Let’s continue the conversation… How can we collaborate in our community?
We are organizing another “Civic Leaders and Co-ops working together for our South Island community” event on May 15th.  6.30 – 8pm at the Cook St Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook St. We hope you can attend, to tell the Civic Leaders how you, as co-ops, can help them to meet their objectives and keep employment and investment in our community.
We thank all those who participated in last month’s Community Forum – we had a great discussion among Civic Leaders and Co-operatives across Vancouver Island! We hope to connect with you again and put more ideas forward to benefit our community.
Victoria Health Co-operative invites you to learn about your local co-ops at our Co-op Café Series. Every month we feature a local co-operative that is doing good things for our community and discuss how the co-op model can lead positive change. Snacks and refreshments are provided for our guests!
The format of this Co-op Café will be similar to the March 30th event, but with some different Civic Leaders, additional co-ops and a different audience.  Each Co-op will make a very brief statement of its area of work.  The co-ops will respond in terms of how they can help to achieve community objectives.  We’ll chat, mingle and get to know each other.  We, as the Victoria Health Co-op, will also be introducing several new services.
We welcome both the BC Co-op Association (BCCA) and Vancity as our co-hosts for our final Co-op Café of 2019. Stay tuned for special guests from each co-operative.
The BC Co-op Association (BCCA) is the knowledge and resource centre for co-ops in BC, where co-ops and credit unions come together to collaborate, network, get support, learn, and contribute knowledge to shape BC’s co-op movement.
Vancity’s vision is to redefine wealth — to re-envision prosperity as something that can only achieve if individuals are surrounded by and connected to a vibrant, healthy community that is sustainable for the long term.
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Cook St. Village Activity Centre 380 Cook St #1

Please download and share our poster with your community on social media or print and display in your local area.

We hope you will participate.  We would also appreciate your suggestions of others to invite.  I encourage you to share the attached poster as widely as possible and to bring any business cards, flyers, posters you would like to make available.

This event will be co-sponsored by Vancity and the BC Co-op Association.  All our Co-op Cafes are supported by the City of Victoria.  Thank you all.


From September 2018 until May 2019, each monthly Co-op Café session provides an opportunity for you to learn more about how co-operatives are making a difference in Victoria.The events feature retail, transportation, housing, food, social justice and financial co-operatives in our community. As a group, we will explore many interesting topics. We invite you join the discussion and share your views about co-ops, enjoy refreshments and good company. We thank the City of Victoria for sponsorship and look forward to collaborating in our community!
PS. All are welcome – members, bring a friend or someone who may be interested in joining VHC!
Questions? Please email or call Vanessa at 250 415 9272. We hope to see you there!