The Roger Inman Memorial Award

The Roger Inman Memorial Award

This award is given annually in recognition of a project that has made a significant contribution to the economic development of the community. CCEC is committed to keeping our money and resources working in our community by actively supporting and promoting the development of strong, successful community businesses, projects and organizations.


2018 Nominations Now Open

MEMBERS VOTE at the AGM on whom they feel are most deserving of the recognition and $1,000 cash prize. 
Last year, members voted and both Girls Rock Camp Vancouver and Vancouver Co-op Radio split the award. 

Click here to download an application form. Submit completed forms to Joanne or drop it off in the branch. 

2017 Winner(s):

In 2017, we shortlisted nominees who were asked to have a table at the AGM.  Members in good standing were asked to 'vote' for whom they felt was most deserving to receive the Award.   There was a tie!  

Vancouver Co-op Radio for its' Each for All Program shared the award with Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. 

Read more about the shortlisted award nominees. They are all winners!   

Vancouver Co-op Radio is a non-commercial, independent community radio station started in 1975, owned by its members, and run by volunteer programmers and a small staff collective. Every program serves and provides news, entertainment, and discussion for its community of listeners. The Each for All program is the only radio show in Canada covering Co-operatives and Mutuals with information and check-ins from various co-op sectors and social economy organizations, spreading the word about Co-ops! 
   Girls Rock Camp Vancouver aims to empower female and non-binary youth through music creation and friendship. We bridge the economic gaps in our community by providing a sliding scale admission summer camp that makes it accessible to everyone, regardless of income. Everyone deserves the chance to rock!
  Groundswell Roasters is a small batch coffee roaster in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver B.C. Co-operative education is at the heart of everything Groundswell Roasters does. From the proceeds of our coffee sales funding students of the Groundswell Education Society, to engaging youth in the process of creating our award-winning coffee.  Your support will enable us to grow thus funding more driven and community minded ventures.


Past Winners include: 

2017: Vancouver Co-op Radio for its' Each for All Program shared the award with Girls Rock Camp Vancouver.
2016:  Joint Effort
2015:  No One is Illegal
2014:  Groundswell Grassroots Economic Society
2013: Red Fox Healthy Living Society
2012:  Girls Rock Camp Vancouver

2016 Winner:  Joint Effort

Joint Effort - Women In Prison Support Group started in the late 1970’s as a sub-committee of the BC Federation of Women.  The prisoners’ rights movement grew alongside liberty and equality seeking movements.  While many of the issues prisoners faced mirrored the struggle on the outside, there was the additional issue of isolation.  So when prisoners put out the call for outside support, The BC Federation of Women responded. 

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