Canada’s Emerging Co-operators (CEC) 2018 – 2019

Oct 22, 2018

New CEC committee members were appointed on October 12. 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...

Consultation Questionnaire on Motion M-100

Oct 10, 2018

Motion M-100 was passed unanimously by Parliament on April 5th, 2017.  In fall 2018, under the direction of Director General Étienne-René Massie, ISED completed a consultation with both federal ministries and provincial counterparts.  Now ISED is...

André Beaudry, Executive Director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

André Beaudry appointed Executive Director of CMC

Sep 19, 2018

Ottawa, September 19, 2018: Doug Potentier, President of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of André Beaudry as Executive Director of CMC, effective October 15, 2018. Mr. Beaudry was most recently Chief...

Canada's Emerging Co-operators

Join Canada's Emerging Co-operators Committee!

Aug 15, 2018

Volunteer Job Description Canada's Emerging Co-operators (CEC) is a working and advisory committee made up of young people age 35 or younger who are engaged members, directors or employees of a co-operative or mutual in Canada. It is a management...

The CMC Board welcomed two new members for 2018-2019

Jul 10, 2018

The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) Annual General Meeting was held on June 21 in Victoria, B.C. CMC welcomed two new Board members: Ghislain Gervais, President of the Board of Directors at La Coop fédérée and John Kay, Vice-president of the...

CMC delegates express their support to the agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada

Jul 10, 2018

CMC delegates approved the following motion to support and promote the agriculture sector at the 2018 Annual General Meeting held in Victoria British Columbia on June 21: The Board of Directors of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) recommends,...

International Day of Co-operatives

The United Nations International Day of Co-operatives

Jul 6, 2018

Ottawa, July 7 2018: Today is the International Day of Co-operatives, which is celebrated the first Saturday of July each year.  The theme for the 2018 International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) is “Sustainable consumption and production”, creating an...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada presented four Awards at Co-operative Congress 2018

Jun 21, 2018

June 20, Victoria, B.C: Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) held their annual awards ceremony on June 20 in Victoria, British Columbia. Each year, CMC honours co-operators and mutualists who have made a valuable contribution to the development of...

The challenges of the future of work: how cooperatives can be part of the solution

The Challenges of the Future of Work: How Cooperatives Can Be Part of the Solution

May 1, 2018

On International Workers' Day (1 May), the International Co-operative Alliance is celebrating the commitment of cooperators to creating sustainable jobs and formal work, lowering income inequality, and showing their capacity to be a large...

CMC Response to the Governments Announced Plan to Support Co-ops and Mutuals in Canada

Apr 11, 2018

Ottawa, April 11, 2018: Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) welcomes the April 5 news release from Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) in which they have unveiled some details of their plan to support the co-operative and mutual...

Federal government committed to important role of co-operatives in Canada

Apr 5, 2018

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Plan to support the sector unveiled on one-year anniversary of private member’s motion April 5, 2018, Ottawa ON Co-operatives are a valuable way for Canadians to share ownership in a business...

A message from the CMC President on the resignation of Executive Director Denyse Guy

Mar 23, 2018

Dear co-operators and co-operative stakeholders, It is with deep regret that we announce the departure of our Executive Director, Ms. Denyse Guy.  She has tendered her resignation and will be stepping down from her role as our founding Executive...

The National Survey of Co-ops and Mutuals

An update on the National Survey of Co-ops and Mutuals

Mar 23, 2018

CMC launched its Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) platform in the spring of 2017. Over the last year, our team has been steadily building our directory of information on co-operatives and mutuals, including information such as their...

The United Nations International Day of Co-operatives 2018

The United Nations International Day of Co-operatives 2018

Mar 22, 2018

The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives is "sustainable consumption and production of goods and services", which the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 12. This theme is an opportunity for co-operatives to...

Minister Morneau and Justin Trudeau Budget 2018

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada comments on Budget 2018

Mar 1, 2018

OTTAWA, March 1, 2018 – Budget 2018 contains many measures that will provide strong economic growth and greater equality for Canadians.  While there are initiatives in the budget that will be positively received by some of our members, Co-operatives...