Thursday, 28 October 2010

Canadian Worker Co-op Federation Conference streaming live in Old Town Yellowknife #YZF #NWT

Conference streaming live in Old Town

Matthew Grogono
cell: 445-5995

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Yk Glass Recyclers is taking an innovative and green-minded approach to participating in a Canadian Worker Co-op Federation conference beginning today and ending Saturday. While president Matthew Grogono had originally planned on flying to Vancouver to attend the event in person, he decided it would be more in keeping with the environmentally green practices of the business to stay in Yellowknife and take part in the event via live streaming. "It seemed contradictory to me to fly down to a green conference and use up all those hydrocarbons for one person," he said.

WHERE: On the top floor above & in back of TJ's Nut Hut in Old Town, Yk Glass Recyclers will host a venue where Yellowknifers and businesses can watch a live stream of various workshops on a large screen. "It's going to be a great opportunity to gather a group of people together that are interested in building a strong worker co-operative environment," said Grogono.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
1:00-1:30 pm Pacific Time (PT)
Conference Introduction, including:
The Potential of Worker Co-operatives
by CWCF President Alain Bridault (in English & in French)
3:00-4:30pm PT
Worker Co-ops 101 - Rationale and the Basics
by Melanie Conn, Devco
7:30-8:30pm PT
The Role of Worker Co-ops in Building the Green Economy
by Peter Robinson, David Suzuki Foundation
Friday, October 29, 2010
8:30-9:30am PT
Panel Discussion - How Can We Promote the Worker Co-operative Model as a Way to Help Build the Green and Sustainable Economy Among Environmentalists, Social Justice Advocates, and Social/ Solidarity Economy Organizations?
by Yuill Herbert, Sustainability Solutions Group, moderator; Lindsay Cole, City of Vancouver; Maureen Cureton, Vancity; Kevin Millsap, Vancouver School Board
1:00-4:30pm PT (may end earlier)
CWCF Annual General Meeting*
Saturday, October 30, 2010
9:00-10:30am PT
Managing the Democratic Life in a Worker Co-op: Role of Members, the Board & Managers/ Co-ordinators
by Alain Bridault (in French & in English)
11:00-11:45am PT
Vision for the Co-op Movement in the next 100 years: What are the Opportunities? The Challenges?
by Ian MacPherson, founder and past Director, Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy, University of Victoria
1:00-2:30pm PT
Marketing for Worker Co-ops: What Does your Worker Co-op Do? What Works and What Does Not?
by Lee Fuge, International Women's Catering Co-op, and others