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*Co-ops Work!

Time: July 13, 2012 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Room A218, Langara College
Street: 100 49th Ave
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://www.langara.bc.ca/summ…
Phone: 604.323.5193
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, co-ops, cooperatives, business
Organized By: Village Vancouver, Melanie Conn, Marty Frost, Ross Moster, Sarah St. John
Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2012

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Join Melanie and Marty to learn ‘Co-op Basics’: history of co-ops, principles, values, types, scope and success factors. The afternoon is ‘Application of the Co-op Model,’ which will provide you with the opportunity to explore how to use this model for your own initiatives. This workshop will also explore what resources are available for co-op development.

Offered as part of the Village Vancouver Transition School as part of Langara College's Sustainable Communities Summer School

Instructors: Melanie Conn & Marty Frost

Melanie Conn and Marty Frost have been working in co-op and community economic development since the 70s in Vancouver. Through Devco, a worker co-op of consultants, they have provided assistance to dozens of co-ops British Columbia and elsewhere in every element of the development process from initial group formation through planning through business and financial planning to incorporation. They also facilitate training for co-op developers.

Register call: 604.323.5322
Course Registration Number (CRN): 60850
Cost: $100
*discounts available for people with low income and students

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