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...


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...

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...

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...

L'Avantage - Une épicerie coopérative réunira cinq municipalités et deux MRC

Feb 11, 2015

Cinq municipalités rurales des MRC de Rimouski-Neigette et de La Mitis s’unissent pour créer une coopérative d’épiceries. La création de la coopérative permettra d’implanter des épiceries de proximité dans chacune des municipalités membres : Saint-...

EnBeauce.com - La Coop Alliance remet des bourses pour aider la relève

Feb 10, 2015

La Coop Alliance a procédé à la remise des subventions du fonds coopératif d'aide à la relève agricole à quatre jeunes de la relève qui ont été sélectionnée. Ceci s'est fait dans le cadre de l'assemblée générale annuelle. Le montant total des...

ORILIA PACKET: Library co-op wins minister's award

Feb 3, 2015

Members of the County of Simcoe Library Co-operative recently received the Minister’s Award for Innovation from Michael Coteau, minister of tourism, culture and sport, during the Ontario Public Library Service Awards. Coteau recognized the members...

funding announcement

Feds and Nova Scotia announce funding to maintain co-operative housing

Jan 29, 2015

Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada along with the Honourable Joanne Bernard, Nova Scotia Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia, announced 8 million dollars in new...