The Origins of Cooperative Economics – A Black History Month Event on February 8, 2023 #ROSCAS

Join us on February 8 at 8:00 pm EST!



 Moderated by: Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein, University of Toronto


 Andria Barrett, The Banker Ladies Council 

 Mabinty Bangura, The Banker Ladies Council 

 Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido, Black Women Professional Worker Co-op/Whole Woman Network

 Jonah Chininga, The Miq 


P8 Series by the OCA | From Principle to Practice: Breaking Down Barriers – Lessons for a More Inclusive Economy

Join the Ontario Cooperative Association (OCA) on February 22nd, 2023 for the P8 Series – From Principle to Practice: Breaking Down Barriers – Lessons for a More Inclusive Economy

An exploration of some of the key systemic barriers that exist for under-represented groups wanting to develop, or currently operating a co-operative, as well as barriers to ownership, membership, employment, accessibility and leadership, followed by a discussion on how we can collectively overcome them through practices and policies that will make our businesses and the co-operative sector more inclusive. (1.5 hours). Guest speakers include Esther Enylou, Executive Director of the Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre, and Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido, Director and Co-Founder of the Black Women’s Professional Worker Co-operative

Click Here to Register to attend this event.

UoT: 2022 Worlding Feminist Political Economy Lecture Series.

“Freedom can’t be contained within a paradigm that is individualistic.
One can not be free alone: freedom is collective.”
— Dr. Angela Davis

“The 2022 Worlding #Feminist Political Economies was a Blast this year!

@UTSC @UofT students learned about #collective & community driven political economy.

Thank you @OsccoMiraya and @FrancisGrandaB for all of your wonderful work, with #DISE

@AfricanaEconomy.” – @carolinehossein

Truly honored and thankful to be a part of the 2022 Worlding #Feminist Political Economies Lecture series. What an incredible/phenomenal year this has been! A huge thank you to mentors and heart-centric leaders like Prof. Caroline Hossein of the #UniversityofToronto for inspiring so many of us to reimagine the SolidarityEconomy & #BlackSocialEconomy. A lovely shout out to Prof. Michelle Stack of the #UniversityofBritishColumbia…And other thought leaders in this space such Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Dr. Keisha Blain. We stand on your shoulders.👊

Deep appreciation also to the amazing teams at #AfricanaEconomy#DISECollective, and of course the masters/phd/post-graduate 🎓 students of #UniversityofToronto @utsc @uoft for their participation, insightful questions, and for joining us in co-creating a space for shared learning about #Collectives#Cooperativism#CommunityDrivenPoliticalEconomy.

And to all the fellow speakers and panelists from across the globe, thank you for sharing your lived experiences, knowledge and wisdoms.” – Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido #WorldingFeminist#SisterhoodSolidarity

“No one’s free until everybody’s free.” – Fannie Lou Hamer #Ubuntu#Nwanyibuife🔥#BlackFeministTheory