Co-op Week 2015 - Our Co-op Advantage

Co-op Week is around the corner!

Oct 1, 2015

This year’s co-op week celebrations are happening right before an important federal election. First and foremost we want to encourage everyone to vote. Being democratic enterprises we value our voice and our vote and work to share that appreciation...

The November meeting of CMC delegates in Ottawa

The November meeting of CMC delegates in Ottawa

Oct 1, 2015

The midyear Delegates meeting of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada will take place on Wednesday, November 25 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. The Delegates meeting will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss debate and engage around the policy...

Monique F. Leroux declares candidacy for ICA Presidency

Monique F. Leroux declares candidacy for ICA Presidency

Oct 1, 2015

Monique F. Leroux, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, has announced her candidacy for the Presidency of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). The election will take place November 13 during the General Assembly in Antalya, Turkey. "I am...

The Sarnia Journal - Old Taylor’s site now a creativity co-op

Sep 30, 2015

Four local businesses have collaborated to make downtown’s historic Taylor’s Furniture building a going concern again. Taylor’s, an enormous three-storey retail landmark, was built in the 1920s as a grocery and liquor store and was the scene of the...

BC Tree Fruits and Lonetree Cider Co. announce partnership

Sep 28, 2015

BC Tree Fruits co-operative announced a milestone agreement with Vancouver- based Lonetree Cider Co. this week, creating a new avenue of business for local fruit growers.  The Cooperative which is comprised of more than 500 grower families is...

50th Anniversary Celebration of Canadian Arctic Producers (CAP)

Sep 23, 2015

Today, Canadian Arctic Producers (CAP), the marketing arm of Arctic Co-operatives Limited (Arctic Co-ops) will be hosting its 50th Anniversary Celebration at the CAP Showroom in Mississauga, Ontario.  Invited guests will have an opportunity to view...

Monique F. Leroux among leaders from some 30 countries invited by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel

Sep 23, 2015

"Having participated in the G7 Forum for Dialogue with Women, I am convinced, now more than ever, that cooperative enterprises provide key leverage to increase women's economic power and give them a stronger voice to better serve their communities,...

Bill Lyall appointed to the order of Nunavut

Sep 22, 2015

Arctic Co-operatives Limited is pleased to announce William (Bill) Lyall, Director on the Board of Arctic Co-operatives Limited and Arctic Co-operative Development Fund has been appointed to the Order of Nunavut. The Order of Nunavut Act was passed...

Message to candidates

Sep 16, 2015

Dear Candidate, I am making my decision about who to vote for on October 19 and wanted to inquire about your support of co-operative enterprises as a solution to our economic and social needs. As a voter in your riding, I want to know if you will...

CWCF/FCCT - "Building Bridges - Pour Réussir Ensemble"

Sep 11, 2015

Le français suit The early bird registration date has been extended to September 25, 2015  To register, click here. We are including the presentation format "Co-op Ignite" on Thursday afternoon.  Co-op Ignite is a dynamic, fast-paced presentation...

CWCF/FCCT - Board Election / Élection du conseil d'administration

Sep 11, 2015

Le français suit  This year there are three board positions up for election.  They are for the board seats in the following regions: BC, Ontario, and Quebec. If you would like to know more about serving on the Board of CWCF, contact the Chair of...

Economic impacts of the co-operative sector in Canada

Sep 10, 2015

Recent research on the economic impact of the co-operative sector in Canada show that its activity contributes over $50 Billion dollars to the Canadian economy and supports over 600,000 jobs. Researchers George Karaphillis, Alicia Lake, and Fiona...

Canadian Counselling Cooperative celebrates two years

Sep 9, 2015

It’s now easier than ever for Canadians to connect with skilled competency-based counsellors - the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (ACCT) of Canada recently launched a new directory on acctcounsellor.com. "The new directory helps...

CHFC - Vote Co-op Housing Website Launched Today!

Sep 9, 2015

With a federal election just over a month away, now is your opportunity to get involved! Check out CHF Canada’s election website which launched today at www.votecoophousing.ca to connect with the candidates in your riding. It features a candidate...

Co-operative Retailing System donates $1M to community projects

Sep 8, 2015

Break out the boots, shovels and seeds as 16 projects to protect, beautify and improve community spaces begin with new funding from the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS). Co-op Community Spaces is a new funding program, launched this past spring...