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Hazel Corcoran received the award of the Second Degree of the Order of the Canadian Cooperativism and Mutualism Merit, the highest honor in the francophone cooperative world in Canada. She is the first person from the worker cooperative movement to receive this award.
Based in Calgary since 1992, Hazel is a point of reference in the cooperative world in Alberta and across Canada. Actively involved in the cooperative sector for twenty years, she is the Executive Director of the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF) which is a member of CICOPA.
"The world today is looking for the co-op movement, because we help to build an economy based on hope and love. We will never fully find our strength unless we are united as a movement, across space, different sectors and generations", said Hazel Corcoran in her speech.
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