Industry Canada publishes new data

Industry Canada publishes new data on the non financial co-operative sector

Jun 2, 2015

Industry Canada has published new data covering the 2009-2010 fiscal periods. This is the first official data released by the federal government in some time on Canadian co-ops and contains quite a bit of insight.  The new data shows that co-ops are...

The CCO signed a protocol of collaboration with RDÉE

The CCO signed a collaboration agreement with RDÉE

Jun 2, 2015

The Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Réseau de développement et d’employabilité (RDÉE) of Ontario. The two organizations will now coordinate their efforts for economic and social development...

Industry Canada presents to the All Party Co-operative Caucus

Jun 2, 2015

Mr. Joe Preston chaired the 9th meeting of the Co-op Caucus. The guest presenting was Mr. Mitch Davies, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector, Industry Canada (IC). Mr. Davies began his presentation by pointing out that it has been a...

The Federal Government is taking a close look at the CCIF

The Federal Government is taking a close look at the CCIF

Jun 2, 2015

The Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) is gaining traction with elected officials and civil servants in Ottawa. This was the hot topic MPs wanted to discuss at the last caucus meeting, and Mr. Davies was asked repeatedly about the options...

The Carrot Co-op launches first ever CEDIF offering

May 22, 2015

HALIFAX, NS May 19, 2015 - The Carrot Co-op is proud to announce the launch of its first Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF). The CEDIF Board has set a target of $150,000, with a minimum of $75,000. Shares are $100 each and the...

Cowichan Valley Citizen - Big idea No. 1: co-operatives

May 22, 2015

The gap between the one per cent and the 99 per cent is widening, as the gains made by our parents' and grandparents' generations are slowly chiseled away by senior levels of government pursuing questionable economic policies and global corporations...

Inside Belleville - 539 Co-operative proposes rooftop solar system atop Keeler Centre

May 22, 2015

 A renewable energy co-operative is prepared to pay $10,000 a year to lease space at the Keeler Centre for a rooftop solar photovoltaic system it will install for under $1 million. The proposal presented by Tony Walker and Richard Tyssen of...

ICA Global conference : Presentation on co-operative principles and identity

May 20, 2015

As part of the ICA Global Conference (10-13 November, Antalya, Turkey) Jean-Louis Bancel (Chair of the Alliance Principles Committee, Alliance Board Member and President of Crédit Coopératif) and David Rodgers (Editor of the Guidance Notes and...

CoopZone Training Program Announces New Course Director

May 14, 2015

CoopZone, a national network of co-operative developers which offers a distance training program on co-op development, has announced the selection of Eric Tusz-King (Master of Adult Education) as its new Course Director.  Eric will fill the vacancy...

Monique F. Leroux Advocating for Cooperatives before the IASB, the FSB and the B7

May 13, 2015

Last January, acting in her capacity as Chair of the International Accounting Standards Working Group of the Alliance, Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President & CEO of Desjardins Group, met with Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of the...

On Co-op releases new Bernie Daly Memorial Fund video and announces new information on how the fund can help more youth attend CYL.

May 12, 2015

Established in 2009, in honour of the late Bernie Daly, GROWMARK and the Ontario FS Co-operatives created the Bernie Daly Memorial Fund to support the continued growth of the Co-operative Young Leaders Program (CYL) run by the Ontario Co-...

Manitoba launches second phase of strategy to strengthen, expand co-ops

May 12, 2015

The Manitoba government is partnering with the co-op community to strengthen and expand the successful co-operative business model, which creates jobs and offers a wide range of products and services across the province, Housing and Community...

Nationtalk - The Co-operators releases 2014 sustainability report

May 12, 2015

The Co-operators released its 2014 Sustainability Report, which provides a detailed overview of the organization’s sustainability journey and its contributions to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Canadian communities. People...

The Phoenix Star - Solar co-op hopes to collaborate with city

May 11, 2015

A proposed collaboration between a local solar power coop and the City of Saskatoon at the landfill would benefit everyone involved along with the environment, according to people on both sides. "Something like this (collaboration) is pretty...

Exchange Magazine - The Co-operators acquires majority of The Edge Benefits

May 6, 2015

Guelph/New Market - The Co-operators announced that it has purchased a majority interest in The Edge Benefits. The current management team will remain in place and The Edge Benefits will continue to operate independently. The Edge Benefits is a...