The Canadian Model Must Not Be a Bargaining Chip

La Coop Fédérée: The Canadian Model Must Not Be a Bargaining Chip

Apr 24, 2017

Dear Prime Minister: Founded in 1922, La Coop fédérée is a major player in the country’s agricultural and agri-food industry, with more than 90,000 members grouped into 70 cooperatives, nearly 18,000 employees and combined revenue of $9.2 billion...

Assistance Sought for Neechi Foods Co-op, Winnipeg

Apr 14, 2017

By Colin MacDougall, CWCF Ontario Delegate to The Co-operators and Past Treasurer, CWCF & Greg O’Neill, CWCF Neechi Support Committee member, past CEO of Arctic Co-op Development Fund 5 April 2017 There is a miracle unfolding in Winnipeg. It is...

Motion M-100 Adopted in Unanimity by House of Commons

Apr 6, 2017

OTTAWA, April 5, 2017 - The Parliament of Canada has voted unanimously to adopt Motion M-100, sending a clear message and mandate to the Government of Canada. M-100 is a Private Member’s Motion, tabled by Liberal M.P. Alexandra Mendès (Brossard – St...

Mr. David Lametti (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Mr. David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of ISED

Mar 27, 2017

 Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure that I rise today to speak in support of Motion No. 100, which was put forward by my colleague, the member for Brossard—Saint-Lambert. I want to applaud my friend for the hard work she has done in regards to this...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada Analysis of Budget 2017

Mar 23, 2017

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) welcomes the targeted initiatives tabled in Budget 2017 by the Government of Canada.  CMC applauds the investments announced to grow the Canadian economy; and CMC is encouraged by the...

CALL FOR CMC BOARD NOMINATIONS 2017

Mar 8, 2017

The 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Co‑operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is inviting its members to submit...

René Moreau

CMC Congratulates René Moreau on his election as President of Agropur

Feb 21, 2017

René Moreau was elected President of Agropur Cooperative on February 10. The Board and the staff of Co‑operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) were pleased to congratulate Mr. Moreau in person at their February 13 Board meeting in Ottawa. Mr. Moreau...

Then CMC Board of Directors visit Parliament

Motion M-100 debated in the House of Commons on February 13

Feb 20, 2017

During Monday morning’s Private Members hour, MP Alexandra Mendès (Brossard – Saint-Lambert) rose on the floor of the House of Commons and presented her motion to give the Government of Canada a mandate to promote and...

Motion M-100 debated in the House of Commons on February 13

Feb 17, 2017

During Monday morning’s Private Members hour, MP Alexandra Mendès (Brossard – Saint-Lambert) rose on the floor of the House of Commons and presented her motion to give the Government of Canada a mandate to promote and strategically enhance the co-...

Agropur Cooperative today proudly announced that its new President is René Moreau

Agropur Cooperative today proudly announced that its new President is René Moreau

Feb 15, 2017

LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Agropur Cooperative today proudly announced that its new President is René Moreau. Mr. Moreau succeeds Serge Riendeau, who is retiring after heading Agropur's Board for the past 15 years and serving as a...

MP Alexandra Mendès

MP Alexandra Mendès kicks off debate on Motion M-100 in the House of Commons

Feb 13, 2017

[Full unofficial Speech, February 13, 2017]   Mr. Speaker, Honourable Colleagues, L’objet de la motion M-100, également connue sous le titre « L’Apport des coopératives », est de favoriser l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre d’une stratégie destinée à...

ICA Year in Review

Dec 19, 2016

TOGETHER FOR A CO-OPERATIVE AND MUTUAL MOVEMENT CLOSELY CONNECTED TO ITS MEMBERS, ENGAGED AND GROWING Dear colleagues, What an exceptional year we have just had! 2016 saw the International Co-operative Alliance significantly strengthen its position...

Nick Sidor, special guest speaker MP Alexandra Mendès, and Denyse Guy

2016 CMC Delegates Conference

Dec 16, 2016

Delegates from across Canada visited Ottawa to participate in the 3rd annual delegates meeting December 1 - 2. This gathering was focused on CMC’s government relations and 2017-2020 strategic planning. Meetings of the Board, Canada’s Emerging Co-...

Donna Balkane

Donna Balkan, a passionate communicator and co-operator loses her battle with cancer

Dec 14, 2016

The co-operative movement received sad news on December 3rd. Donna Balkan, former communications manager for the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) from 2009 – 2013, lost her battle with an aggressive cancer. From her diagnosis to her passing...