Co-operatives play an important role in the Canadian economy. Federal policies, laws and regulations directly affect the vitality of co-operatives and mutuals, which can then affect the local economy and the achievement of economic, social and environmental goals.

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada regularly informs the federal government of the concerns within the co-operative and mutuals sector and ensures to bring the voice of co-operatives and mutuals to all levels.

We monitor activities and emerging issues and regularly meet with members of parliament and departmental officials to discuss sector priorities. We communicate with our members on a regular basis to keep them informed.

We also create opportunities to facilitate our members’ interactions with the federal government. We work with them to make recommendations on government policies and programs.

Priority Projects


Re-establishing the Co-operatives Secretariat


Promoting conversions to co-operatives


Accessing the Small Business Deduction (SBD)


Pour recevoir les nouvelles du secteur coopératif et mutualiste


To receive co-op/mutual sector news