Since 2006 Coop Collective Vision has provided fun and educational multi-media programs to empower Montreal youth with the knowledge of video production, internet broadcasting as well as the development of critical media skills at our Summer Camp, March Break Camp and extracurricular school programming.
Co-op Collective Vision is an incorporated workers co-op. The members of the co-op include those employed by the co-op. Executive decisions are made collectively by all workers who are members. For a worker to become a member, they must be employed by the co-op for three months, and be voted in by the members. If any individual or community group wish to get involved with our co-op, as a worker, member or partner, please contact us with a proposal.
VP & Founding Member
Erik Chevrier is Coop Collective Vision’s Founder. Erik is a part-time professor at Concordia University and a part-time teacher at Dawson College. He has created a number of organizations, research projects and educational programs including; Co-op Collective Vision, The Concordia Student Run Food Groups Research Project, and The Concordia Against Austerity Speaker Series. He is pursuing a multidisciplinary PhD in Humanities via the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University.
Kim Gagnon is Coop Collective Vision’s VP Communications and the Co-Founder of Creative Video Day Camp. She has facilitated multi-media activities at the Summer and March Break Camps and teaches photography and stop-motion animation at various elementary schools in Montreal. Kim is also a freelance Graphic Designer and is currently working on the Concordia Student-Run Documentary Project as the project’s researcher, videographer, graphic designer and editor. Kim graduated with distinction from Rosemount Technology Centre in Computer Graphics in 2009 and is currently studying part-time at Concordia University.
VP Child Specialist
After earning her BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University and training in Musical Theatre at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria B.C., Talar spent 6 years in Vancouver as a working actress. She continued to train and hone her craft while appearing on stage, tv, and film. She decided to return to University and earned her second Bachelor’s degree, this time in Psychology with a focus on child development. She is currently earning her Masters Degree in Child Studies. She has spent the last three years working as an educator in elementary schools and daycares, as well as teaching storytelling, stop-motion, drama, and improv. In her role as Child Care Specialist and Head of Drama at the COOP, she will be leading our expansion into live performance and acting, as well as general group management and youth development.
Alaya joined Coop Collection Vision in 2017 after her fist summer working at Creative Video Day Camp. She knows firsthand how empowering the creative process can be and is dedicated to helping children express themselves artistically. Alaya holds a BFA in Theatre and Development and more recently obtained an MA in Drama therapy from Concordia University. These days she is focusing on using drama therapy to help support various populations as they work through personal difficulties.
Andrea Castro is a filmmaker from Montreal who specializes in film education for empowering youth and adults. Currently, she is working to build partnerships with different organizations in Bolivia to facilitate video workshops in indigenous and various communities. She became a member of Coop Collective Vision after working at Creative Video day camp in 2017 and 2018. She is now teaching film making in different schools through the Coop and Youth Fusion. She is also a freelance videographer and editor for artistic organisms and schools. Andrea got her bachelor’s degree in script writing from Université de Montréal in 2014.