How co-ops can overcome barriers to taking climate action?

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada      18 Oct 2023      Online event      Partner/affiliate event

10 – 11:30 a.m. | Zoom

It is no longer possible to put off confronting the realities of the climate crisis. How can the cooperative movement support a just and resilient transition to a decarbonized future for all?

Part of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada’s Co-op Week 2023

This online panel brings co-ops of various sizes from different sectors. Each face unique challenges specific to their industry, but also holds similar opportunities for leveraging larger networks of support for sharing knowledge and resources.  

Facilitated by Carol Fraser, Senior Consultant and Analyst with Sustainability Solutions Group, this conversation will explore goals, strategies, and dilemmas that co-operatives face in operationalizing a commitment to emissions reduction and adapting to increasing climate hazards. 

Carol Frazer will oversee a discussion between:

  • Andrea Harris, VP Impact Strategy at Vancity
  • Tom Ewart, AVP, Sustainability at Co-operators
  • Irfaan Hasham, Regional Energy Coach at CHF Canada
  • Joanna Hausen, Operation Analyst at Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

This online discussion will be available in simultaneous interpretation. Participants will be able to ask questions to the panelists at the end of the session.  



DATE: Oct 18 2023
TIME: 13:00 – 14:30
LOCATION: Online via Zoom