Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada Awards

CMC is proud to honour and recognize the outstanding leadership of Canadian co-operatives and mutuals and the people within the movement whose leadership and achievements serve as inspiration.

Co-operative of the Year Award

The CMC Co-operative of the Year Award honours Canadian co-operative and mutual organizations that have made significant contributions to co-operatives and mutuals in Canada and/or internationally.

Eligibility is considered based on contributions in innovation, and impact receiving national and/or international recognition. In any year, the Awards Committee may recommend to the CMC Board of Directors to grant one award for a “large” co-operative of the year and one award for a “small” co-operative of the year.  


The 2017 recipient:

UNI Financial Cooperation [Large]

Small: NorWest Co-op Community Health [Small]

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Emerging Co-operator Award

The CMC Emerging Co-operator Award honours men and women 35 years of age or less who have contributed outstanding efforts to the cause and the development of co-operative and mutual enterprises.

This award provides recognition to an individual who has contributed in especially significant ways to promoting, developing or uniting co-operatives and mutuals in Canada and/or internationally


The 2017 recipient:

Domanique Grant

Find out about Domanique, watch the video!

Achievement Award

The CMC Achievement Award honours men and women who have contributed outstanding efforts to the cause and the development of co-operative and mutual enterprises.

This award provides recognition to an individual who has contributed in especially significant ways to promoting, developing or uniting co-operatives and mutuals in Canada and/or internationally.


The 2017 recipient:

Camille Thériault

Read more about Camille's award and watch the video!