Stephen Penner presents at the Rising Up Conference

Sat. Mar. 5, 2016

Co-operative Enterprises team member Stephen Penner presented at the 'Rising Up' Graduate Students conference at the University of Manitoba on March 5th. Here is the abstract of his presentation:

Stephen Penner

Gathering Circles / Le Cercle d’autochtone Co-op
The Gathering Circle Co-operative is a concept of a resilient Indigenous business aimed at strengthening Indigenous socio-economic activity on reserve through the promotion of the food co-op as the choice of chefs, dinners and consumers. The model is designed around building a unique and competitive advantage for the Gathering Circle Co-operative and involves a custom software platform and differentiated sustainable food model for end to end cost management of the integrated short food supply chain. The social components of the co-operative model are the tools that support the Gathering Circle brand and include community and cross community support, holistic business management and Indigenous resource management.

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