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International Credit Union Day®

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MYREADYCA$H Wallets Empowering Credit Union Members

The Barbados Cooperative Business Association Ltd. and MYREADYCA$H join forces to present an informative webinar for Credit Union members, Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at 7 pm.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Mr. Keith Downer - Co-founder of MYREADYCA$H.

Click the link below to register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.



International Day of Cooperatives 2022

This July 2nd, Cooperatives worldwide will celebrate the 100th International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopDay) under the theme "Building A Better World" by spreading the word about how our human-centered business model, inspired by the cooperative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity and the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others, is building a better world.

The Barbados Cooperatives Development Planning Committee will celebrate International Day of Cooperatives 2022 with three events. The first event will be a service of thanksgiving on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 commencing at 8 am. The second event will be a virtual cooperative forum on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022  starting at 6 p.m and the third and final event will be a Cooperative Fair on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at the Central Bank Church Village Green, Bridgetown, St. Michael from 9 am to 6 pm.

We extend a hearty invitation to all members of Credit Unions, Cooperatives, The Ministry, and the public to come out to each event and support the Cooperative Movement as we work at Building A Better World!

Service of Thanksgiving

June 26, 2022, 8:00 AM, St. Cyprian's Anglican Church

A service of thanksgiving will be held at St. Cyprian's Anglican Church, Cnr 7th Avenue Belleville & George Street, St. Michael.

Please note that seating will be limited.


Virtual Forum

June 29, 2022, 6:00 PM Online

This exciting virtual forum will explore the topic "Creating A Digital Platform For The Cooperative Sector"

Special remarks will be given by the Honourable Sandra Husbands - Minister of State in Foreign Trade and Business.


The guest speaker for the evening will be Mr. Keith Downer - Co-founder of MyReadyCash.

Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

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Cooperative Fair

July 2nd, 2022, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM The Central Bank Church Village Green, Bridgetown, St. Michael

Cooperatives including some Credit Unions and their members will assemble for a day of fun and will be setting up booths and tents to sell produce, plants, and services to other members and the general public.

Massages and pedicures will be offered by Caribbean Cosmetology Academy. Health checks will be provided by the Diabetes and Hypertension Association of Barbados.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day and Food and Refreshments will be on sale!

Online Class

Cooperative Training Series I

A series of training initiatives will be launched in September 2021 via ZOOM to acquaint elected officers of our cooperatives with their roles and responsibilities in ensuring that their cooperative is run as efficiently as possible.


All elected officials are expected to attend these training sessions. Each cooperative is expected to pay a contribution to this exercise in the amount of $500.00. However, members of the Barbados Cooperative Business Association will only be required to pay $200.00.


September 9, 2021

via ZOOM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

The Board of Directors.

Topics include:

Cooperative principles

Cooperative legislation

The role of the Registrar of Cooperatives

The role of the Board of Directors

  • The President
  • The Vice-president

  • The Secretary 

  • The Treasurer

  • The Assistant Secretary

September 16, 2021
via ZOOM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Loans Committee

Topics Include:

  • The legislative provisions

  • Forms and documents

  • The Extra-ordinary Committee

  • Loans Committee reports

September 23, 2021

via ZOOM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

The Supervisory Committee

Topics Include:

  • The Legislative Provisions

  • Forms and documents

  • The powers of the Supervisory Committee

  • Supervisory Committee reports

September 30, 2021
via ZOOM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Strategies to create a high-performance cooperative.

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