Mountain Equipment Co-op Is Coming to Kelowna

Jul 16, 2015

It's official: Kelowna will be home to the newest location of the popular Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) store, making it a first for the Okanagan. MEC made the announcement about the opening on its Facebook page early Wednesday morning. The new...

Co-operative News - Anne Cochran named chair of the World Council of Credit Unions

Jul 16, 2015

Anne Cochran, president and CEO of the Louisiana Credit Union League (LCUL) in the United States, has been named the first female chair of the World Council of Credit Unions‘ board of directors. The World Council is the global trade association and...

2015 World Credit Union Conference & America’s Credit Union Conference Kicks Off in USA

Jul 13, 2015

World Council of Credit Unions and Credit Union National Association welcomed over 3,000 people from 61 countries at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, USA, Sunday evening for the opening ceremonies of the 2015 co-hosted World Credit Union...

NorthernLife.ca - reThinking Green: SUN Coop’s bright days ahead

Jul 13, 2015

The cost and sustainability of energy is affecting everyone and some people in Sudbury are taking action. The Sudbury Unlimited eNergy Cooperative Board (SUN Coop) is working on its first 500kw solar project.  This past December, the Independent...

Journal de Montréal - Taxi Coop interpelle Philippe Couillard

Jul 9, 2015

Devant l’ambigüité des positions du Parti libéral du Québec (PLQ) sur Uber, le président de Taxi Coop interpelle le premier ministre Philippe Couillard pour avoir l’heure juste. «C’est au premier ministre de s’exprimer là-dessus et de dire ce qui en...

2014 Global Credit Union Statistical Report Available Global membership rises by 10 million

Jul 9, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions has released its newest Statistical Report, which provides membership and financial data as of December 2014 from credit unions and financial cooperatives worldwide. This year's report includes...

Globe Advisor - The Co-operators commits $60,000 to support diversity scholarships for young members living in housing co-ops

Jul 9, 2015

Today, The Co-operators announced that it will provide$60,000 over four years to the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada), to support post-secondary education scholarships. The Co-operators is contributing $15,000annually for the...

The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada collaborate to develop young sustainability leaders

Jul 9, 2015

Today, The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada announced a new partnership agreement to jointly deliver the IMPACT! Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership over the next four years. The collaboration significantly deepens the capacity of...

The Atlantic - Getting Rid of Bosses

Jul 8, 2015

Worker cooperatives are not new, but they’re seeing new life as progressive-minded employees seek out remedies for the nation’s growing economic inequality. Worker cooperatives are equally owned and governed by employees, who also earn money from...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada is looking for a Research and Education Assistant!

Jul 6, 2015

  Co-­operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is a member-­driven association that supports, promotes and unites co-­operative and mutual organizations. CMC strives to advance the co-­operative economy by organizing co-­op development, advocating with...

ICA - Funding solutions for co-operative needs

Jul 6, 2015

How can co-operatives raise capital effectively while respecting the unique structure of their ethics-based business model? TAN Suee Chieh, Group Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Enterprise in Singapore and member of the Alliance’s Blue Ribbon...

A letter from Dame Pauline Green

Jul 1, 2015

Dear fellow co-operators, It is with the greatest regret that I write to tell you that I have made the decision to retire from the role as President of the International Co-operative Alliance to take effect at the closing of the General Assembly of...

Mark Goldblatt, François Hastir and the Desjardins Group honoured

Jun 29, 2015

The late Mark Goldblatt, the Desjardins Group, and François Hastir were honoured at the CMC Co-operative Congress in a ceremony held Thursday, June 18 at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon. The CMC Awards committee awarded the prizes after...

The Co-operators committment brings CCIF total support to $24.35 million

Jun 29, 2015

The Co-operators announced that they will increase their commitment to the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) to $10 million. The fund, to be launched in the coming months, will support the development and expansion of Canadian co-...

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MP Hélène LeBlanc announces NDP Support for Co-operatives

Jun 29, 2015

In her speech at the 2015 Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada annual congress, Hélène LeBlanc, MP for LaSalle–Émard and NDP Co-operatives Critic, stated that the New Democratic Party (NDP) are committed to the Canadian co-operative sector if they win...