Updated: Jul 30, 2019
Now more than ever, the Glassworks Co-op community is set to leap forward into land purchase and development of a resilient, eco-village in Owen Sound. To ready ourselves for this process, please join us for a network and learn event, 7-9 pm August 7th, 2019 at the St. George's Parish Hall in Owen Sound.
The agenda will include an update on the project, a presentation by guest speaker, Peter Cameron, and informal networking with fellow Glassworkers. Light refreshments available, kids welcome.
Guest Speaker, Peter Cameron
Did you know that education and process are central to the co-operative model?
With that in mind, and to help us form our governance strategy, Peter Cameron, Acting Executive Director of the Ontario Co-operative Association, will guide us on how to realize our vision of a resilient eco-village, while ensuring accountability and transparency.
Peter brings a wealth of experience in the co-op sector, and provides technical assistance and identifies funding opportunities to expand co-operative development activities across the province.
Co-operatives have always been Peter's passion. He was on the founding boards of Silverwood Housing Co-operative, Guelph Food Co-operative, Guelph Co-op Council and Sumac Community Worker Co-operative (Planet Bean Coffee). He was a Co-op Business Developer and Executive Director of the Ontario Worker Co-op Federation between 1993 and 2002.
Peter is a graduate of the Co-operative Management Certificate Program sponsored by OCA and the Schulich School of Business, and graduated from McMaster University with a Hons BSc. He was the recipient of the "Outstanding Contribution to OCA Award" in 2004 and the CWCF Worker "Co-op Merit Award" in 2005.
So join us August 7 to learn and network - bring your questions!
Glassworks Co-op Memberships are now available for purchase here
Application for Glassworks Co-op Memberships are available here and are subject to approval by the Glassworks Board. Each member is entitled to one vote. Memberships are available as follows:
1. Regular Membership $50/year
2. Unwages / Student Membership $25/year
3. Corporation Membership $100/year
Membership fees will help to pay for ongoing operational costs of the Co-operative including website maintenance, banking and bookkeeping fees, legal fees, event expenses, consultancy fees necessary to administer the co-operative effectively, apply for further funding and nurture partnerships.