CMC supports the development of new co-operative businesses in Canada. In this section, you will learn how to create a co-operative and links to organizations that can support you in your efforts.
Co-operative Development Organizations by Province
Co-operative Sector Profiles
There are over 7,000 co-operatives, credit unions, and mutuals in Canada, and over 750,000 worldwide. According to our latest economic impact research, the volume of business was $85.9 billion with assets of $503.2 billion with nearly 200,000 employees and account for 3.4% of GDP.
Co-operatives play an important role in the following business sectors
Wholesale trade and retail
Types of co-operatives and mutuals in Canada
Co-operatives are an internationally recognized business model that enables citizens to make a difference in their communities. Here are some Canadian co-operatives that provide expertise, support, and financing for co-operative projects in developing countries, mainly in South America, Africa and Asia.
- The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF)
- The International Development Co-operation Company (SOCODEVI)
- Développement international Desjardins (DID)
- Rooftops Canada
According to current regulations, businesses that are incorporated as co-operatives are the only one who can use the word “co-op” or “co-operative” in their name.
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