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Hazel Corcoran

Canadian Worker Co-op Federation
Executive Director
Calgary, Alberta
Hazel has been involved in all aspects of worker co-op development and support including capitalization, technical assistance, research and writing.

Trained as a lawyer and fluently bilingual (EN-FR), Hazel has served the co-operative movement in a variety of capacities, including as Director of The Co-operators (since 2016), Calgary Co-op (1999-2002), Prairie Sky Co-housing Co-op (2006-2012), and First Calgary Financial Credit Union (2007-2012). She is also a co-founder of the Big Idea Rainbow Foundation, whose goal is to spread the message of co-operatives through popular culture. From June 2013 - 2016, she was on the Board of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada. Hazel was born and raised in New Orleans but for most of her life has lived in Canada. She lives in Calgary.