The Co-operators pledges $10 million

The Co-operators pledges $10 million to Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

Jun 25, 2015

GUELPH, ON, June 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The Co-operators has announced that they will increase their pledge to the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) to $10 million. The Fund, which will be launched in the coming months, will support the...

The Industry Canada Information Guide for Co-operatives

Jun 22, 2015

Industry Canada has published the Information Guide for Co-operatives.   The Guide, developed in consultation with federal, provincial and territorial governments, provides co-operatives and entrepreneurs considering the co-operative model with...

Jack Wilkinson

Jack Wilkinson elected President of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada at the 2015 AGM

Jun 22, 2015

SASKATOON – The Board of Directors of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) elected Jack Wilkinson President and Chair of CMC on June 18 in Saskatoon during the 2015 AGM. Mr. Wilkinson is a Director of The Co-operators. read Mr. Wilkinson's bio...


Jun 19, 2015

  SASKATOON — In her speech at the 2015 Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada annual congress, Hélène LeBlanc, MP for LaSalle–Émard and NDP Co-operatives Critic, stated her party’s commitment to the Canadian co-operative sector.  The NDP recognizes the...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada presents three Awards at the Annual Co-operative Congress

Jun 19, 2015

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada held their first annual awards ceremony to recognize co‑operators and mutualists who made a distinguished contribution to the development of the Canadian co‑operative sector. The late Mark Goldblatt, the Desjardins...

The StarPhoenix - StarSafe Haven: Crocus co-op provides purpose for people with mental illnesses

Jun 6, 2015

Jeff Crowder had just returned from Europe when he started hearing the voices. "I was homeless for two years. That's when the voices and the delusions and all that started," Crowder says. It was the late 1980s. Crowder had graduated from university...

SOCODEVI will offer thirty international youth internships

SOCODEVI will offer thirty international youth internships to young Canadians

Jun 3, 2015

La Société de coopération pour le développement international (SOCODEVI) is participating in the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) from 2015 to 2017. This program is financially supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and...

ICA research conference in Paris releases guidance notes on amending the Co-operative Principles

Jun 3, 2015

Draft guidance notes for the co-operative principles were released after several rounds of consultation at the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) research conference in Paris on May 28. The notes are an attempt to provide reflection,...

Our 9th meeting of the All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives

Jun 3, 2015

Dear Friends, The All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives held its 9th meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in which Industry Canada provided a summary of their activities since 2013. My colleague Joe Preston, M.P. for Elgin–Middlesex–London, chaired the...

MACU holds 25th Annual Strategic Marketing Conference

Jun 3, 2015

The Marketing Association for Credit Unions (MACU) held its annual event from May 25 to 27 in Kelowna, British Columbia this year. The strategic marketing conference was attended by more than 100 credit union marketing professionals. The annual...

Manitoba announces $1 million for its strategy for co-op development

Jun 3, 2015

Manitoba has announced the launch of the second phase of its strategy of strengthening and development of co-operatives on May 12. The announcement was made by Minister of Housing and Community Development, Mohinder Saran. The Manitoba government...

The CCO signed a protocol of collaboration with RDÉE

The CCO signed a collaboration agreement with RDÉE

Jun 2, 2015

The Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Réseau de développement et d’employabilité (RDÉE) of Ontario. The two organizations will now coordinate their efforts for economic and social development...

Industry Canada presents to the All Party Co-operative Caucus

Jun 2, 2015

Mr. Joe Preston chaired the 9th meeting of the Co-op Caucus. The guest presenting was Mr. Mitch Davies, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector, Industry Canada (IC). Mr. Davies began his presentation by pointing out that it has been a...

The Federal Government is taking a close look at the CCIF

The Federal Government is taking a close look at the CCIF

Jun 2, 2015

The Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) is gaining traction with elected officials and civil servants in Ottawa. This was the hot topic MPs wanted to discuss at the last caucus meeting, and Mr. Davies was asked repeatedly about the options...

Industry Canada publishes new data

Industry Canada publishes new data on the non financial co-operative sector

Jun 2, 2015

Industry Canada has published new data covering the 2009-2010 fiscal periods. This is the first official data released by the federal government in some time on Canadian co-ops and contains quite a bit of insight.  The new data shows that co-ops are...