Are you a newcomer with a business idea you'd like to develop?

In Our Hands is a free program designed to support you through all the stages of starting and growing a co-operative business. If you are interested, click on the link below to read more and apply:

Join the In Our Hands Program

More Information:

Frequently Asked Questions

Become a Newcomer Co-op Development Partner

Newcomer Co-op Initiatives


In Our Hands is a partnership project between BC Co-operative Association (BCCA), Alberta Community & Co-operative Association (ACCA), Rural Development Network (RDN) and Women’s Economic Council (WEC). The project is made possible with funding from the World Education Services (WES) Mariam Assefa Fund.






Untitled Database

<aside> ✉️ Elvezio Del Bianco, Program Manager [email protected] 604-662-3906


<aside> ✉️ Elaine Flores, Program Coordinator [email protected] 780-964-2736