Monique F. Leroux elected new president of the International Co-operative Alliance

Nov 13, 2015

The International Co-operative Alliance has today elected Monique F. Leroux (Canada) as its new president. Ms. Leroux is an Alliance board member with a background in finance and will be president of the Alliance for the 2015-2017 term. Antalya, 13...

The Co-operators honoured as one of the Best Employers in Canada

Nov 5, 2015

GUELPH, ON, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, The Co-operators was ranked among the Aon Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, which rated the organization as a Platinum Level employer. The prestigious list, based primarily on confidential employee...

The Co-operators honoured as one of the Best Employers in Canada

Nov 5, 2015

Today, The Co-operators was ranked among the Aon Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, which rated the organization as a Platinum Level employer. The prestigious list, based primarily on confidential employee surveys, was published in Canadian...

Study Shows Co-operatives Contribute Almost $6 Billion to Ontario Economy

Nov 5, 2015

Guelph, ON. November 2, 2015.   A new study shows that Ontario’s co-operative sector contributes $5.97 billion yearly to the province’s GDP. The research study, released today by the Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op), the capacity-building...

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ICA Publishes Guidance Notes on the 7 Co-op Principles

Nov 1, 2015

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is responsible for ensuring that the 7 Co-operative Principles that underpin co-operative enterprise can be appropriately interpreted around the world. After many years of global consultation and effort...

On Co-op and CCO organize the first meeting of the Ontario Co-operative Caucus

On Co-op and CCO organize the first meeting of the Ontario Co-operative Caucus

Nov 1, 2015

The Ontario Co-operative Association (ON Co-op) and the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) have joined forces to organize the inaugural meeting of the All Party Co-operative Caucus in Ontario. The event took place on October 23 at Queen's...

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The co-op housing sector has reasons to be optimistic!

Nov 1, 2015

During the election campaign the Liberal Party of Canada pledged to renew funding for housing co-operatives and to build more affordable rental housing. This was great news and a great response to the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada’s (CHF...

Justin Trudeau acknowledges the importance of co-operatives during Co-op Week

Justin Trudeau acknowledges the importance of co-operatives during Co-op Week

Nov 1, 2015

The final week of the federal election coincided with this year’s Co-op Week celebrations. The Liberal leader took the opportunity to recognize the importance of the co-operative sector. "The Co-op Week is an opportunity to highlight the important...

Inaugural All-Party Co-operative Caucus meeting held at Queen’s Park

Oct 23, 2015

  TORONTO – Yesterday marked the inaugural meeting of the first All-Party Co-operative Caucus at Queen’s Park.  Legislators from all political parties were invited to attend. The Ontario Co-co-operative Association (On Co-op) and the Conseil de la...

Meet the candidates for the Alliance presidency: Monique Leroux

Oct 20, 2015

Co-operative experience: Monique Leroux is president, chair of the board and chief executive of Desjardins Group, a federation of 376 credit unions and other groups serving 7 million members in Canada and operating in 40 other countries. In 2013, Ms...

New index grades Ontario municipalities on co-operative values and community strength

Oct 13, 2015

The city of Orillia has topped a new ranking of Ontario municipalities based on co-operative values including civic engagement, green space, charitable giving and the availability of social programs. The new Co-operative Communities Index...

New index grades Ontario municipalities on co-operative values and community strength

Oct 13, 2015

The city of Orillia has topped a new ranking of Ontario municipalities based on co-operative values including civic engagement, green space, charitable giving and the availability of social programs. The new Co-operative Communities Index...

Kate Duggan - Member economic participation: turning co-operative supporters into co-operative investors

Oct 8, 2015

The path to member economic participation, one of the core co-operative principles, never did run smooth. In the International Co-operative Alliance’s definition, co-op members allocate surplus capital “for any or all of the following purposes:...

Kate Duggan - Member economic participation: turning co-operative supporters into co-operative investors

Oct 8, 2015

The path to member economic participation, one of the core co-operative principles, never did run smooth. In the International Co-operative Alliance’s definition, co-op members allocate surplus capital “for any or all of the following purposes:...

Gary Lamphier: Edmonton-based Servus Credit Union sails on through economic storm

Oct 5, 2015

Servus Credit Union CEO Garth Warner has watched several recessions, economic booms and subsequent oil price slumps come and go since he started his banking career 35 years ago. In a province where volatile energy prices are traditionally either ...