Canada's Emerging Co-operators (CEC)
Canada's Emerging Co-operators (CEC) represents an important perspective in the Canadian co-operative movement. The committee helps to identify the interests of young co-operators and improve how we engage with young Canadians. CEC functions as management committee of the CMC, reporting to CMC’s Executive Director.
Co-operators age 18-35 are eligible to apply for membership in the CEC committee.
The committee is comprised of 9-13 members, all champions, and supporters of youth engagement in co-operatives and credit unions. They include both employees and board members of co-operatives, and at least one representative from a provincial association.
The committee’s work
CEC has three strategic objectives:
- Through proactive engagement, we make youth a leading voice in the Canadian co-op world.
- We shape the future leadership of the co-op sector in Canada.
- We create opportunities for youth engagement.