Money News - Canadian Credit Union System Year-End Results Show Increase in Assets, Deposits and Loans

Mar 20, 2015

Credit Union Central of Canada (CUCC) today released the fourth quarter 2014 results for the Canadian credit union system. The results show that credit unions ended 2014 financially strong and Canadian credit unions are continuing to grow. ...

Co-op Community Spaces

New Federated Co-op program funds community projects

Mar 19, 2015

Federated Co-op has launched a new funding program to help protect, beautify and improve the spaces that help communities thrive. Co-op Community Spaces will donate up to $1 million annually to fund projects related to recreation, environmental...

LaHave Credit Union recipent of a Prime minister's volunteer award

Mar 19, 2015

The LaHave River Credit Union (LRCU) is a member-owned, locally controlled, financial institution whose mission is to provide financial and social leadership to its membership and their community in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Committed to giving back...

Update from Mauril Bélanger, Liberal Co-op Advocate

Mar 13, 2015

Dear Friends, In my role as the Liberal Advocate for Co-operatives, I am committed to reaching out to the co-op community. In keeping with this ongoing engagement, I gratefully accepted an invitation to speak at two regional conferences organized...

International Co-operative Alliance e-Digest

Mar 10, 2015

Dear fellow co-operators, Our collective knowledge of the figures of the co-operative sector takes another step forward with Turkey’s launch of a co-operative statistics project. The first country to adopt a resolution on gathering co-operative...

The Star Phoenix - Technical co-op concept gains support

Mar 9, 2015

The chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council has a good early impression of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations' (FSIN) proposal to establish a coop to oversee emergency and technical services on reserves provincewide. "I think it's an...

ICA commissioned report highlights innovative ways of raising capital in co-operatives

Mar 5, 2015

A new report commissioned by the International Co-operative Alliance examines all the debt and equity instruments used to finance the assets and operations of co-operatives. Securing co-operative capital while guaranteeing member control is one of...

CANADIAN UNDERWRITER: North Waterloo Farmers Mutual agrees to merge with Oxford Mutual Insurance

Mar 4, 2015

Two Western Ontario farmers' mutual insurance companies - North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and Oxford Mutual Insurance Company - announced Monday they agreed to merge. The merger - which is subject to approval both by regulators and...

Hélène Leblanc - Reprise des activités du caucus des coopératives

Mar 4, 2015

Chers coopérateurs et coopératrices, Je souhaite que 2015 soit à la hauteur de vos aspirations et je vous remercie de votre engagement envers la collectivité   Le 3 février, j’ai assisté à une réception organisée à l’intention des parlementaires...

Central 1 Credit Union posts 2014 profit of $53.6 million

Mar 4, 2015

VANCOUVER, B.C.—Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1) announced today it posted a profit of $53.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, down $14.9 million or 21.7 per cent from 2013. “Central 1 continues to perform well in a challenging slow...

Co-operative Congress 2015

CMC will hold its annual Congress in June in Saskatchewan

Mar 2, 2015

Co-operatives and mutuals Canada, in cooperation with the Conseil de la coopération de Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, Canadian Co-operative Association and Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada invite you to their joint...

All Party Co-operative Caucus on Co-operatives

The 6th Co-operative Caucus meeting

Mar 2, 2015

The All Party Co-operative Caucus met on February 25 to here a presentation from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Michel Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs at the BDC began by providing an overview of their...

Serge Riendeau named business person of the year in Quebec

Mar 2, 2015

A founding Director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and President of Agropur, Serge Riendeau was selected one of Quebec's persons of the year by Forces Magazine. Mr. Riendeau was recognized along side Premier Philippe Couillard, Secretary...


Record response to the 2015 Co-operative Development Program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit

Mar 2, 2015

The FNMI Program is managed by Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) and funded by the Cooperative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) to help Aboriginal communities launch co-operatives, create jobs and stimulate economic activity, had a record...

Mark Goldblatt

Co-operative dynamo Mark Goldblatt dies at 62

Mar 2, 2015

Mark Goldblatt died suddenly on February 3 of what is believed to be a heart attack. Mark was a well known and much loved champion of co-operation in Canada. As a co-op leader and advocate, he has strengthened the Canadian co-operative movement in...