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...

CCUA

Credit Unions Launch New Trade Association

Feb 4, 2016

The creation of a new credit union trade association was announced January 27. The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) will support and advocate for a successful, competitive and growing credit union industry in Canada. The CCUA is the first,...

Vancity

Vancity publishes a report examining the growing payday loan industry in BC

Feb 4, 2016

A new study released by Vancity says that usage of payday loans in B.C. jumped 58% between 2012 and 2014. This is a shocking statistic given that payday loans can charge an annual rate of 600%. The study determined that British Columbians are among...

Co-operatives First

FCL Launches Co-operatives First

Feb 4, 2016

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) announced a five-year, $5 million dollar commitment from the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) on January 27 that will provide critical start-up funding for an organization that will facilitate a new wave of co-...

CMC Publishes study on demutualization

Feb 4, 2016

In 2015, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada commissioned Murray Fulton of the University of Saskatchewan and Jean-Pierre Girard of Productions LPS to study the reasons that co-operative and mutual enterprises choose to demutualize. The study,...

Theme announced for the International Day of Co-operatives

Theme announced for the International Day of Co-operatives

Feb 3, 2016

On 2 July, co-operatives from across the world will be celebrating the International Day of Co-operatives. This year the day will seek to showcase the contribution of co-operatives to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The theme – “...

The Globe and Mail Special Insert on Co-operatives

The Globe and Mail Special Insert on Co-operatives

Feb 3, 2016

Dear Co-operators,   Over the last few years The Globe and Mail has been producing special features with in depth articles about the co-operative sector in Canada. Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada works with the special features editorial team to...

Canadian Credit Union Association

New credit union association launches in Canada: Canadian Credit Union Association

Feb 1, 2016

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today we are pleased to announce the formation of a new national trade association – the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) –created to represent Canada's credit unions and caisses populaires (outside...

On Co-op launches next cohort of Co-operative Certificate Program

Jan 27, 2016

Guelph ON. January 27, 2016. The Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op), in partnership with the Schulich School of Business, York University, has launched the next cohort of its “Fundamentals of Co-operative Organizations” Certificate Program...

Co-operatives First to boost co-operative development in rural and aboriginal communities in Western Canada

Jan 27, 2016

SASKATOON (Jan. 27, 2016) — A five-year, $5 million commitment from the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) will provide critical start-up funding for Co-operatives First, an organization that will facilitate a new wave of co-operative development...

ADL and Gay Lea Foods launch the Co-operative Dairy Alliance

ADL and Gay Lea Foods launch the Co-operative Dairy Alliance

Jan 13, 2016

January 13, 2016 Alliance to strengthen co-operative principles for a modern and growing Canadian dairy industry Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL) and Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited (Gay Lea Foods) today announced the launch of the Co-operative...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada year end letter

Dec 23, 2015

Building the national and global co-operative economy CMC is an active member of the International Co-operative Alliance, the stewards of the co-operative principles and identity. CMC is the only Canadian member of ICA.  This year, at the Global Co-...

Co-operatives: a solid lever to take on climate challenge

Co-operatives: a solid lever to take on climate challenge

Dec 4, 2015

At the COP21 Conference, the ICMIF and International Co-operative Alliance delegation has urged heads of state to agree to effective and ambitious measures against climate change. They call attention to unique qualities which make co-operatives a...

Co-operatives: a solid lever to take on climate challenge

Co-operatives: a solid lever to take on climate challenge

Dec 4, 2015

At the COP21 Conference, the ICMIF and International Co-operative Alliance delegation has urged heads of state to agree to effective and ambitious measures against climate change. They call attention to unique qualities which make co-operatives a...