Getting Back to “Normal” Life

Getting Back to “Normal” Life

Since the beginning of the new year, we’ve been hoping to get through these unprecedented times. As more people are getting vaccinated, we have more reason to hope we’ll be able to be close to one another again. As we prepare ourselves to “get back to normal life,”...

Boosting the Co-operative Identity Online

Boosting the Co-operative Identity Online

Co-operatives have unique development tools and because the co-operative business model is a major differentiating feature, it deserves to be integrated in the brand identity strategies. And one way to promote the co-operative difference is by using a strong identity...

Rebuild better together #coopsday July 3rd

Rebuild better together #coopsday July 3rd

The International Day of Cooperatives, on July 3rd, 2021, is an annual celebration of the cooperative movement that takes place on the first Saturday of July. For the 2021 edition, held on the theme of « Rebuild better together », chosen by the International...

One Co-op / Every Co-op

One Co-op / Every Co-op

To wrap up Co-op Week, CMC held a National Town Hall titled One Co-op, Every Co-op. This event brought together Canadian co-operators and mutualists to reflect on solutions to better protect the interests of co-operative members and preserve the democratic principles...

Co-operatives around the world

Co-operatives around the world

The international co-op movement was solidified in 1895 in London when the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) was founded. This first congress brought together representatives of the co-op world from Germany, Australia, the United States, India, and...

Financing your Co-operative Business

Financing your Co-operative Business

Being a co-op means being part of a mutually supportive community that seeks to cultivate the values of sharing and mutual aid without borders. It’s also benefiting from access to advantageous financing from investment institutions and networks. Without capital, it’s...

Co-op values in 2020

Co-op values in 2020

The spring of 2020 will go down in history. No matter how you spend your time, all our lives were turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated the entire world. Health networks were overwhelmed, and the economy suffered greatly: the downturn, the...

Sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op

Sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op

We are truly disappointed by the developments surrounding MEC, which has long been Canada’s largest consumer co-operative and a valued member of CMC. The purpose of this statement is to protect the brand resiliency of the co-op business model, which was brought into...

Investment Readiness Program

Investment Readiness Program

CMC was selected by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) as the Ecosystem Mobilization Partner for the Co-operative Sector, as part of the Investment Readiness Program (IRP). Daniel Brunette and Nadia Djinnit represented CMC at the IRP Partner meeting in...

Young Co-operators at Futurpreneur Canada!

Young Co-operators at Futurpreneur Canada!

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) welcomes today’s announcement made in Vancouver by the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, on the renewal of the financial agreement for Futurpreneur Canada. This agreement formalizes that this...

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