The Carrot Co-op launches first ever CEDIF offering

May 22, 2015

HALIFAX, NS May 19, 2015 - The Carrot Co-op is proud to announce the launch of its first Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF). The CEDIF Board has set a target of $150,000, with a minimum of $75,000. Shares are $100 each and the...

Cowichan Valley Citizen - Big idea No. 1: co-operatives

May 22, 2015

The gap between the one per cent and the 99 per cent is widening, as the gains made by our parents' and grandparents' generations are slowly chiseled away by senior levels of government pursuing questionable economic policies and global corporations...

Inside Belleville - 539 Co-operative proposes rooftop solar system atop Keeler Centre

May 22, 2015

 A renewable energy co-operative is prepared to pay $10,000 a year to lease space at the Keeler Centre for a rooftop solar photovoltaic system it will install for under $1 million. The proposal presented by Tony Walker and Richard Tyssen of...

ICA Global conference : Presentation on co-operative principles and identity

May 20, 2015

As part of the ICA Global Conference (10-13 November, Antalya, Turkey) Jean-Louis Bancel (Chair of the Alliance Principles Committee, Alliance Board Member and President of Crédit Coopératif) and David Rodgers (Editor of the Guidance Notes and...

CoopZone Training Program Announces New Course Director

May 14, 2015

CoopZone, a national network of co-operative developers which offers a distance training program on co-op development, has announced the selection of Eric Tusz-King (Master of Adult Education) as its new Course Director.  Eric will fill the vacancy...

Monique F. Leroux Advocating for Cooperatives before the IASB, the FSB and the B7

May 13, 2015

Last January, acting in her capacity as Chair of the International Accounting Standards Working Group of the Alliance, Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President & CEO of Desjardins Group, met with Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of the...

On Co-op releases new Bernie Daly Memorial Fund video and announces new information on how the fund can help more youth attend CYL.

May 12, 2015

Established in 2009, in honour of the late Bernie Daly, GROWMARK and the Ontario FS Co-operatives created the Bernie Daly Memorial Fund to support the continued growth of the Co-operative Young Leaders Program (CYL) run by the Ontario Co-...

Manitoba launches second phase of strategy to strengthen, expand co-ops

May 12, 2015

The Manitoba government is partnering with the co-op community to strengthen and expand the successful co-operative business model, which creates jobs and offers a wide range of products and services across the province, Housing and Community...

Nationtalk - The Co-operators releases 2014 sustainability report

May 12, 2015

The Co-operators released its 2014 Sustainability Report, which provides a detailed overview of the organization’s sustainability journey and its contributions to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Canadian communities. People...

The Phoenix Star - Solar co-op hopes to collaborate with city

May 11, 2015

A proposed collaboration between a local solar power coop and the City of Saskatoon at the landfill would benefit everyone involved along with the environment, according to people on both sides. "Something like this (collaboration) is pretty...

Exchange Magazine - The Co-operators acquires majority of The Edge Benefits

May 6, 2015

Guelph/New Market - The Co-operators announced that it has purchased a majority interest in The Edge Benefits. The current management team will remain in place and The Edge Benefits will continue to operate independently. The Edge Benefits is a...

Fort Frances Times - Food Co-op provides more opportunities

May 6, 2015

District farmers and other producers of local goods have an outlet to sell their products within the region using the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op. Cloverbelt is the first and only online local food co-op in Northwestern Ontario which connects...

May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories THE GUARDIAN

May 1, 2015

From Istanbul to Barcelona, the co-operative movement is flourishing as employees revive what the bosses buried. A 19th-century slogan is getting a 21st-century makeover. The workers of the world really are uniting. At least, some of them are. The...

Global 500 for 2013

May 1, 2015

The world’s 500 largest mutual and cooperative insurers collectively wrote over USD 1.2 trillion in premium income in 2013. The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has once again published its Global 500 report, a...

Our eight meeting of the All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives

Mauril Bélanger -Our eighth meeting of the All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives

Apr 30, 2015

Dear Friends, The All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives held its eight meeting on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, under the theme “Innovative co-ops in green technologies and climate change adaptation." My colleague Hélène LeBlanc, M.P. for LaSalle—Émard,...