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.

To apply, fill out the application form. The deadline is September 29.


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

Canada’s Emerging Co-operators aims to:

  1. Understand and provide an adequate answer to the needs of emerging co-op leaders.

  2. Shape the future leadership of the co-operative and mutuals sector in Canada.

  3. Create spaces for youth to highlight, increase and celebrate their engagement within the co-op sector.