Release of the Study on Co-operatives and Mutuals in the Age of Uncertainty

Mar 5, 2020

At the end of last year, David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, conducted a national survey of 5,000 Canadian adults for Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, that explored public attitudes about the economic system, broader public concerns, and what role co operatives could play in alleviating those concerns. The survey also sought to profile co operative members in Canada.

The survey finds that there is a wide audience for the co operative business model and a big opportunity for the co-operative and mutual Sector to expand and connect with Canadians who seek more control and influence over decision making and want organizations they interact with to invest back in the communities they live in.

The results will be of value to anyone working in the co-operative and mutual sector, policy makers and elected officials, and interested citizens concerned about the direction of the economic system and the rise of polarization and populism in Canada and around the world.