Co-ops have been part of my life from inception, to now, and beyond.
From my farming boyhood years in Saskatchewan, where my smiling, hardworking parents were not only members but sat on boards of directors for the local Co-op, Credit Union, Wheat Pool, and country Parish Church (while also keeping a caring eye out for neighbours who were in need or unwell), to now, the cooperative ethos greatly influenced my life as I studied and prepared myself for service to others.
Now, in Manitoba, I'm looking forward to moving into the Old Grace Housing Co-operative and gracefully ageing while being actively involved in contributing toward an environmentally friendly, sustainable, caring, life-giving community (not to mention helping to design, raise funds, and build the place). When people come together for a common good, real life happens. Co-op on the prairies vastly and broadly shaped our approach to business and social well-being.
Old Grace Housing Co-operative, Winnipeg
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