Hi! This is us!
We officially formed our cooperative in spring 2020 and we just haven’t been able to get together for a fancy photo shoot yet because of you know why.
So until that day comes (hopefully soon) we can all guess what Chris is holding.
Ceara Lornie UX content strategist, content editor and writer, web publisher
Chris LaVigne e-commerce, security and SEO specialist, trainer
Elisabeth Bond Creative director, branding and marketing specialist
Aimée van Drimmelen Senior designer and UX design lead, illustrator
Weaver creates outstanding user-friendly digital experiences that help businesses and organizations connect with their audiences, innovate and grow.
After working together on various jobs over the years, we decided to weave our talents together into one business that can meet all of our clients’ needs. We chose a worker cooperative model because it aligns with our values of social, ecological and digital sustainability.
Our members combine creative design, digital strategy and full-stack web development and serve a variety of clients, including the B.C. government and a wide range of non-profit, public and private sector clients. With over 15 years’ experience working on digital projects, we innately understand the complex needs of users on both sides of service delivery—in front of the screen and behind it.
Sarah Bolduc UX service design lead, information architect and innovation designer
SEEN + HERD Creative studio
Michelle Munkittrick Photographer
Troy McGinnis Developer
Michelle Butterfield Social media
ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation
B.C. Cooperative Federation
Co-ops are autonomous organizations of people who are united to realize their social and cultural needs through jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprises
Weaver respectfully acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples.
We strive to be a part of the pathway to reconciliation by learning more from and connecting with our local indigenous communities, supporting their initiatives and amplifying their stories.
"Yeah but what do you actually do?"
In our first year of business we have started a donations program to support Indigenous-led initiatives and groups that help in the fight for Indigenous rights, sovereignty and healing. This includes:
- First Nations Technology Council
- Residential school survivors fund
- RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)
DIVERSITY, EQUALITY & INCLUSION
One of the cooperative principles we have chosen to adopt is that of diversity, equality and inclusion. We acknowledge that we are a team who are of white European ancestry and have benefited from privileges and access to opportunities that others have not.
One way we hope to honour this principle as we move forward is by providing mentorship and job opportunities to those who are less represented in the design and development fields in our communities including Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour, and workers with disabilities. If you are reading this and are interested in learning more or working together please drop us a line!