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...

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...

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...

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...

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...