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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...

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...

Inaugural All-Party Co-operative Caucus meeting held at Queen’s Park

Oct 23, 2015

  TORONTO – Yesterday marked the inaugural meeting of the first All-Party Co-operative Caucus at Queen’s Park.  Legislators from all political parties were invited to attend. The Ontario Co-co-operative Association (On Co-op) and the Conseil de la...

Meet the candidates for the Alliance presidency: Monique Leroux

Oct 20, 2015

Co-operative experience: Monique Leroux is president, chair of the board and chief executive of Desjardins Group, a federation of 376 credit unions and other groups serving 7 million members in Canada and operating in 40 other countries. In 2013, Ms...

New index grades Ontario municipalities on co-operative values and community strength

Oct 13, 2015

The city of Orillia has topped a new ranking of Ontario municipalities based on co-operative values including civic engagement, green space, charitable giving and the availability of social programs. The new Co-operative Communities Index...

New index grades Ontario municipalities on co-operative values and community strength

Oct 13, 2015

The city of Orillia has topped a new ranking of Ontario municipalities based on co-operative values including civic engagement, green space, charitable giving and the availability of social programs. The new Co-operative Communities Index...

Kate Duggan - Member economic participation: turning co-operative supporters into co-operative investors

Oct 8, 2015

The path to member economic participation, one of the core co-operative principles, never did run smooth. In the International Co-operative Alliance’s definition, co-op members allocate surplus capital “for any or all of the following purposes:...

Kate Duggan - Member economic participation: turning co-operative supporters into co-operative investors

Oct 8, 2015

The path to member economic participation, one of the core co-operative principles, never did run smooth. In the International Co-operative Alliance’s definition, co-op members allocate surplus capital “for any or all of the following purposes:...

Gary Lamphier: Edmonton-based Servus Credit Union sails on through economic storm

Oct 5, 2015

Servus Credit Union CEO Garth Warner has watched several recessions, economic booms and subsequent oil price slumps come and go since he started his banking career 35 years ago. In a province where volatile energy prices are traditionally either ...

The November meeting of CMC delegates in Ottawa

The November meeting of CMC delegates in Ottawa

Oct 1, 2015

The midyear Delegates meeting of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada will take place on Wednesday, November 25 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. The Delegates meeting will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss debate and engage around the policy...

Monique F. Leroux declares candidacy for ICA Presidency

Monique F. Leroux declares candidacy for ICA Presidency

Oct 1, 2015

Monique F. Leroux, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, has announced her candidacy for the Presidency of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). The election will take place November 13 during the General Assembly in Antalya, Turkey. "I am...

Co-op Week 2015 - Our Co-op Advantage

Co-op Week is around the corner!

Oct 1, 2015

This year’s co-op week celebrations are happening right before an important federal election. First and foremost we want to encourage everyone to vote. Being democratic enterprises we value our voice and our vote and work to share that appreciation...

The Sarnia Journal - Old Taylor’s site now a creativity co-op

Sep 30, 2015

Four local businesses have collaborated to make downtown’s historic Taylor’s Furniture building a going concern again. Taylor’s, an enormous three-storey retail landmark, was built in the 1920s as a grocery and liquor store and was the scene of the...

BC Tree Fruits and Lonetree Cider Co. announce partnership

Sep 28, 2015

BC Tree Fruits co-operative announced a milestone agreement with Vancouver- based Lonetree Cider Co. this week, creating a new avenue of business for local fruit growers.  The Cooperative which is comprised of more than 500 grower families is...

50th Anniversary Celebration of Canadian Arctic Producers (CAP)

Sep 23, 2015

Today, Canadian Arctic Producers (CAP), the marketing arm of Arctic Co-operatives Limited (Arctic Co-ops) will be hosting its 50th Anniversary Celebration at the CAP Showroom in Mississauga, Ontario.  Invited guests will have an opportunity to view...