VAWC’s vision relies on all co-operatives working together, participating in the spirit of the 6th Co-operative Principle – Co-operation Among Co-operatives – to build a co-operative economy for all. We rely on our local, regional and national co-operative organizations to inform our role in larger contexts in and across co-op sectors.

If you’re interested in becoming an Affiliate click here for our form.

Organizational Associates and Partners

Organizational Associates and Partners are individuals, businesses or organizations who contribute to our activities in support of our Mission and Vision.

Organizational Affiliates

AORTA – Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance – worker co-op strengthening our movements for social justice and solidarity economy

Boston Tech Collective – a tech support worker co-operative serving personal and commercial business

Erbin Crowell – Executive Director, Neighboring Food Co-op Association; Board Member, National Co-operative Business Association; Board Member, Valley Co-operative Business Association

Franklin Community Co-op - Green Fields and McCusker’s – Consumer food co-operatives

Neighboring Food Co-op Association - Also a secondary co-operative and collaborator in Valley Co-op Business Association, UMASS Co-operative Enterprise Collaborative, and many more activities.

Real Pickles Co-operative – naturally fermented foods

Suzette Snow-Cobb – President, Valley Co-operative Business Association


Collaborating Organizations

We are proud to work with the following co-ops and support organizations in our work, advertising, education and more to meet our common goals:

Brattleboro Food Co-op - Advertiser

Co-operative Capital Fund – Board Member and investor

Co-operative Fund of New England – Investor

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy

Franklin Community Co-op – Advertiser

River Valley Co-op – Member, Advertiser

Shared Capital Co-op – Member, Investor

UMass Co-operative Enterprise Collaborative – Founding Member

United States Federation of Worker Co-operatives – Federation Partner

Valley Co-operative Business Association – Founding Member and Board Member