If you want to belong to a democratic organization that is owned and controlled by the people who use its services, an organization that can successfully compete in the marketplace without abandoning the values and principles that set it apart from other businesses, and an organization that returns its profits to the community, then you share many of the same values and priorities as the millions of people around the world who are already members of co-operatives and credit unions.
Co-operatives and credit unions recognize the importance of people and communities defining their own needs and working together to meet those needs. They are a powerful and democratic way to put decision-making into the hands of those who need and use the services. Co-operatives and credit unions are directed locally and invested in locally. Surplus profits are returned to the members and, therefore, remain within the community. (source: www.coopscanada.coop)
to learn more on cooperatives, please visit these websites
Cooperatives Secretariat (www.coops.gc.ca)
Canadian Co-operative Association http://www.coopscanada.coop/en/about_cca/About-CCA
British Columbia Co-operative Association http://bcca.coop/
B.C. Institute for Cooperative Studies http://www.bcics.coop/
Coop Zone http://www.coopzone.coop/en/home
ONE FILIPINO COOPERATIVE OF BC
The One Filipino Co-operative of BC, the first ever Filipino Co-operative Organization in BC was launched on October 31, 2009. The Co-op’s objective is to enhance the lives of the members, our kababayans, and support one another through cooperative effort or bayanihan. It is founded on the principles of self-help, responsibility, equality, democratic governance, focus on services to members, equitable distribution of benefits and earnings, and commitment for community growth and development.
Ilan sa mga Programa at Serbisyo ng FilCo-op ay ang mga sumusunod:
- Pahiraman ng Bayan Micro-Lending Services
- Pauwi sa Pinas Fly Now Pay Later
- Padalahan ng Bayan-Iremit Money Remittance Services
- Damayang Pinoy Program
- Job Posting and Networking Services
- Business Referral Services
- Social Development Program
Co-op Talk welcomes your articles, comments, views, news, suggestions and other concerns related to the One Filipino Co-operative of BC. Those who want to be a member of FilCo-op and be of service to our kababayans, please feel free to join: email us firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call: 604-780-2061.