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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Canada

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September 16, 2021

‘Black Banker Ladies’ and the Power of the Informal

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ROSCAs consist of the regular pooling of money among friends and neighbors. It’s a way for individuals to amass chunks of money and is relied upon by millions of Black women in Africa, the Caribbean, and North America as a trusted alternative to formal banking systems that often exclude them.

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May 13, 2021

Learning from Hall Socialism

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Historian-activists Kassandra Luciuk and Saku Pinta join us to discuss the "hall socialism" that flourished in communities of Finnish and Ukrainian migrant workers in the early 20th century.

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January 13, 2020

The Developmental Services Worker Co-operative

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DSWC works with people with developmental disabilities “to facilitate their participation in all aspects of their home and community life”.

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July 25, 2019

Co-operative Ride-Sharing with Eva Co-op

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Eva ride sharing co-operative launched just 10 weeks ago in Montréal, directly trying to challenge the Uber and Lyft status quo. Unique to Eva is its basis on blockchain and the co-operative model.

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July 1, 2019

Developing Cooperatives with Devco

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Marty Frost discusses his career as a worker-owner helping others to develop their worker co-ops.