In the fall of 2014, Co‑operatives and Mutuals Canada created an updated inventory of Canadian financing programs that are well adapted to the co‑operative model. This inventory constitutes the second stage of CMC’s assessment of capitalization tools accessible to the Canadian co‑operative movement.

In 2013, CCA produced a report on Government-Facilitated Capitalization Measures for Co‑operatives in Canada, which included provincial tax credit instruments like Nova Scotia’s Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF). Finally, a third study focusing on innovative capitalization tools, like the Unleashing Local Capital program in rural Alberta, will follow the present inventory to complete the picture of the capitalisation tools available to co-ops in Canada. This 2014 inventory focuses on established funds, and not capitalization strategies.

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