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...

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...

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...

CDF Jumps into action after earthquake devastates Nepal

Apr 30, 2015

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) has launched an appeal to support Nepal's co-operatives and credit unions affected by the earthquake. The disaster has surpassed 5,000 and the total is expected to rise to as many as 10,000...

Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

CCIF releases its business plan

Apr 30, 2015

The Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) took another step toward realization in April. The publishing of a formal business case which details the concept and operations of the fund now sets the stage for expanding partnerships and...

Enterprise Magazine launches a new web site

Apr 30, 2015

Enterprise Magazine, published by Central 1, serves as the main communications and news service within the Canadian credit union system. In April Enterprise launched launched a brand new web site. Enterprise provides relevant, timely and factual...

The All Party Cuacus on Co-operatives

The Co-op Caucus focuses on innovations in renewable energy

Apr 30, 2015

The All Party Caucus on Co-operatives met for the eighth time on  April 23. The meeting focused on cooperatives working in the field of renewable energy and climate change adaptation. Hélène Leblanc presided over this meeting during which four co-...

The 3rd International Summit of Cooperatives in 2016

Apr 30, 2015

Following the great success of the 2012 and 2014 Summits, Desjardins and the International Co-operative Alliance have announced that a third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives will be held from October 11 to 13, 2016, in Quebec City...

Budget Announces Social Finance Accelerator Initiative

Apr 30, 2015

The Budget on April 22 announced that Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will introduce a new social finance accelerator initiative.  The Budget recognized that social finance is an innovative approach that delivers both social value...

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,...

Credit unions to continue wholesale consolidation discussion

Apr 30, 2015

INVESTMENT NEWS - Central 1 Credit Union, Concentra Financial Services and SaskCentral signed MOU in December By Tessie Sanci |   April 30, 2015 15:50 Vancouver-based Central 1 Credit Union, Saskatoon-based Concentra Financial Services Association...