International Day of Cooperatives 2021

  28 June 2021

Did you know that this Saturday, July 3 is the International Day of Cooperatives?

This is a chance for us to reflect and celebrate our connection with co-ops — not just housing co-ops.

This year co-operatives around the world are showcasing how they are meeting the COVID-19 pandemic crisis with solidarity and resilience with the theme Build Back Better, and “offering communities a people-centred and environmentally just recovery.”

How is your co-op working to build back better? You can share your co-op’s story in the 2021 CoopsDay campaign. See how to do this, a map of co-ops around the world, and how we’re connected here: coopsday.coop.  Then follow the steps:

  1. Take a photo with the CoopsDay poster you find on that page
  2. Share it on social media and tag @chfbc and add:
    #RebuildBetterTogether
    #CoopsDay
  3. Tell your story in the ICA survey here.
  4. And/or, send everything to the ICA at media@ica.coop.

This is the 99th International Cooperative Day and the 27th International Day of Cooperatives recognized by the United Nations. July is also CHF BC’s 39th birthday–we were incorporated July 27, 1982.

Let’s support the theme this year to spread the word about how “a human-centred business model, sustained by the cooperative values of self-help and solidarity and the ethical values of social responsibility and concern for community, can reduce inequality, create shared prosperity and respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19.”

See more about the International Cooperative Alliance and CoopsDay 2021 here.