Nakipag-ugnayan ang Coop Development Officer ng Saskatchewan Cooperative Association na si G. Patrick Lapointe sa One Filipino Cooperative Of BC upang tulungan ang mga Pinoy sa kanilang lugar makapagtayo at makapagrehistro bilang isang samahang kooperatiba.
Ayon kay G. Lapointe, nagtanong daw siya sa Ontario Cooperative Association kung may alam silang Filipino Cooperative sa Ontario at ayon sa kanyang nakausap ay may alam siya pero sa British Columbia. Agad niyang hinanap sa internet at natagpuan niya nga ang One Filipino Cooperative of BC.
Narito ang kanyang email kay Bev Maxim at Mildred Fernanda, mga organizers ng Pinoy Co-op sa Saskatchewan. “There is a Filipino co-operative in BC performing similar services to that you are proposing for you co-operative. It is called “ONE FILIPINO CO-OPERATIVE OF BC”. I was able to contact their manager Jojo Palencia to discuss you interest in receiving information from him about their co-operative.
Mr. Palenciahas agreed to send you information on their co-operative, including providing you a copy of the their by laws. Thank you very much Mr. Palencia!
He asked if you have any questions or if he can assist you to please contact him.
Here is their cooperatives website: http://www.filcoopbc.com/
It has lots of great information on what they do and their history.
Patrick Lapointe Co-op Development Officer
Direct Line: (306) 343-3581
Mobile: (306) 220-2372
SCA Office: (306) 244-3702
Sa ngayon ay may ilang kooperatibang Pinoy na rin ditto sa BC na ang naging modelo ang OneFilCo-op. Tinulungan at ginabayan sila ng ilang opisyal ng FilCo-op sa pagsisimula ng kanilang organisasyon. Nais din ng FilCo-op na umunlad, lumawak at dumami pa ang mga Pinoy na maging kasapi ng samahang koopertiba hindi lang sa dito sa BC kundi sa iba pang panig ng Canada.
“The One Filipino Co-operative of BC, the first ever Filipino Co-operative Organization in BC was launched on October 31, 2009. The Coop’s objective is to enhance the lives of the members, our kababayans, and support one another through cooperative effort or bayanihan. It is founded on the principles of self-help, responsibility, equality, democratic governance, focus on services to members, equitable distribution of benefits and earnings, and commitment for community growth and development.
FilCo-op’s Programs Service, Damayang Pinoy Program, Lyoness Rewards, Job Posting/Networking and Referral Services. Open to all our kababayans to join! For more information and inquiries, please call 604-780- 2061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit the website www. filcoopbc.com. Facebook: Filipino Cooperative.
“Matutulungan ka na, Makakatulong ka pa. KayangKaya Kung Sama-Sama!”