WOCCU

Nominations Open for “Distinguished Service Award”

Jan 13, 2015

The Distinguished Service award is the highest honor of the International CU movement and the will be presented at 2015 World Credit Union Conference in Denver, Colorado. World Council of Credit Unions is calling nominations of honors individuals...

murdoch family

Co-operative Pioneer Peter Murdoch named to the Order of Canada

Jan 13, 2015

The Office of the Governor General announced Peter Murdoch’s appointment on December 26.  Mr. Murdoch was a veteran Hudson’s Bay Co. clerk who helped start the co-op movement in Nunavik. Murdoch is receiving the honour for “his contributions to the...

CCA and CDF

CCA and CDF appoint Michael Casey to top post

Jan 12, 2015

Ottawa, January 7, 2015 The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Casey as their new executive director, effective April 2. "We are...

International Co-operative Alliance

International Co-operative Alliance highlights of 2014

Dec 5, 2014

Dear Fellow Co-operator, We are writing, as has been our custom at the end of each year, to thank you for your membership in the International Co-operative Alliance. It is something we highly value and never take for granted.   It is for that...

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...

Sommet de la Francophonie

CMC President attends the 15th Sommet de la Francophonie

Dec 3, 2014

CMC President Léo Leblanc was invited to accompany the Prime Minister and represent Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada at the 15th Sommet de la Francophonie. The Summit took place in Dakar, Senegal on November 29 and 30. 9 resolutions were adopted by...

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...

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...

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‐...