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Goldhawk Live on Roger’s Televsion will be hosting an all candidates debate on Monday September 14, 2009 at 7 pm on channels 10 and 63 in Toronto.
I encourage co-op members and supporters who live and vote in St. Paul’s to email questions for the candidates and tune in before making your decision on election day.
Goldhawk Live is accepting questions via email until Sunday, September 13th at midnight.
Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a question you may want to submit that gets to the heart of On Co-op’s ongoing government relations work:
“I am a member of the _______ co-op (or credit union) in St. Paul’s. There are 13 co-operative businesses in St. Paul’s. They range from housing, daycare, and credit unions, to an anti-discrimination co-operative. These are successful enterprises that serve the needs of St. Paul’s residents everyday. Together, along with the 1300 other co-ops across Ontario, they offer a strong alternative to traditional business models. In fact, a recent study out of Quebec showed co-operative businesses have a success rate almost 30% higher than other businesses over 5 and 10 years. Co-ops keep jobs in local communities and are democratically run.
Hoping to represent the riding of St. Paul’s and the hundreds of residents whose lives are made better everyday by co-ops, would you commit to advocating for increased partnerships between the provincial government and the co-op sector? Specifically, would you support the creation of a provincial Co-operatives Secretariat that would productively connect the co-op sector and the government to build a stronger Ontario?”
Feel free to alter this message to suit your personal situation.
Alternately, you could ask a question that deals specifically with issues around your co-op, or even simply ask the candidates about their personal experience with co-operatives.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to test-drive a debate question before sending it in, please contact me or post a comment.
There are 13 co-ops in the riding and this by-election is a great opportunity for members to speak out about the important role they play in the community.
For a list of co-ops in St. Paul’s follow this link.
To find out more about how you can advocate for the co-op sector in this by-election, please contact me today!
Toronto Centre’s MPP is _______. (By-election Scheduled for February 4, 2010)
Co-ops in Toronto Centre
Alterna Savings – Branch 21
350 Victoria St.
Alterna Savings – Branch 23
800 Bay St.
Bleecker Street Co-operative Homes
85 Bleecker St.
Cabbagetown Co-op Nursery School
2 Lancaster Ave.
Caroline Co-operative Homes
93 Longboat Ave.
Church-Isabella Residents Co-operative
72 Isabella St.
City Park Co-operative Apartments
484 Church St. Suite 115
CoAction Staff Association
260 Adelaide Street East
Concept to Creation Co-op
700-890 Yonge Street
920 Yonge St. Suite 601
Desjardins Credit Union – Branch 48
56 Wellesley St. W. Suite 103
Don Area Co-operative Homes Inc. (DACHI)
255 Carlton St.
Edgeview Housing Co-operative
112 George St. S.
477 Sherbourne St.
Fieldstone Co-operative Homes
135 Bleecker St. Unit 107
Grace Macinnis Housing Co-operative
561 Church St.
Harmony B Housing Co-operative
150 Longboat Ave.
Hazelburn Co-operative Homes of Toronto
178 Jarvis St.
Hugh Garner Housing Co-operative
550 Ontario St.
Jarvis-George Housing Co-operative
279 Jarvis St.
Jenny Green Co-operative Homes
300 George St.
Libra Information Services
18 Eastern Avenue-Lower Level
Margaret Laurence Housing Co-operative
81 Dalhousie St.
110 George St. S.
Member Savings Credit Union (Corporate Office)
55 Lakeshore Blvd East.
Metta Housing Co-operative
99 Dalhousie St.
Muriel Collins Housing Co-operative
79 Richmond St. East.
Neill-Wycik Co-operative College
96 Gerrard St. East
New Hibret Co-op Homes
2 Market St.
Oak Street Housing Co-op
120 Cornwall St.
Ontario Civil Service Credit Union
18 Grenville St. Suite 1
Ontario Student Co-operative Association
96 Gerrard St. East.
OWN Housing Co-op
115 The Esplanade
Peggy & Andrew Brewin Housing Co-op
77 Charles St. East.
18 Grenville St.
Spruce Court Co-op
330 Sumach St. Suite 60
St. Lawrence Co-operative Day Care
St. Nicholas Housing Co-operative Inc.
7 Inkerman St.
Starnews Credit Union (Corporate Office)
1 Yonge St.
T.C. Douglas Housing Co-operative
60 River St.
Terrace Housing Co-op
88 Mutual St.
The Police Credit Union – Branch 3
40 College St. Room 101
Three Streets Housing Co-operative
77 Winchester St.
Toronto Electrical Utilities Credit Union (Corporate Office)
14 Carlton St.
Toronto Women’s Housing Co-op
397 Shuter St.
Windmill Line Housing Co-op
125 Scadding Ave. 10th Floor
Woodsworth Housing Co-op
133 Wilton St. Suite 201
Beaches-East York’s MPP is Michael Prue
Co-ops in Beaches-East York
Alterna Savings – Branch 20
1577 Danforth Ave.
Beaches Co-operative Playschool
975 Kingston Rd.
Chadwick Towers Co-operative
532 Dawes Rd. Ste. 100
Collection Academia Co-operative Inc.
265 Main Suite 810
Dentonia Park Co-operative Nursery School
107 Dawes Rd.
Dentonia Park Housing Co-operative
88 Coleman Ave. Unit 11
Desjardins Credit Union – Branch 45
2031 Danforth Ave.
Food Family Credit Union
2044 Danforth Ave.
ForWard 9 Community Development Housing Co-operative
2258 Queen St. East.
Glenburn Co-operative Homes
3 Glenburn Ave. Ste. 101
Kew Beach Day Care Co-operative
101 Kippendavie Ave.
Kippendavie Coop Inc. Membership Committee
308-80 Kippendavie Ave
Toronto ON M4L3R5
Liberty Housing Co-operative
7 Glenburn Ave. Suite 103
Main-Gerrard Housing Co-op
204 Main St.
Peek Frean Employees Credit Union
5 Bermondsey Rd.
Secord Avenue Co-operative Homes
80 Secord Ave. Suite 15
Taylor Creek Co-operative Homes
194 Rexleigh Dr.
The Beach School Co-operative
42 Edgewood Ave
Ward Nine Co-operative Playschool
70 Silver Birch Ave.
Pickering-Scarborough East’ s MPP is Wayne Arthurs.
Co-ops in Pickering-Scarborough East
Courtland Mews Co-operative Homes
229 Meadowvale Rd. Unit 4A
The Police Credit Union – Branch 2
962 Kingston Rd.
West Rouge Housing Co-op
8 Clappison Blvd. Unit 35
William Peak Co-op Homes
1990 Whites Rd.
Hello! My name is Melissa Crawford and I’m a CIEP Intern in the Housing Department at Neill-Wycik Co-operative College: a student housing co-op. I am essentially a jack-of-all-trades and help out in many areas of running the co-op from member relations to administrative duties. Currently, I am working on updating the website so that it can continue to serve as a great information tool for current and future members of Neill-Wycik.
A little bit about Neill-Wycik:
The idea of Neill-Wycik came about in 1966 when a group of Ryerson students wanted a place that offered affordable student housing. Their idea took flight and within two years the 22 storey building was erected. Since then there has been an additional wing added to accommodate more students looking for the same thing.
Currently Neill-Wycik is home to just under 800 members who are students of the various colleges and universities in downtown Toronto. The co-op still holds true to its original mission of affordable downtown housing for students and encourages all members to be active in the Neill-Wycik and surrounding community.
Members participate in the running of the co-op through the Member Contribution Program where they must complete 2 hours of work each month. This can be anything from performing maintenance, starting a committee, or running social events. There are so many options for the members to choose from and it helps to keep the costs of running the co-op low.
Through the Member Contribution Program Neill-Wycik is able to give back to the community. Members can complete their hours by donating baked goods, essentials (such as socks, toothpaste, etc.), or helping with a food drive. These donations go to local charities and shelters to assist with their services.
Members also have access to a variety of facilities in the building which include: two roof-top decks equipped with BBQs, weight room, sauna, billiards room, computer lab and so much more!
Neill-Wycik is definitely where you want to live!
A little bit about Me:
Before starting my internship at Neill-Wycik I completed a BA Honours at Carleton University in History and Political Science. I then attended the Bachelor of Education program at Nipissing University and am now a certified teacher.
This internship is a great experience for me as it has helped to not only build a network of professional contacts but has also made me aware of the co-op movement and how it touches every aspect of society. This is also a learning experience for me and I hope to apply the knowledge and skills I have gained from working in the co-op sector to my future career.