Alberta Community and Co-operative Association

Alberta Co-operatives gather in the frigid cold to share hot ideas

Dec 3, 2014

The 3rd Annual Gathering of Alberta Co-operatives was held in Red Deer Alberta on November 14 and 15.  Despite the frigid weather, it was an opportunity for Albertan co-operators to share best practices and enjoy themselves!  The Gathering kicked...

A Silent Transformation Raises $7,800 on Indigogo

Dec 3, 2014

The filmmakers, Powerline Films have been promoting their documentary trailer and requesting financial support for the project from co-ops and co-operators in Canada. Although they had hoped to raise $50,000 from the  Indigogo campaign, the...

CMC signs a memorandum of understanding with the RDÉE

CMC signs a memorandum of understanding with the RDÉE

Dec 3, 2014

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) and the Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité (RDÉE)  have signed a memorandum of understanding involving multiple types of collaboration. RDÉE is the national network for economic development...

3rd Cooperative Summit of the Americas: Integration for Social Change

3rd Cooperative Summit of the Americas: Integration for Social Change

Dec 3, 2014

With an overarching theme of “Integration that Generates a Social Change,” the 3rd Cooperative Summit of the Americas was held from November 2 - 7 in Cartagena, Columbia. 1600 participants attended the event with the goal of promoting integration...

All Party Co-operative Caucus

CMC presents its priorities to the co-op caucus

Dec 3, 2014

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada had the opportunity to meet with members of the All-Party Caucus on cooperatives on November 26.  The meeting coincided with CMC’s meeting of delegates held in Ottawa. Madame Hélène LeBlanc chaired the fifth Co-op...

First CMC Delegates Meeting

The first semi-annual meeting of CMC delegates addresses important issues

Dec 2, 2014

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada held its first semi-annual meeting of delegates in Ottawa on Wednesday November 26. Fifty-seven delegates representing thirty-nine members took part in the event. The meeting included presentations by several...

All Party Co-operative Caucus

CMC presents its priorities to the co-op caucus

Nov 30, 2014

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada had the opportunity to meet with, and present to members of the All-Party Caucus on cooperatives on November 26.  The meeting coincided with CMC’s meeting of delegates held in Ottawa. Madame Hélène LeBlanc chaired...

Arctic Co-op pledges 500K to CCIF

Arctic Co-operatives Limited commits $500K to the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

Nov 28, 2014

Arctic Co-operatives Limited has joined the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) as a founding investor bringing the Fund closer to its targeted amount of pledges of $20 million. Arctic Co-operatives joins a group of investors that includes...

Hike the hill

Credit Union Central hikes the hill

Oct 31, 2014

Thousands of Canadians have participated in the My CU matters campaign by writing to Finance Minister Joe Oliver telling him that credit unions need to be treated fairly by Ottawa. On October 21 representatives from 317 credit unions visited...

The National Co-op Challenge

The National Co-op Challenge

Oct 31, 2014

The eight winning finalists of The Co-operators’ National Co-op Challenge have been announced, and between them they will be receiving a total of $200,000! Sixteen small and emerging co-ops from across Canada were selected as finalists, four from...

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada

CDF makes $25,000 Grant available for a Canadian co-operative project

Oct 31, 2014

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada  has announced a $25,000 grant available to a co-op development project in Canada this year. The Robert Owen-Henri Lasserre Fund will be granted for the second time from the revenue generated by this...

Kerr Smith

All for Each wins international prize

Oct 31, 2014

The All 4 Each program, created by the Ontario Co‐operative Association, won the Award of Excellence in the Mobilization and Involvement category of the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives TOP-COOP contest. All 4 each is a suite of youth, co‐...

MEC Headquarters

MEC employees move into next generation HQ

Oct 31, 2014

The innovative and people centric MEC head quarters opened in the False Creek Flats district of Vancouver on October 24. The building is a perfect example of how co-operatives are rooted in their communities. 300 MEC employees moved into a world...

Jo-Anne Ferguson

Jo-Anne Ferguson Announces Retirement

Oct 31, 2014

Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) Executive Director Jo-Anne Ferguson is retiring. Jo-Anne was the Senior Director, International Development, for more than 10 years and was appointed ED this April after CCA became an NGO exclusively focused...

Dame Pauline Green and Monique Leroux

Summit Round-up

Oct 23, 2014

International Summit of Co-operatives was held in Quebec City between October 6 and 9 and more than 3,000 people attended from 93 countries.  The second Summit moved the co-operative conversation forward from a state of recognition and assessment of...