News & Blogs

Published: Jun 23, 2016
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2019
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In this section we have gathered some of the most popular information sources, such as news, blogs, discussion forums and other informal resources. Industry information is always changing - for the latest news, current issues and popular opinions - try following one or more of these sources. In addition, news, blogs and forums usually give you the opportunity to join the conversation, either by posting comments, questions or opinions of your own. 


Canadian Co-operative Association Huffington Post Blog

This regularly updated page on the Huffington Post is written by the CCA, but focuses largely on developing co-operatives in international locales.

Canadian Cooperative Research Network

The CCRN-RCRC is a gateway to research on co-operatives in Canada. The goal of this site is to create an online network of co-operative researchers and practitioners that allows for idea exchange, research-sharing, collaboration, determining research priorities and creating a link between researchers, students, practitioners and existing co-op networks.

Alberta Community and Cooperative Association Blog

This blog maintained by the ACCA provides an interesting mix of posts celebrating cooperatives and reflecting on the industry in Canada.


Cultivate.Coop is an online hub for pooling knowledge and resources on cooperatives. It is a space to collect free information for those interested in cooperatives and where people can build useful educational tools for the co-op community.

Food Co-op Initiative Blog: Startup Stories

The Food Co-op Initiative Program is a 3 non-profit organization, located in the United States, and dedicated to enabling a faster and more efficient start-up process to develop new retail grocery co-ops. The blog and the website are filled with helpful tips for new food cooperatives, although some of the information will apply only to the United States.

News Sources

A free news database that is searchable by company name, keyword, or industry sector.

Links to local and international news source websites. Provides access to both current and archived news stories, which allows you to track trends over time.

YAHOO! Finance Canada
Excellent source for current Canadian business news. The website also features an extensive business news archive section.

Newspapers and News Sources - UBC Library Research Guide

How to access: The guide can be viewed through the link below. Individual resources and databases will have different access requirements.

UBC Library has an excellent collection of current and historical newspapers from B.C., Canada, and around the world. UBC affiliates will have access to these resources.