The Gulf Islands Food Co-op is a non-profit Co-op that connects the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada (Pender, Mayne, Saturna and Galiano).
Mission: facilitating inter-island cooperation in order to create new resources and practical supports, for our amazing Southern Gulf Islands food producers, valued eaters, and local food sustainability!
How we started: Inter-island community planning began in 2017, and was hosted by the non-profit Heartwood Folk School Society (https://heartwoodfolkschool.org).
Incorporation: Then on September 27, 2018, the Gulf Islands FOOD CO-OP was officially incorporated as a non-profit Community Service Co-op. Here is our Memorandum (what a BC co-op’s constitution is called) and our Rules (bylaws).
Members: a majority will always be commercial or non-commercial Food Producers originating from the Southern Gulf Islands (SGI), but other Supporters are also welcome to seek involvement in our evolution!
President Roz Kempe (Pender), Vice-President Andrew Gerbrandt (Mayne), Director-at-Large Fiona MacRaild (Saturna), and Treasurer Zorah Staar.
New Co-op Coordinator: Nancy Klein
Mailing Address: 4323 Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island, BC, V0N 2M1, Canada
Co-op Summary & Updates: see here