privately owned or rented dwellings). A summary of the report is available including recommendations which were […]
The Borderlands Co-operative has been involved in community, social and international development, ecological sustainability, social justice and participatory approaches to research and evaluation since end-1997. It was formally established as a not-for-profit cooperative with elected Directors, in July 1998. We are a place for the meeting of like- and differently-minded people, also creating space to […]
Our main objective is to increase the prosperity and welfare of our people by means of economic development and improvement. Within this respect, one of the important means contributing to activating our policies on a social state is the cooperatives entrepreneurship. Cooperatives have gained an international identity in time and have become successful initiative models […]
In 1979 One Village One Product (OVOP) movement started in Oita Prefecture, Japan. The goal was simple: to unite communities around the creation of a specific good and facilitate larger markets for those goods. The model was successful. From shitake mushrooms to tourist filled hot springs, OVOP fostered businesses and realized economic growth. As OVOPs […]
Project OVOP aims to establish a model allowing local artisans to enhance their income generating activities through value addition of local resources. Launched in March 2011 as a technical cooperation project of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), with the Direction of Craft Industry of Senegal assuming OVOP Secretariat, Project OVOP is implemented in Fatick […]