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...

Hélène Leblanc - Reprise des activités du caucus des coopératives

Mar 4, 2015

Chers coopérateurs et coopératrices, Je souhaite que 2015 soit à la hauteur de vos aspirations et je vous remercie de votre engagement envers la collectivité   Le 3 février, j’ai assisté à une réception organisée à l’intention des parlementaires...

Central 1 Credit Union posts 2014 profit of $53.6 million

Mar 4, 2015

VANCOUVER, B.C.—Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1) announced today it posted a profit of $53.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, down $14.9 million or 21.7 per cent from 2013. “Central 1 continues to perform well in a challenging slow...

All Party Co-operative Caucus on Co-operatives

The 6th Co-operative Caucus meeting

Mar 2, 2015

The All Party Co-operative Caucus met on February 25 to here a presentation from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Michel Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs at the BDC began by providing an overview of their...

Serge Riendeau named business person of the year in Quebec

Mar 2, 2015

A founding Director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and President of Agropur, Serge Riendeau was selected one of Quebec's persons of the year by Forces Magazine. Mr. Riendeau was recognized along side Premier Philippe Couillard, Secretary...

FNMI

Record response to the 2015 Co-operative Development Program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit

Mar 2, 2015

The FNMI Program is managed by Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) and funded by the Cooperative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) to help Aboriginal communities launch co-operatives, create jobs and stimulate economic activity, had a record...

Mark Goldblatt

Co-operative dynamo Mark Goldblatt dies at 62

Mar 2, 2015

Mark Goldblatt died suddenly on February 3 of what is believed to be a heart attack. Mark was a well known and much loved champion of co-operation in Canada. As a co-op leader and advocate, he has strengthened the Canadian co-operative movement in...

Co-operative Congress 2015

CMC will hold its annual Congress in June in Saskatchewan

Mar 2, 2015

Co-operatives and mutuals Canada, in cooperation with the Conseil de la coopération de Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, Canadian Co-operative Association and Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada invite you to their joint...

Mauril Bélanger - Notre 6e rencontre du Caucus parlementaire multipartite des coopératives / Our 6th meeting of the All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives

Feb 27, 2015

English version follows   Cher(ère)s ami(e)s,   Le Caucus parlementaire multipartite des coopératives a tenu sa 6e réunion le mercredi 25 février 2015. Elle avait pour thème les activités de la Banque de développement du Canada (BDC) à l’appui des...

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Access, Assiniboine eye merger

Feb 25, 2015

Access and Assiniboine credit unions are proposing to merge their operations to create the province's largest credit union The merger is subject to approval by the members of both institutions, who will cast their votes on April 22. If approved, the...

THE WELLINGTON ADVERTISER: Farmers form new co-operative to produce sugar from corn stover

Feb 19, 2015

A small group of Ontario farmers has come together to form Ontario’s newest co-op. The Cellulosic Sugar Producers’ Co-operative is working on creating a new market opportunity for corn stover – the leaves, stalks, and other parts of the plant left...

INSIDE OTTAWA VALLEY: Smiths Falls’ co-operative aspirations receive celebrity support

Feb 18, 2015

This week The Town That Grows organic food co-operative kicked off its online drive for committee members with a special message of support from Noam Chomsky, an American professor who Carol Anne Knapp credits as being one of the grandfathers of the...

NUNATSIAQ ONLINE: Nunavut co-op offers new solution for food insecurity

Feb 16, 2015

As the Helping Our Northern Neighbours movement grows in momentum, Dana Sheaves was wondering what she could do to help. So the assistant manager of Igloolik’s Co-op store picked up pen and paper and wandered through the aisles of her co-op last...