Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

The Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund Reaches Investment Goal

Oct 16, 2017

For Immediate Release   OTTAWA October 16, 2017 – Canadian co-operatives and mutuals have committed $25 Million to establish the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF).  The CCIF will provide financing for new and expanding Canadian co-...

Canada's Emerging Co-operators

--> Join Canada's Emerging Co-operators!

Aug 26, 2017

This is a link to the application form!   The deadline is Friday, September 29.   */ Co-operators age 18-35 are eligible to apply for membership in the CEC committee.   Composition The committee is comprised of 9-13 members, all champions...

Share your story in 150 words and send a photo

Your story could get you all the way to Ottawa!

Aug 18, 2017

Send us your co-op story and you may be selected to visit Ottawa this fall, all expenses paid! From coast to coast to coast, over 18 million Canadians choose to live, work, shop and access services from co-operatives. Each of us has a unique story...

CMC is undertaking a national co-operative study

Jul 13, 2017

SEPTEMBER 20 UPDATE. The data-gathering phase of the Co-op Impact study will be concluding very soon and we'd like to be sure that all Canadian co-operatives have had a chance to participate. Please email Mark Ventry mventry@canada.coop to obtain a...

 The world’s 500 largest mutual and cooperative insurers

Report: The world’s 500 largest mutual and cooperative insurers

Jul 10, 2017

Global 500 for 2015 The latest edition of the Global 500 report from the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) presents a definitive analysis of the world’s 500 largest mutual and cooperative insurance companies* ranked...

Cooperatives ensure that vulnerable and precarious workers are not left behind

International Day of Cooperatives

Jun 30, 2017

A press release from CICOPA, the voice of cooperatives in industry and services Cooperatives ensure that vulnerable and precarious workers are not left behind */ Worker, social and producers’ cooperatives in industry and services are one of the...

Canadian Co-operatives and Mutuals Celebrate 150 Years of Confederation

Jun 30, 2017

Entrepreneurial co‑operation has impacted the history and economy of our vast country, which is now celebrating its 150th Anniversary of Confederation. As a milestone in the history of Canada, 150 years is significant. However, we recognize and...

David Lametti, MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Speaking Remarks - Remarques officielles : David Lametti, MP

Jun 27, 2017

Co-op Congress 2017 Annual General Meeting     Ottawa, Ontario June 22, 2017     Check Against Delivery Mesdames et Messieurs, bonjour. C’est un honneur de prendre la parole devant un groupe aussi distingué. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It’...

Minister Bardish Chagger

Speaking Remarks - Remarques officielles : The Honourable Bardish Chagger

Jun 27, 2017

Speaking Remarks The Honourable Bardish Chagger, PC, MP, Minister of Small Business and Tourism   National Congress and AGM of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada   Ottawa, ON June 21, 2017   Good evening. Thank you, Doug [Potentier, President, Co-...

CMC President Doug Potentier with Minister Bardish Chagger

Minister Bardish Chagger Endorses the Co-operative Model

Jun 26, 2017

OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) welcomed Minister Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., to Co-operative Congress 2017. The Congress is a yearly gathering of members of the national apex representing co-operative and mutual...

The The Achievement Award being presented to Camille Thériault

CMC Awards Outstanding Co-operatives and Co-operators

Jun 21, 2017

OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) held its annual awards ceremony in Ottawa on June 21 as part of Co-operative Congress 2017. The Congress is a yearly gathering of members of the national apex representing co-operative...

The need for inclusive leadership and global influence of Canada in the world

May 29, 2017

*/ For the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, the Senate organized a symposium in order to deepen the reflection about the future of the country. The speakers were asked to give their thoughts on different important issues in our...

Government Proposes Tax Relief for Farmers and Fishers Supplying Cooperatives

May 9, 2017

The Government of Canada believes that fairness is essential to ensuring Canadians have confidence in their tax system. Budget 2017 makes the tax system fairer by making existing tax relief for individuals and families more effective and accessible...

Ontario’s co-operatives to unite at Queen’s Park to help raise profile of sector

May 5, 2017

Guelph ON. May 2, 2017. Representatives from co-operative organizations across Ontario will unite at Queen’s Park on May 10 to share their common challenges, and to promote the socio-economic impact and diversity of co-operatives to the Provincial...

The Canadian Model Must Not Be a Bargaining Chip

La Coop Fédérée: The Canadian Model Must Not Be a Bargaining Chip

Apr 24, 2017

Dear Prime Minister: Founded in 1922, La Coop fédérée is a major player in the country’s agricultural and agri-food industry, with more than 90,000 members grouped into 70 cooperatives, nearly 18,000 employees and combined revenue of $9.2 billion...