Whether you are already a member of a co-operative, thinking of starting a co-op or just considering a co-op as one of several options, CMC can direct you to the information you need to make sound decisions and move forward.

We provide access to co-op development information for anyone who wants to start a new co-op or expand/enhance an existing one.

Can’t find what you need? Call us toll-free at 1-877-268-9588 and leave a message, or email dev@canada.coop

How to start a co-op

A co-operative is a distinct form of enterprise that is both a business and an association of people. The success of a new co-op depends on how well these facets of the enterprise are established at the beginning. A co-op can be more challenging to set up than other types of enterprises, but once established co-ops thrive in the marketplace and tend to be more stable than other business models.

Check out the 10 steps to forming a co-operative.

Looking for information or assistance with co-op development? Email dev@canada.coop

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