Dame Pauline Green

Dame Pauline Green announces early retirement as ICA President

Jun 29, 2015

The first woman President in the 120-year history of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), Dame Pauline Green, announced her early retirement on June 26 at the UK’s Co-operative Congress in Birmingham. Dame Pauline, who has been actively...

Mark Goldblatt, François Hastir and the Desjardins Group honoured

Jun 29, 2015

The late Mark Goldblatt, the Desjardins Group, and François Hastir were honoured at the CMC Co-operative Congress in a ceremony held Thursday, June 18 at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon. The CMC Awards committee awarded the prizes after...

The Co-operators committment brings CCIF total support to $24.35 million

Jun 29, 2015

The Co-operators announced that they will increase their commitment to the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) to $10 million. The fund, to be launched in the coming months, will support the development and expansion of Canadian co-...

International Day of co-operatives will be observed Saturday, July 4

Jun 28, 2015

International Co-op Day is this Saturday, July 4, and the theme for 2015 is “Choose co-operative, choose equality”. Is your co-op doing something to celebrate? If so, please share photo’s and comments on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #coops...

The Co-operators pledges $10 million

The Co-operators pledges $10 million to Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

Jun 25, 2015

GUELPH, ON, June 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The Co-operators has announced that they will increase their pledge to the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) to $10 million. The Fund, which will be launched in the coming months, will support the...

Members approve merger of Northern and Saugeen credit unions to form a billion-dollar organization

Jun 25, 2015

Sault Ste. Marie, ON (June 24, 2015) — The members of Northern Credit Union (Northern) and Saugeen Community Credit Union (Saugeen Community) have voted strongly to endorse joining their organizations. The membership votes follow the completion of...

The Industry Canada Information Guide for Co-operatives

Jun 22, 2015

Industry Canada has published the Information Guide for Co-operatives.   The Guide, developed in consultation with federal, provincial and territorial governments, provides co-operatives and entrepreneurs considering the co-operative model with...

Jack Wilkinson

Jack Wilkinson elected President of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada at the 2015 AGM

Jun 22, 2015

SASKATOON – The Board of Directors of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) elected Jack Wilkinson President and Chair of CMC on June 18 in Saskatoon during the 2015 AGM. Mr. Wilkinson is a Director of The Co-operators. read Mr. Wilkinson's bio...

NDP WILL SUPPORT CAPITALIZATION OF CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVES

Jun 19, 2015

  SASKATOON — In her speech at the 2015 Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada annual congress, Hélène LeBlanc, MP for LaSalle–Émard and NDP Co-operatives Critic, stated her party’s commitment to the Canadian co-operative sector.  The NDP recognizes the...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada presents three Awards at the Annual Co-operative Congress

Jun 19, 2015

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada held their first annual awards ceremony to recognize co‑operators and mutualists who made a distinguished contribution to the development of the Canadian co‑operative sector. The late Mark Goldblatt, the Desjardins...

The StarPhoenix - StarSafe Haven: Crocus co-op provides purpose for people with mental illnesses

Jun 6, 2015

Jeff Crowder had just returned from Europe when he started hearing the voices. "I was homeless for two years. That's when the voices and the delusions and all that started," Crowder says. It was the late 1980s. Crowder had graduated from university...

ICA research conference in Paris releases guidance notes on amending the Co-operative Principles

Jun 3, 2015

Draft guidance notes for the co-operative principles were released after several rounds of consultation at the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) research conference in Paris on May 28. The notes are an attempt to provide reflection,...

Our 9th meeting of the All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives

Jun 3, 2015

Dear Friends, The All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives held its 9th meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in which Industry Canada provided a summary of their activities since 2013. My colleague Joe Preston, M.P. for Elgin–Middlesex–London, chaired the...

MACU holds 25th Annual Strategic Marketing Conference

Jun 3, 2015

The Marketing Association for Credit Unions (MACU) held its annual event from May 25 to 27 in Kelowna, British Columbia this year. The strategic marketing conference was attended by more than 100 credit union marketing professionals. The annual...

Manitoba announces $1 million for its strategy for co-op development

Jun 3, 2015

Manitoba has announced the launch of the second phase of its strategy of strengthening and development of co-operatives on May 12. The announcement was made by Minister of Housing and Community Development, Mohinder Saran. The Manitoba government...