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Careforce Home Care Worker Co-operative Ltd. was formed, in 2006, by the workers of the Corporation “Care Force Home Health Care Services Ltd.”, that provided home health care services in the Annapolis Valley (Canada) since 1990. The cooperative has been hired by families to provide care to patients in both hospital and nursing home settings, and is currently doing both. With the aging and often isolated population within the cooperative’s trading area, the need for effective home care services is expected to increase over the coming years. Cooperative expects to build on its reputation and commitment to quality and affordable services. It will also look for new opportunities to expand its services into new geographic areas and with new services. Although only around one-third of the workers initially joined the cooperative, by the end of 2006 about 70% had become members..
International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and
Service Producers' Cooperatives
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