René Rouleau

CQCM elects a new Board and new President

Mar 30, 2015

CQCM members elected the Board of Directors and a new President during the AGM. René Rouleau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Capitale mutuelle de l’administration publique, became the 21st President of CQCM. With a Masters in Public...

The All Party Caucus on Co-operatives discusses health and wellness

Mar 30, 2015

The All Party Caucus on Co-operatives held its seventh meeting on March 25. The topic of the day was wellness, health and social services. Mauril Bélanger, who began by introducing the guest presenters and the attending MP’s, chaired the meeting....

ICA Co-operative identity

Be proud of your co-operative identity

Mar 24, 2015

In the wake of the global financial crisis people are paying more attention to their economic decisions – looking for ethical places to work, sell, and buy goods and services.  Co-operatives answer to these needs. So how can your business showcase...

Student Co-operative Case Study Competition CASC Meetings, Ottawa, June 2nd

Mar 23, 2015

The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan, and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) are sponsoring a student case study competition on June 2, 2015 as part of the CASC meetings held in Ottawa,...

ICMIF - Mutual and cooperative insurers’ share of global industry reaches record high

Mar 23, 2015

The mutual and cooperative sector continued to be the fastest-growing part of the global insurance industry since the financial crisis reporting a record high market share in 2013, according to the latest statistics published by the International...

Tele-learning session with CoopZone

Mar 20, 2015

CoopZone is the Network of co-operative developers, and individuals and organizations with interest in co-op development.  It also includes a network of lawyers and related professionals, in the CoopZone Legal Network, and other professional service...

Co-ops and credit unions in the North East gear up for Sixth "Co-op Connections" conference in Ontario

Mar 20, 2015

On March 26th Sudbury will host a historical gathering of co-operative businesses and credit unions in Northeastern Ontario. It’s the sixth and final conference in a series that has been organized by the Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op)...

Money News - Canadian Credit Union System Year-End Results Show Increase in Assets, Deposits and Loans

Mar 20, 2015

Credit Union Central of Canada (CUCC) today released the fourth quarter 2014 results for the Canadian credit union system. The results show that credit unions ended 2014 financially strong and Canadian credit unions are continuing to grow. ...

Co-op Community Spaces

New Federated Co-op program funds community projects

Mar 19, 2015

Federated Co-op has launched a new funding program to help protect, beautify and improve the spaces that help communities thrive. Co-op Community Spaces will donate up to $1 million annually to fund projects related to recreation, environmental...

LaHave Credit Union recipent of a Prime minister's volunteer award

Mar 19, 2015

The LaHave River Credit Union (LRCU) is a member-owned, locally controlled, financial institution whose mission is to provide financial and social leadership to its membership and their community in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Committed to giving back...

Update from Mauril Bélanger, Liberal Co-op Advocate

Mar 13, 2015

Dear Friends, In my role as the Liberal Advocate for Co-operatives, I am committed to reaching out to the co-op community. In keeping with this ongoing engagement, I gratefully accepted an invitation to speak at two regional conferences organized...

International Co-operative Alliance e-Digest

Mar 10, 2015

Dear fellow co-operators, Our collective knowledge of the figures of the co-operative sector takes another step forward with Turkey’s launch of a co-operative statistics project. The first country to adopt a resolution on gathering co-operative...

The Star Phoenix - Technical co-op concept gains support

Mar 9, 2015

The chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council has a good early impression of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations' (FSIN) proposal to establish a coop to oversee emergency and technical services on reserves provincewide. "I think it's an...

ICA commissioned report highlights innovative ways of raising capital in co-operatives

Mar 5, 2015

A new report commissioned by the International Co-operative Alliance examines all the debt and equity instruments used to finance the assets and operations of co-operatives. Securing co-operative capital while guaranteeing member control is one of...

CANADIAN UNDERWRITER: North Waterloo Farmers Mutual agrees to merge with Oxford Mutual Insurance

Mar 4, 2015

Two Western Ontario farmers' mutual insurance companies - North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and Oxford Mutual Insurance Company - announced Monday they agreed to merge. The merger - which is subject to approval both by regulators and...