2012 is the United Nations International Year of the Co-operative. Housing co-ops can come together with other co-ops – credit unions, co-operative businesses – to celebrate and connect, and show the broader community how co-ops make good sense, for housing and for businesses and enterprises. Learn how your co-op can be part of the 2012 celebration. Meet other housing co-op members and share ideas.Our guest speaker will be John Restakis, the executive director of the BC Co-operative Association and author of Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital. He will spearhead the 2012 celebrations in BC and will share ideas for how housing co-ops can join in. We will also hear from Sarah Hyde, from the YES Camp, who is leading a youth-focused “co-op story project” for 2012. She will tell us about the project and how housing co-ops can get involved.This Member Forum sponsored by Trail Appliances.