CO-OPALOOZA Conference & Retreat
In response to our sector’s need for an education & networking retreat, and building on the success of the Co-opalooza festival, we were excited to evolve the event into a 2-day conference in 2019, and can't wait to continue the momentum with a similar format in future years!
Tailored for co-op & credit union’s champions, brand ambassadors and community builders, the two days focused on:
igniting passion and exploring creative techniques for staff & member engagement
sharing innovative strategies in marketing & communications for your co-op/credit union.
Taking place at our 98-acre site, the event featured interactive workshops, inspiring, high-profile speakers, valuable networking opportunities, while taking advantage of the beautiful Carolinian forest with nature hikes, and bonding bonfires.
2020/21 Webinar Series - View Below!
Due to Covid-19, we once more moved our annual Retreat & Conference online in 2021 with a series of webinars - and will look forward to returning to an in-person event in 2022!
Below you will find the recorded webinars from the past two years, as well as info about our fantastic guest speakers.
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June 8th: “The Boost of Youth”
From Youth Board positions to education programs,
we explore the benefits of engaging our young co-operators!
Ontario Co-operative Assocation,
CYL Grad & Loran Scholar
Ontario Co-operative Association
Canada's Emerging Co-operators
Board Member, Castlegreen
"The Boost of Youth"
Full Webinar Video
June 15th: “Connecting with Members”
Inventive initiatives & advice for connecting with your co-op community!
Communications & Event Manager,
Association & Director's Forum
Director of Member Relations &
Corporate Secretary, Gay Lea Foods
Local Farm & Food Co-op
"Connecting with Members"
Full Webinar Video
June 22nd: “Well Above Board”
Hear how instrumental Board Training has been in building & sustaining successful co-ops!
Board Chair, Gay Lea Foods
Vice-Chair, Your Neighbourhood Credit Union
Board Chair, Director's Forum