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...

Doug Potentier and Lucie Moncion

CMC Appoints Doug Potentier as President

Dec 5, 2016

OTTAWA, December 5, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) elected Doug Potentier as President and Chair of the Board.  The mid-year appointment was done following the appointment of Ms. Lucie Moncion to the Senate...

B20: Fostering the international growth of SMEs

Dec 2, 2016

By Monique F. Leroux, President of the International Co-operative Alliance Today, on the 2nd of December, I have the pleasure of participating in the discussions of the B20, the international business community forum that makes...

Arctic Co-ops

Manitoba Top 25 Employers - 2017 Arctic Co-operatives Limited

Dec 1, 2016

[Winnipeg, MB] The Board of Directors of Arctic Co-operatives Limited and Arctic Co-operative Development Fund, announces today that Arctic Co-operatives Limited has been selected as one of Manitoba's Top 25 Employers for 2017. The annual...

Alexandra Mendès tables a motion to further Strengthen Canada’s Co-operatives

Nov 29, 2016

OTTAWA, November 29th, 2016 – Yesterday, Alexandra Mendès, Member of Parliament for Brossard – Saint-Lambert, tabled Motion M-100 (see text below). The purpose of Motion M-100 is to provide for the development and implementation of a strategy in...

M.P. Alexandra Mendès (Brossard – Saint-Lambert)

Private Member's Bill C-286

Nov 22, 2016

C-286 is a Private Member’s Bill, tabled by Liberal M.P. Alexandra Mendès (Brossard – Saint-Lambert), to establish a framework that will promote the development of co-operatives in Canada. The bill amends the Department of Industry Act, now named...

Lucie Moncion

CMC congratulates President Lucie Moncion

Nov 1, 2016

OTTAWA, November 1, 2016 – The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., announced yesterday that he will recommend the appointment of Ms. Lucie Moncion to serve in the Senate for the province of Ontario to the Governor General of Canada. Co-...

The Co-operators Group Ltd.

CMC congratulates Rob Wesseling on his appointment as President and CEO

Sep 6, 2016

Ottawa, September 1, 2016 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) congratulates Rob Wesseling on his appointment as President and CEO of The Co-operators Group Ltd, a position he will occupy on December 1, 2016. Mr. Wesseling will take over this...

The 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives 2016

Unparalleled opportunity to network and learn under the theme “Co-operatives: The Power to Act”

Sep 3, 2016

“The Summit” is the foremost platform for business development for cooperative and mutual enterprises. In 2014, more than 40% of the 3,000 international participants were CEOs, VPs, Board Members, Directors and Managers. Close to 10% of young...

Rob Wesseling

The Co-operators Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Aug 30, 2016

 Guelph, ON, Tues. Aug. 30, 2016 – Today, The Co-operators Board of Directors announced the appointment of Rob Wesseling as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The Co-operators Group Limited, effective Dec. 1, 2016. Currently The Co-...

Statement by CMC Executive Director Denyse Guy on the death of Mauril Bélanger

Aug 17, 2016

Ottawa – Denyse Guy, Executive Director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, issued the following statement today following the death of the Honourable Mauril Bélanger: “Mauril worked resolutely for his constituents in Ottawa-Vanier and was a...

Ten Canadian co-ops receive $125,600 from The Co-operators

Aug 17, 2016

GUELPH, ON, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, The Co-operators announced a total of $125,600in grants to support 10 Canadian co-operatives that are addressing social and economic needs in their communities. The funding is provided through The Co-...

International Co-operative Alliance

Co-operatives showcase unique, innovative approach to 2030 Agenda implementation

Jul 11, 2016

New York, Monday, 11 July 2016 – At a side event during the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the International Co-operative Alliance acknowledged the UN’s recognition of the power of co-operatives to achieve the...