Federated Co-operatives Limited surpasses 10 billion in sales for the first time

Jan 29, 2015

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) achieved record sales of $ 10.8 billion in 2014. This represents an increase of 15% over last year revenues. FCL grew in all strategic business areas - energy, food, building materials, and agronomy. This...

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Desjardins Group completes the acquisition of State Farm's Canadian operations

Jan 29, 2015

Desjardins Group announced on January 2 that the acquisition of the Canadian operations of State Farm casualty insurance and life insurance as well as its mutual fund companies, loans and insurance living benefits has been completed. Desjardins said...

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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...


New Brunswick co-operatives generate $ 1.4 billion in revenue and thousands of jobs

Jan 28, 2015

A study commissioned by the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick (CECNB) revealed that co-operatives have a significant economic impact in the province New Brunswick. The study was conducted by the Shannon School of Business at the...

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International Co-operative Alliance says the adoption of the co-operative identity is growing

Jan 27, 2015

"Co-operatives cannot simply be different or better and hope that the world finds out. We must actively manage the cooperative image” this is a passage from the preface of Communication Guide on the Cooperative Identity written by Charles Gould,...

FORT ERIE TIMES: Shares for sale in solar co-op

Jan 22, 2015

Elizabeth Chitty and Tung Trinh are in the solar-generated electricity business. While their involvement in renewable energy might be small scale, they are part of a larger movement. The St. Catharines residents are bondholders in a co-op that pools...

A Silent Transformation

A documentary about co-operation in Canada

Jan 19, 2015

The Canadian co-operative movement is more engaged than ever in building the kind of economy we need for a sustainable future. Following the economic downturn that impacted so many, the United Nations chose 2012 as the International Year of Co‑...


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...

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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 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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...