Voting has begun! Go to the official National Co-op Challenge website to watch the videos and cast your vote (see us in the “Western” region near the bottom). See below to sign-up for email reminders to vote throughout this challenge (you can vote once per day).
We are excited to announce that with the help of your votes this fall, we could win $25,000 from the National Co-op Challenge (NCC)! Visit their website for details on the contest. All monies won must be used for the projects outlined in the co-op’s initial application to the National Co-op Challenge, designed to grow the co-op and improve services to the citizens they serve.
All 16 finalists are listed below (divided into 4 regions). We are the only co-op from Winnipeg this year. Each will produce a 90-second video for the public to vote on between September 3rd and October 1st, 2014.
Please sign-up for e-mail reminders to vote for us this fall! As each person can vote once per day during the voting period, our email list (below) allows you to choose the frequency of the email reminders. Each email will include a link to the voting website, and after the contest you will just get one follow-up email with news of the winners (in October) – no extra promotional emails.
All 16 Finalists in the National Co-op Challenge for 2014:
Glorious Organics Workers Co-operative (Aldergrove, BC)
Regina Car Share Co-operative (Regina, SK)
Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Co-operative Ltd. (Winnipeg, MB)
Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-operative (Vancouver, BC)
Cahiague Co-operative Homes Inc. (Brantford, ON)
Garden City Food Co-operative (St. Catharines, ON)
Niagara Local Food Co-operative (St. Catharines, ON)
Ontario Co-operative Association (Guelph, ON)
Atlantic Co-operative Publishers (Moncton, NB)
Coopérative de développement régional Acadie Ltée (Caraquet, NB)
La Coopérative d’hébergement Le Bel Âge ltée (Wellington, PEI)
Tignish Health Co-operative Association LTD (Tignish, PEI)
Coopérative de solidarité bio-équitable de l’Outaouais (Gatineau, QC)
Coopérative Culturelle du Vieux-Beloeil (Beloeil, QC)
Coopérative La Mauve (Saint-Vallier, QC)
Coop Le Grenier Boréal (Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, QC)