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 "CHRISTINE KING" COOPERATIVE



The Christine King Cooperative was founded in May 2001 and named in memory of Dr. Christine King who worked to promote the education of women before her tragic death in an automobile accident in England where she lived. The cooperative has more than 20 members working mainly in training and education activities. The majority of the members are women. The cooperative offers them a better alternative than seeking work as employees in a low-wage economy. Currently the cooperative offers the following services:

  • Night-class adult baccalaureate program for women only
  • Mixed night adult baccalaureate classes
  • A program addressing violence against women
  • A music, dance and art education program
  • Computer skills training
  • Child care / pre-school centre for 2-5 years old
  • Health care program and dispensary
  • Craft skills, sewing, baking and ceramics classes
  • Counselling and personal development workshops
  • Legal advice
  • Environmental workshop
  • Plant nursery / organic compost project

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