Bruno Roelants

Bruno Roelants appointed as new Director General of the International Co-operative Alliance

Jan 18, 2018

The International Co-operative Alliance Board has today appointed Bruno Roelants as the new Director-General. Mr. Roelants will begin his new role in the coming weeks, succeeding Charles Gould who last year announced his decision to retire. Bruno...

Denyse Guy and Doug Potentier

Year End Letter from the President and Executive Director

Dec 20, 2017

As we approach the New Year, it is time to reflect on the milestones achieved and efforts made to Unite, Promote and Develop the co-operative and mutual sector in Canada. The year started with our advocacy in full swing with the Solving Challenges...

CICOPA published its second "Global Report" for 2015-2016

CICOPA published its second "Global Report" for 2015-2016

Dec 13, 2017

After the first report released in 2015, the CICOPA second global biannual report on industrial and service cooperatives (2015-2016) is out. Based on a new methodology that combines qualitative and quantitative surveys with strengthened internal...

Trudeau announces the first ever National Housing Strategy

CMC Applauds the First Ever National Housing Strategy

Nov 24, 2017

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) applauds the federal government’s announcement of a first ever National Housing Strategy that includes the protection of low-income members of housing cooperatives. This announcement alleviates the stress of...

CMC President, Doug Potentier congratulates incoming ICA President Ariel Guarco

Ariel Guarco, from Argentina, elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance

Nov 17, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17 November 2017:  Ariel Guarco from Argentina has been elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance. The election took place at the International Co-operative Alliance’s General Assembly, a biennial event,...

World Co-operative Monitor Survey

New ranking of the world’s 300 largest co-operatives confirms the strength and good health of the movement

Nov 16, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 16 November 2017 – The International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse, the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises, published today its sixth annual World Co-operative Monitor in the framework of the Global...

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...

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-...

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’...