Co-op Week has been proclaimed across Canada every October since 1982. Co-op Week is always held from Sunday to Saturday of the week in which International Credit Union Day falls. (ICU Day is always the third Thursday of October – this year that’s October 20.)
During this time, activities are held by co-ops all across the country to show their co-op pride. Through activities and events throughout the week, we are able to reflect on the contributions the co-operative sector has made to the lives of our co-op members, and everyone impacted by the co-op model.
This year, the theme is “Co-operation in the World of Tomorrow.” As the Canadian co-operative movement faced the difficulties of a global pandemic and many other hurdles in the last few years, we, as a community, are looking at how we can build a better future through co-operation.
“The future of co-operation lies in building relationships within our communities. Building bridges and fluid communication between each valued member of the co-operative movement in Canada is a sure way to ensure inter-cooperation, knowledge sharing and best practices to make ourselves stronger and better equipped for the future in an ever-changing world.”Hugues Bourgeois, Executive Director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC)
Co-op Week activities are held all across the country. BC co-ops and credit unions are strong supporters of Co-op Week and don’t hesitate to show their co-op pride. Housing co-ops are no different! We use the week to celebrate our unique housing model, as well as the contributions of our co-op members – and to proudly promote ourselves.
Here are some upcoming virtual and in-person events in Canada that we suggest checking out. If you know of an event that we should add, please let us know!
Monday, October 17
Tuesday, October 18
Wednesday, October 19
Thursday, October 20
Saturday, October 22