Co-Op Week is Celebrated Across Canada
Co-op Week 2018 will celebrate how co-operatives are one of the best ways that Canadians solve challenges together.
Co-op Week is a time to reflect on the contributions the co-operative sector has made to the lives of Canadians and celebrate the impact that co-operatives have in our communities.
Co-ops are community builders that allow people to work together for a common goal or purpose. Each community benefits from dollars earned by co‐operatives because they remain in this community and create jobs in this community; co‐operatives and credit unions work to provide members with goods and services, thus building a better community in which to live.
Co-op Week is the ideal time to:
- Encourage member participation
- Demonstrate appreciation to members for their support and loyalty
- Promote and educate on the co-op movement
- Inspire pride in co-op members, volunteers and staff for their role within the movement
- Encourage recognition for the role that co-ops play in the community and the support that they provide (highlight your community programs)
- Promote shopping locally
- Increase traffic to your co‐operative
- Recruit new members
- Reach out to youth
For more information and for a poster to download check out this website: canada.coop/en/events/co-op-week-2018
Childcare & ECE Appreciation Day
Did you know this coming week we also recognize Childcare and ECE Appreciation Day? Here are some details from Ontario Coalition for a Better Childcare:
October 16th, 2018 will be the 18th annual Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. This year’s theme is Champions for Children. This day recognizes the commitment, hard work and education of Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and all staff who work with young children. Each year the day is proclaimed by municipalities and school boards across Ontario and marked in hundreds of child care centres.