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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.
Joy Emmanuel is a co-operative developer, researcher and community economic development practitioner. Joy completed the Advanced Course in the CoopZone Co-operative Development Training Program. As a developer, she has worked with a number of co-ops in the start-up stage of development. She has helped to found and served on the board of seven co-operatives in diverse sectors such as food, health, education, community service, and also served on the board of CoopZone. She was a senior researcher and project manager at the BC Institute for Co-operative Studies (now the Centre for Co-operatives and Community-Based Economy) at the University of Victoria. She has edited and contributed to several books on co-operatives including Effective Practices in Starting Co-operatives: The Voice of Canadian Co-op Developers and A Passion for Possibilities: Co-operatives and Communities in British Columbia. Joy has been involved in co-operative work from the local to the national level. She was also a contributing member of the Research Advisory Committee with CCEDNet. Joy lives in Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
Box 21622, Little Italy Postal Station, 1425 Commercial Drive
Work Phone: 250-539-9860work
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17 years of co-operative development and training. Each developer in Devco has over 30 years of co-operative development, management and training experience. Devco has received the “Distinguished Co-operator” Award from the BC Co-operative Association, and individual developer-members have received awards for continued and recognized work for co-operatives.
Start-ups: What’s Special about a Co-op? Co-ops 101. First Steps in Developing Your Co-op. Using the 7 International Principles to Keep Your Co-op Healthy. Wellness and Health Co-ops: Intro to the Health Co-op Sector. Developing a Health Co-op in Your Community. Wellness and Health Co-ops Around the World. Co-op Co-housing: Intro to the Sector. Private Space – Shared Facilities- Practical Community. Developing the Co-op Community: Bringing the Co-op Community Together, whether geographically on south Vancouver Island or within the wellness, health and senior housing co-op sectors.
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