DEVELOPMENT

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 8,000 co-operatives, credit unions, and mutuals in Canada, and over 750,000 worldwide. Together, co-operatives manage a portfolio of $18 million, have nearly 200,000 employees and account for 3.4% of GDP.

Co-operatives play an important role in the following business sectors

Housing

Education

Finance

Funeral

Health Care

Public services

Insurance

Natural Resources

Community

Agriculture

Wholesale trade and retail

Types of co-operatives and mutuals in Canada

International Development

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

CO-OP BRAND

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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