P5 Video Challenge

Mar 3, 2016

The Canadian Association for Studies in Cooperation (CASC), along with The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE), Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) and The Cooperative Foundation are challenging co-operatives and co-operative educators to...

Kathy Bardswick to retire

Kathy Bardswick to retire

Mar 3, 2016

The Co-operators President and CEO, Kathy Bardswick, is retiring at the end of 2016. During Bardswick's 14 years in the role, The Co-operators has expanded both through acquisitions and organic growth to have more than $40 billion in assets under...

Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

Co-operative education in Canada

Mar 3, 2016

New research published this month shows that seminars and workshops are the most common method used by co-operatives to fulfill their educational role as described in fifth principle of co-operation. The study explores the application of the...

A Silent Transformation Team

CDF Canada and Powerline Films receive generous support

Mar 3, 2016

In 2014 Powerline Films began investigating and filming a feature documentary about the co-operative movement in Canada. A Silent Transformation is bringing to light the co-operative difference for a mass audience and it has now received vital...

Saskatchewan Co-operatives Embrace Diversity

Saskatchewan Co-operatives Embrace Diversity

Feb 4, 2016

Co-operators from across Saskatchewan gathered to delve into the province’s changing population and its impacts on their future. For co-operatives to survive and thrive in the province, they’ll need to understand how the face of their membership and...

CCUA

Credit Unions Launch New Trade Association

Feb 4, 2016

The creation of a new credit union trade association was announced January 27. The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) will support and advocate for a successful, competitive and growing credit union industry in Canada. The CCUA is the first,...

Vancity

Vancity publishes a report examining the growing payday loan industry in BC

Feb 4, 2016

A new study released by Vancity says that usage of payday loans in B.C. jumped 58% between 2012 and 2014. This is a shocking statistic given that payday loans can charge an annual rate of 600%. The study determined that British Columbians are among...

Co-operatives First

FCL Launches Co-operatives First

Feb 4, 2016

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) announced a five-year, $5 million dollar commitment from the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) on January 27 that will provide critical start-up funding for an organization that will facilitate a new wave of co-...

CMC Publishes study on demutualization

Feb 4, 2016

In 2015, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada commissioned Murray Fulton of the University of Saskatchewan and Jean-Pierre Girard of Productions LPS to study the reasons that co-operative and mutual enterprises choose to demutualize. The study,...

Co-ops across Canada respond to the influx of Syrian refugees

Feb 4, 2016

Thousands of refugees are arriving in communities across Canada as the federal government follows through on admitting 25,000 Syrians displaced by the war. This is a significant challenge and Canadian co-operatives are doing their part in different...

The Globe and Mail Special Insert on Co-operatives

The Globe and Mail Special Insert on Co-operatives

Feb 3, 2016

Dear Co-operators,   Over the last few years The Globe and Mail has been producing special features with in depth articles about the co-operative sector in Canada. Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada works with the special features editorial team to...

Theme announced for the International Day of Co-operatives

Theme announced for the International Day of Co-operatives

Feb 3, 2016

On 2 July, co-operatives from across the world will be celebrating the International Day of Co-operatives. This year the day will seek to showcase the contribution of co-operatives to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The theme – “...

Canadian Credit Union Association

New credit union association launches in Canada: Canadian Credit Union Association

Feb 1, 2016

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today we are pleased to announce the formation of a new national trade association – the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) –created to represent Canada's credit unions and caisses populaires (outside...

On Co-op launches next cohort of Co-operative Certificate Program

Jan 27, 2016

Guelph ON. January 27, 2016. The Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op), in partnership with the Schulich School of Business, York University, has launched the next cohort of its “Fundamentals of Co-operative Organizations” Certificate Program...

Co-operatives First to boost co-operative development in rural and aboriginal communities in Western Canada

Jan 27, 2016

SASKATOON (Jan. 27, 2016) — A five-year, $5 million commitment from the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) will provide critical start-up funding for Co-operatives First, an organization that will facilitate a new wave of co-operative development...