Mauril Belanger

Health Co-operatives across Canada mourn the death of Mauril Bélanger, the long-serving MP for Ottawa-Vanier, August 16 2016 at age 61. Mauril was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, following the 2015 federal election.  He had been an active champion of co-operatives, and hosted our presentation about Health, Wellness and Social Service Co-ops in 2015 to the Federal All …

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BCCA Newsletter

Please have a read of the British Columbia Co-operatives Association’s July 2016 newsletter, especially the article from the HCCFC near the end. BCCA News: July 2016 BCCA CO-OPS IN SCHOOL PROGRAM SUMMER UPDATE It may be summer but the BCCA is still beavering away at Co-ops in Schools. We are expanding the program into Victoria, partnering …

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Meeting the Ministry of Health

On Feb 15th health co-ops from Vancouver Island and others from elsewhere in the province will meet with the BC Ministry of Health.  The aim is to discuss the ways in which HCCFC members are already active in the priority areas of the Ministry and to take steps towards further co-operation.

Researching Our Sector

Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Leonora Marcellus the HCCFC has submitted a research proposal to investigate the community impact of health care co-ops in Canada.  We hope to receive a response by the end of February, and hope that it will be positive as this is an important area for us to understand.

Members Serving Refugees

Umbrella Co-op, Vancouver has launched a fundraising campaign online at: Alternately people can support the campaign by mailing a cheque to BC Multicultural Health Services Society at 1-630 B Carnarvon St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1E5. Of course, all donations online, or by cheque will receive a charitable tax receipt. If you are active …

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