Accepting the award on behalf of Mauril Bélanger are Bernadette Salama et Alexandre Mattard-Michaud.

CMC Awards Mauril Bélanger with its highest distinction

Apr 7, 2016

OTTAWA, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) Board presented the Honourable Mauril Bélanger with its highest honour, The Achievement Award. The Achievement Award honors the outstanding contributions of men and women to...

Calgary Co-op Shares Over $35 Million In Refunds With Members

Apr 6, 2016

Calgary Co-op members rediscover the benefits of membership. CALGARY, April 6, 2016 /CNW/ - In a tough financial climate, Calgary Co-op members are celebrating thanks to a generous annual member refund. "Calgary Co-op members are also our owners,"...

You Hold the Key rally

Transitional funding for low-income households living in housing co‑operatives a big relief

Apr 5, 2016

The Government of Canada has committed $30 million in the budget to help federally administered social housing providers, including housing co‑ops, to continue to provide rent-geared-to-income housing as existing funding agreements expire. This...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada comments on Budget 2016

Mar 23, 2016

OTTAWA, March 23, 2016 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) appreciates the growth-oriented budget tabled by the Government of Canada.  CMC welcomes investments announced to grow the Canadian economy; in particular CMC applauds investments in...

CMC congratulates Guy Cormier on his election as Desjardins Group's new President and CEO

Mar 23, 2016

Ottawa, March 23, 2016 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) congratulates Guy Cormier on his election as Desjardins Group's new Chair of the Board, President and CEO. As the Senior Vice-President of the Desjardins Co-operative Network, Mr....

Guy Cormier elected Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group

Mar 21, 2016

LÉVIS, QC, March 19, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - A special meeting was held in Lévis today to elect the next president of Desjardins Group. The 256 Desjardins officers from Quebec and Ontario that make up the organization's Electoral College elected Guy...

ICA Message from Monique F. Leroux

Women’s Day Message from The International Co-operative Alliance

Mar 8, 2016

Dear co-operators, dear partners,           My name is Monique Leroux and I am President of the International Co-operative Alliance.  Today we celebrate Women’s Day. Women’s day was originally called International Working Women's Day. Work, and I...

Ghislain Gervais

La Coop Fédérée elects a new President

Mar 4, 2016

On February 25, 2016 in Montreal, as part of the 94th annual general meeting of La Coop fédérée, the Board of Directors gathered to elect a new executive committee. Ghislain Gervais was elected President replacing Denis Richard, who had held the...

A Silent Transformation Team

CDF Canada and Powerline Films receive generous support

Mar 3, 2016

In 2014 Powerline Films began investigating and filming a feature documentary about the co-operative movement in Canada. A Silent Transformation is bringing to light the co-operative difference for a mass audience and it has now received vital...


The World Co-operative Monitor 2016

Mar 3, 2016

The World Co-operative Monitor is it a crucial tool which used to raise the profile of co-operatives to policy-makers and industry professionals. It also provides an essential starting point for researchers and academics. The 2015 edition reports a...

P5 Video Challenge

Mar 3, 2016

The Canadian Association for Studies in Cooperation (CASC), along with The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE), Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) and The Cooperative Foundation are challenging co-operatives and co-operative educators to...

Kathy Bardswick to retire

Kathy Bardswick to retire

Mar 3, 2016

The Co-operators President and CEO, Kathy Bardswick, is retiring at the end of 2016. During Bardswick's 14 years in the role, The Co-operators has expanded both through acquisitions and organic growth to have more than $40 billion in assets under...

Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

Co-operative education in Canada

Mar 3, 2016

New research published this month shows that seminars and workshops are the most common method used by co-operatives to fulfill their educational role as described in fifth principle of co-operation. The study explores the application of the...

Co-ops across Canada respond to the influx of Syrian refugees

Feb 4, 2016

Thousands of refugees are arriving in communities across Canada as the federal government follows through on admitting 25,000 Syrians displaced by the war. This is a significant challenge and Canadian co-operatives are doing their part in different...

Saskatchewan Co-operatives Embrace Diversity

Saskatchewan Co-operatives Embrace Diversity

Feb 4, 2016

Co-operators from across Saskatchewan gathered to delve into the province’s changing population and its impacts on their future. For co-operatives to survive and thrive in the province, they’ll need to understand how the face of their membership and...