Co-op Media

There are some amazing things happening provincially, nationally and gloablly, as far as co-operatives are concerned. One group in Vancouver BC is on a mission to share their stories and raise the public profile of co-operatives through their Each for All: The Co-operative Connection podcast. Another group called Democracy at Work launched the All Things Co-op podcast to explore everything co-op. And Co-operatives First's podcast The Common Share explores a variety of topics relevant to co-operatives.

People have also made movies about the transformative power of co-operatives in Ontario, and how some organizations across the US are striving to build a more cooperative future. Check them all out below!

Each for All: The Co-operative Connection is a one-hour weekly current affairs and advocacy program that profiles, interviews and reports from the world of co-operatives. Whether you know nothing about co-operatives but are interested in learning about a democratic business model, or if you wrote the book on co-operatives and want to hear what’s happening in the co-op world, you can join them every Tuesday at 8pm on CFRO, Vancouver Co-op Radio (Live-stream). Check out their Podcasts! (OCA was also interviewed!) Do you have a great co-operative idea or story to share? Email them at [email protected]

All Things Co-op is a bi-weekly podcast that explores everything co-op. From theoretical and philosophical conversations about political economy and the relations of production, to on-the-ground interviews with co-operative workers, All Things Co-op aims to appeal to a wide audience of activists, organizers, workers, and students to be better educated and motivated to create a new co-operative society.
It is hosted by Democracy at Work (d@w), who produce media and live events to expose capitalism’s systemic problems, and to show how democratizing our workplaces solves them. Check out their Podcasts! You can also write to them at [email protected].

The Common Shard Podcast hosted by Co-operatives First explores topics like governance, the definition of a co-op, membership engagement, and much more. Check them out!

A Silent Transformation (movie) is a film about the transformative power of the co-operative enterprise model. The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective well-being in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination. As the modern economy increasingly denies vast sectors of the population basic amenities for decent life, this co-operative spirit is as critical as ever. However, over the years the co-operative sector has become insular and poorly understood. The film sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of diverse communities across the Province of Ontario, which by addressing their needs collectively are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. Visit their website for more information. 

The New Economy (movie). What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in the economy previously dominated by profits and big business. Visit their website for more information.