Youth Funding to attend the 2024 CMC Congress

We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the Emerging Co-operators of Canada’s Education Fund, funding is available for 10 individuals under the age of 35. This funding will help them attend the upcoming 2024 CMC Congress, that will be held in Halifax, from June 11th to June 13th 2024.

Each recipient will be able to claim up to 2,500 Canadian dollars to help cover travel, lodging, meals and registration.

Interested parties simply need to complete the form below and show meaningful engagement within the Canadian co-operative and mutual sector as an employee, volunteer leader or student/researcher.


Process and timeline

  1. Applications will be open until April 12, 2024.
  2. The recipients will be notified by April 19, 2024.
  3. The recipients will be responsible for registering for the 2024 CMC Congress and making their own travel and lodging arrangements.
  4. The recipients will attend the 2024 CMC Congress from June 11 to 13, 2024.
  5. The recipients will submit their expenses to info@canada.coop, and be refunded up to $2,500.


To encourage attendance from across Canada, a draw will select seven (7) recipients, one attendee from each of the economic regions of Canada (Atlantic, Southern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Pacific (BC), Prairies (AB, SK, MB), Quebec, and Northern Canada (YT, NT, NU), and another three (3) will be drawn from the remaining pool of applicants. For equitable consideration, there are optional identification questions for applicants who will be prioritized for the primary draw.