April 6, 2013
6 different workshops at our 2013 Spring Conference – featuring topics on: great meetings, diversity and conflict, finances, interviewing, property, and planning for your co-op’s future. The 2013 COCHF AGM follows the networking lunch. We invite your co-op’s voting Delegate, Board Members, co-op staff, and/or any other interested member to attend both the AGM and the Conference
November 23, 2012
Bread and Roses Co-op in Kitchener is hosting a craft fair to celebrate the International Year of the Co-op and to showcase the creativity in our housing co-ops.
If you are interested in selling your crafts at this event click here to download a Vendor Application Form. Applications are due before September 10th, 2012. Email email@example.com for more information.
November 3, 2012
Click here to download the Conference Brochure.
Click here to download the Conference Registration Form.
Click here to download the Conference Poster.
Good governance and good management and healthy co-op communities are what COCHF’s annual education conferences are all about.
- Morning workshop - choose 1 of 3
- Plenary session workshop
- Afternoon workshop – choose 1 of 3
- Buffet Networking Lunch
- Co-op Service Awards Ceremony
- Displays and Door Prizes
If you are a director or in another leadership position, training to be a director, a co-op manager, looking for tools to govern your co-op, or want more information on important co-op issues; this is a conference for you.
Advance registration is required.
July 7, 2012
Join your local co-operatives to celebrate 2012 International Year of Co-operatives!
The celebration will include…
- Co-operative enterprises & organizations
- And more!
10:00 am – Opening Ceremonies
Opening remarks from Mark Ventry of ON Co-op and greetings from local politicians Regional Councillor Jane Mitchell, Councillor Diane Freeman from the City of Waterloo, Kitchener Centre MP Stephen Woodworth
10:30 am – Cooking Demonstration in the Marketplace with Chef D (www.chefdtv.com) in the Kitchener Market’s Marketplace using Gay Lea Co-operative Foods products. Sponsored by Gay Lea Co-operative Foods and Libro Financial.
11:30 am – The Tra La Las (www.thetralalas.com/) provided by the City of Kitchener
12:00 pm – Greetings from Kitchener – Waterloo MP Peter Braid, Grand River CarShare talks about being a local car share Co-op, and Mark Paul from COCHF talks about the benefits of housing
co-ops in the greater community.
1:00 pm – The Tra La Las (www.thetralalas.com/) provided by the City of Kitchener
2:00 pm – Closing Remarks
Grand River CarShare
Local Initiative for Future Energy Co-operative
Waterloo Potters’ Workshop
Ten Thousand Villages
Simply Fine Wine
Gay Lea Foods
Central Ontario Co-operative Housing Federation
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
Co-operative Enterprises of Central Ontario Cluster
For more information contact COCHF at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The IYC Day 2012 event is a celebration of the Co-operative movement around the world, a showcase of local co-operatives, and an opportunity for the public to participate in a fun-filled event in beautiful Market Square, Guelph!
Featuring Children’s acts in the morning:
9-10 am: MUSIC with Brian: Juno-nominated musical act, with Melody the Hippo and Alan the Lion!
10:30-11:30 am: The Skalywags, a local children’s musical troupe that has been featured at events such as Hillside Festival
Featuring local musical talent in the afternoon:
12:30 – 1:30: The Bedsheets, a local band from John F. Ross C.V.I., showcasing and supporting local youth talent in the City!
Free face painting for children from 10AM to 1PM.
Come learn all about how Co-operatives can change the world by example! Local Co-operative businesses and credit unions will be there to answer your questions, and even provide complimentary products!