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What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in an economy previously dominated by profits and big business.

Running Time: 85 minutes
Educational Edition: 50 minutes

Director: Trevor Meier
Producer: Melanie Wood
Line Producer: Patti Poskitt
Language: English
Subtitles: French and Spanish
Exhibition Format: 16 x 9 HD (4K available) 

Meet the Filmmakers





Press Kit

Get it all: synopsis, bios, images and poster.


In the Press


"What if we were really able to build
the foundations of a cooperative world? What would it look like?"

How to host a screening

To host a public screening of A New Economy in your community, please click below and complete the form.

Screening fees:

  • Small (up to 50 people) $100
  • Medium (50-100 people) $200
  • Large (Over 100 people) $350

Once you've filled out the booking form, please review and download the information below. We've set out everything you need to host a screening of A New Economy in your community. We've pulled together a screening toolkit which provides a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for a screening along with some help in how to promote and make your screening into an event! We've also prepared feedback forms for attendees and for the organizers.

Screening faqs

Where can I get resources to help me host a screening?

All of the resources you need can be found on this website including a screening toolkit, press kit and educational toolkit.

Can I ask for donations to see the film?

Yes! You are welcome to use the film as a fundraiser.

Do I pay for shipping?

Not for a one-time screening - you'll be emailed a secure download link to the film. If you are from an educational institution and order an educational DVD, there is a Physical Copy Fee of $25 to cover the costs of replication, shipping and handling. 

I’m looking for a copy to show in a school, university or library. Am I on the right page?

If you want a one-time screening, you are on the right page. If you want a DVD that can be screened unlimited times at your institution, please visit the Education page.

Can the filmakers come to my screening?

The filmakers and/or one of the experts or cast may be able to attend your screening depending on the location and timing. If the screening is outside of Vancouver, you will be asked to cover travel costs in order for one of the filmmakers to attend. Please contact Patti at for more information. 

A credit union representative may also be able to attend. For more information, contact


educational toolkit

We've designed a resource to help students and teachers enrich their experience of A New Economy through questions, activities and discussion points. 


Dvds available

Educational DVDs are available for schools, universities, libraries, local governments and other educational organizations. They allow lifetime educational use within your institution and include both the original 85 minute film as well as a special educational edition (50 minutes). If you are just looking for a one-time screening, please visit our host screenings page.  

To purchase the DVD for unlimited viewings, click on the button below:


LEARN MORE ABOUT The new economy

There is a lot of information out there - below you'll find just a few links with information on how to start a cooperative or how to get involved!

BC Co-operative Association |

Cultivating Co-ops – Guide to starting and sustaining co-ops

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada |

Cooperatives in Canada |

Canadian Worker Coop Federation

The voice of housing co-ops in British Columbia |

New Economy Coalition |

Capital Institute and the Regenerative Economy |

Canadian Community Economic Development Network |

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, BALLE |

Cooperatives for a Better World |