Delegates vote to create a designated youth seat on the CMC Board of Directors

Delegates vote to create a designated youth seat on the CMC Board of Directors

Dec 2, 2015

Delegates voted to add a designated youth seat to the Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) Board of Directors on Wednesday November 25 during a special members meeting in Ottawa. This vote confirms CMC members’ desire to engage youth perspectives...

Thank you Mauril!

Thank you Mauril!

Dec 2, 2015

Ottawa – November 24-26 Meetings of the Co-operative and Mutuals Canada (CMC) Board of Directors, Canada’s Emerging Co-operators, CMC Delegates and the Provincial Associations/Conseils all took place in Ottawa November 24 to 26. These meetings are...

Concern for Community: the Relevance of Co-operatives to Peace by Ian MacPherson and Yehudah Paz published posthumously

Concern for Community: the Relevance of Co-operatives to Peace by Ian MacPherson and Yehudah Paz published posthumously

Dec 1, 2015

A new e-book on the history, theory, and practice of co-operatives and peace by the late Dr Ian MacPherson and the late Dr Yehudah Paz was published on December 10, 2015. Along with several other joint initiatives that focused on co-operatives and...

Platform Co-operatives conference

Platform Co-operatives conference in New York draws a big crowd

Dec 1, 2015

The first-ever conference on platform cooperativism was held at The New School on November 13 and 14 in New York, NY. The auditorium was standing room only with technologists, students, academics, co-op developers, and activists in attendance....

Dame Pauline Green receives Rochdale Pioneers Award

Dame Pauline Green receives Rochdale Pioneers Award

Dec 1, 2015

Dame Pauline Green was presented with the Rochdale Pioneers Award at the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Global Conference in Antalya, Turkey, on November 13. The award recognises contributions that significantly benefit the co-operative...

Presidente electa Monique F. Leroux de la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional

Presidente electa Monique F. Leroux de la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional

Nov 13, 2015

Ottawa, 13 de noviembre 2015 – Cooperativas y Mutuales Canadá (CMC) felicita a Monique F. Leroux por su elección como Presidente de la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional (ACI). La Sra. Leroux fue nominada por CMC y su candidatura recibió el apoyo de...

Monique F. Leroux elected new president of the International Co-operative Alliance

Nov 13, 2015

The International Co-operative Alliance has today elected Monique F. Leroux (Canada) as its new president. Ms. Leroux is an Alliance board member with a background in finance and will be president of the Alliance for the 2015-2017 term. Antalya, 13...

Monique F. Leroux elected President of the International Co-operative Alliance

Monique F. Leroux elected President of the International Co-operative Alliance

Nov 13, 2015

Ottawa, November 13, 2015 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) congratulates Monique F. Leroux on her election as President of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). Ms. Leroux was nominated by CMC and her candidacy received the support...

Study Shows Co-operatives Contribute Almost $6 Billion to Ontario Economy

Nov 5, 2015

Guelph, ON. November 2, 2015.   A new study shows that Ontario’s co-operative sector contributes $5.97 billion yearly to the province’s GDP. The research study, released today by the Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op), the capacity-building...

The Co-operators honoured as one of the Best Employers in Canada

Nov 5, 2015

GUELPH, ON, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, The Co-operators was ranked among the Aon Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, which rated the organization as a Platinum Level employer. The prestigious list, based primarily on confidential employee...

The Co-operators honoured as one of the Best Employers in Canada

Nov 5, 2015

Today, The Co-operators was ranked among the Aon Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, which rated the organization as a Platinum Level employer. The prestigious list, based primarily on confidential employee surveys, was published in Canadian...

Justin Trudeau acknowledges the importance of co-operatives during Co-op Week

Justin Trudeau acknowledges the importance of co-operatives during Co-op Week

Nov 1, 2015

The final week of the federal election coincided with this year’s Co-op Week celebrations. The Liberal leader took the opportunity to recognize the importance of the co-operative sector. "The Co-op Week is an opportunity to highlight the important...

ICA

ICA Publishes Guidance Notes on the 7 Co-op Principles

Nov 1, 2015

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is responsible for ensuring that the 7 Co-operative Principles that underpin co-operative enterprise can be appropriately interpreted around the world. After many years of global consultation and effort...

On Co-op and CCO organize the first meeting of the Ontario Co-operative Caucus

On Co-op and CCO organize the first meeting of the Ontario Co-operative Caucus

Nov 1, 2015

The Ontario Co-operative Association (ON Co-op) and the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) have joined forces to organize the inaugural meeting of the All Party Co-operative Caucus in Ontario. The event took place on October 23 at Queen's...

You hold the key

The co-op housing sector has reasons to be optimistic!

Nov 1, 2015

During the election campaign the Liberal Party of Canada pledged to renew funding for housing co-operatives and to build more affordable rental housing. This was great news and a great response to the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada’s (CHF...