Latest Publications

  • Solving Challenges Together: Co-operative Initiatives in Canada

    Co-operatives and Mutuals in Canada care about Solving Challenges Together. The co-operative and mutual sector has demonstrated stable growth in the Canadian economy in terms of jobs, taxes and contributions to GDP. Now is the time to explore how the co-operative business model can leverage even more growth and prosperity for Canadians. In our policy booklet, “Solving Challenges Together” CMC...

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  • Accelerating Renewable Energy Co-operatives in Canada Report

    On assignment to Co‑operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC), TREC Renewable Energy Co‑op and the People, Power, Planet Partnership, undertook an assessment of the status of renewable energy co‑ops across Canada. While the reporting on status is specific to the co‑op model, the comments made in this report about development challenges and recommended solutions applies broadly to other forms of...

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  • Demutualization of Co-operatives and Mutuals

    Demutualization is the conversion of a co-operative, credit union or mutual into an alternative organizational form (usually one owned by investors). Demutualization can occur through the conversion of equity into investment shares, or it can occur via a merger, takeover or buyout involving companies that are not co-operatives or mutuals. Regardless of the form it takes, demutualization involves...

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  • Guidance Notes on the Co-operative Principles

    The International Co-operative Alliance is the global steward of the Statement on the Co-operative Identity – the Values and Principles of the co-operative movement. As part of its stewardship of the co-operative identity, the Alliance’s Principles Committee – which has worked towards the goal of securing the co-operative identity  of the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade  – is pleased to...

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  • Co-operative Governance Fit to Build Resilience in the Face of Complexity

    Governance is a key component of the co-operative difference. The co-operative values and principles call for an open, voluntary, and democratic process of decision-making, and co-operative governance is an essential tool in applying those values and principles. In an increasingly regulated, complex, and inter-dependent global economy, where market pressures are high, a current reference on the...

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Latest Microsites

  • Co-operative Branded Promotional Items - from the FlagShop

    The Flag Shop is the source for offical Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and ICA Co-op Marque branded products!

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  • Tools.coop

    CMC’s online Documentation Center offers access to a range of educational tools and co-operative training resources in Canada. This online library can help with all aspects of co-op planning, development and democratic governance. Tools can be downloaded directly from the Documentation Centre. A search engine allows sorting by category, document type or keyword. Resources are regularly added or updated as they come available.

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