CoFED inspiregizes future food co-op leaders across North America. We support students with training and tools, and connect them with peers, mentors, and allies in a solidarity network.

Upcoming events

CoFED staff regularly organize events like convergences, coop tours, and skillsharing conference calls. If you are a student-run food coop and want to promote your team's events or just let the network know about the awesome stuff you're up to, email the deets to, and she will add it to the events calendar too. 


CoFED Webinar: Meeting Facilitation

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM · 7 RSVPs
GoToMeeting Webinar in Oakland

CoFED will have monthly webinar trainings on topics requested by the student network. Come meet your fellow cooperators and learn tools to make meetings effective and engaging! Please RSVP below and we will then send you information on how to join the webinar. 

Equity Summit: All for Inclusion, Justice, and Prosperity

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM · $100.00 USD

Policy Link host this yearly event. See more on their site here

The nation is in a moment of transformational change. Across the country, movements to end police brutality, defend workers’ rights, and address widening income inequality have put issues of racial and economic justice on the national agenda—demanding action, collaboration, and meaningful change on a local, regional, and national level. 

NASCO Institute

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM · $300.00 USD

Over 400 participants will converge on Ann Arbor, Michigan from October 30th through November 1st, 2015 to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement worldwide. Since 1977, NASCO's Cooperative Education & Training Institute has been widely recognized as one of the most important training and networking opportunities available to members, directors, staff and managers of group-equity cooperatives. The annual NASCO Institute is always a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with hundreds of cooperative leaders and employers, to caucus about pressing issues, and to work on building an inclusive and accessible cooperative movement.

This year's theme is Common Interest: Co-ops Investing in Community Wealth. 

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