Canada’s Emerging
Co-operators Application

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) encourages the participation of youth within the co-operative community through Canada’s Emerging Co-operators (CEC). This committee gathers young co-operators, between the ages of 18-35, to discuss issues and solutions relevant for emerging co-operators, and to advise CMC on the point of view of the young Canadian co-operative leaders.


CEC’s goal is to:

  • Understand the needs of new co-operator leaders and how to fulfill them;
  • Shape discussions about the future of leadership within the co-operative and mutual sector;
  • Create a space for young co-operators to highlight, increase, and celebrate their involvement in the co-operative sector.


Those chosen for the committee can expect the following time commitment over the course of their three-year term:

  • Monthly committee meetings (virtual) – 1-2 hours per month (typically held in evenings)
  • Sub-committee meetings (virtual) as required – 1-3 hours per month (typically 1-2)


Successful candidates must :

  • Be currently engaged within the co-operative and mutual sector
  • Be 35 years or under
  • Be able to commit to the monthly commitment described above
  • If your employer is a CMC member, you should provide notice to your employer that you are on the CEC committee, and it may require some work during work hours


Please note that all information provided below will only be used for screening purposes by CEC and CMC and will not be distributed or shared in any capacity without your consent.

Please forward any questions to the CEC committee at info@canada.coop

Please complete the application by July 12, 2024. Individuals selected will be contacted prior to July 26, 2024.


Canada’s Emerging Co-operators’ 2023 Recruitment Campaign

About You


In this section we look forward to learning more about you, what experience you bring, and what you hope to gain from participating in CEC.


Please upload a copy of your most recent resume for review by the recruitment team. PDF and/or Word files only.


Please include two references down below. One must be a professional reference and the second one a character reference (no family members please). Please note that CMC and CEC reserve the right to contact these references at any point during the application process. 

Professional Reference

Character Reference


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