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Peter is the Co-op Development Manager at the Ontario Co-operative Association. Former Member–Owner of Planet Bean Coffee of SUMAC Community Worker Co-op – A worker’s co-operative that roasts and sells Fairly Traded organic coffee based in Guelph.
Past Executive Director of Ontario Worker Co-op Federation – Began with the organization as a Worker Co-op Developer servicing the Guelph region to evaluate business feasibility and entrepreneurial team spirit, write business plans, incorporate worker co-ops, and raise start-up capital. Acted as Executive Director providing public education, business consultation and networking information (Ontario Worker Co-op Federation, 1993 to 2004).
Past Executive Member – Representing the Ontario Worker Co-op Federation on the Executive Council of the Canadian Co-operative Association (Ontario Region), 2000 to 2004
EDUCATION – Hons BSc., McMaster University, 1974. President of McMaster Students Union 1974-75 (full-time position). Graduate of the Co-operative Management Certificate Program 2010, sponsored by OnCo-op and the Schulich School of Business.
Peter has traveled extensively in Central and South America as well as Europe, Africa, and South East Asia. He enjoys playing guitar, skiing and hiking.
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626 Slocan St
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Melanie Conn has been involved in co-op and community economic development in British Columbia since 1971, and has been a member of Devco since 1998. As an educator and consultant, Melanie has provided technical assistance for dozens of organizations and individual projects as well as for provincial and federal government departments.
As the original director of Simon Fraser University’s Certificate for CED Professionals, she has promoted the utilization of the co-op model as a powerful tool for community vitality in the face of the increasing challenges of globalization.
Melanie is also a founding member of the Canadian Women’s CED Council and a director of Genuine Progress Index-Pacific.
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There are two CMC staff members who are part of CMC’s membership in CoopZone: Michaël Béland (Manager of Co-operative Development and designated representative to CoopZone) and Denyse Guy (Executive Director).
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