In January of this year the first IC edition of the Annual Survey of Canadian Co-operatives would have arrived in your co-op’s mailbox. This survey provides researchers and policy makers an up to date portrait of the co-operative economy in Canada, and has historically had an excellent response rate of close to 70%. As IC begins its role in helping the co-operative economy to flourish, we at Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) want to encourage as many co-ops as possible to respond and help us improve on that 70% figure.