The BCA Group is made up of volunteers, the majority of whom are successful business persons. Over the last twenty years, we have created a pool of investment capital for businesses located on Cape Breton Island. It is in response to the capital drain into major metropolitan centers. The general objective is community development and improvement through the use of innovative business tools. There are four companies involved...

New BCA Growth Fund

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BCA Growth Fund is our new CEDIF (Community Economic Development Investment Fund) 2014-2015

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East Coast Rope Ltd.

About BCA Group

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A Project of the Tompkins Institute, Cape Breton University

Cape Breton's BCA Group (which is comprised of BCA Holdings Ltd., BCA Investment Cooperative Ltd., BCA Growth, and BCA Venture Capital Inc.) was first established as an initiative to create a pool of investment capital for businesses located on Cape Breton Island. 

Korea Conference

International Conference on Cooperatives Community Development

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At a ceremony in the National Assembly of South Korea, Fr. Greg MacLeod , senior researcher at the Tompkins Institute of Cape Breton University was named an honourary citizen by the governor of Jeollabuk province in South Korea. It was part of a week-long international conference on the role of cooperatives in local economic development and job creation. MacLeod was the keynote speaker. Besides the launching of two of his books translated into Korean, MacLeod delivered a series of lectures in different parts of South Korea. MacLeod’s book on the Mondragon cooperative complex in Spain has also appeared in Japanese.

Books by Greg MacLeod

Books by Greg MacLeod

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From Mondragon To America - Experiments In Community Economic Development

Mondragon, in Spain, is the most successful worker-owned cooperative corporation in the world with sales of over $ 20 Billon and over 80,000 workers. Recognized by the United Nations as one of the top social economic experiments in the world, it includes over 100 enterprises making products as diverse as yoghurt to automobile parts. They have their own cooperative banka cooperative university and one of the largest retail chains in Spain.