Are you ready to uncover a co-op mystery?
The United Nations has declared 2012 The Year of Co-operatives and to help celebrate, BCCA and The YES are looking for young people full of curiosity, passion, creativity and detective skills. You’ll uncover amazing stories, interview suspects, work together and share what you learn. Your sleuthing skills will be used to reveal hidden co-op stories.
British Columbia has a rich and fascinating co-operative history and most people don’t know anything about it. But with The Co-operative Youth Story Project and a little sleuthing you can change that.
Did you know that VanCity started because people living east of Main Street in Vancouver couldn’t get mortgages? Did you know that there were at one time 14 apple-growing co-operatives in the Okanagan? Or that in 1928 the Prince Rupert Fisherman’s Co-op worked shoulder to shoulder with Japanese fishers to stop their exploitation? BC’s co-op history is fascinating, inspiring and radical and you can help uncover it. But like any good detective you probably have a few questions…