Sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op

Sep 16, 2020

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,...

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...

Investment Readiness Program

Feb 6, 2020

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...

Measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Impact in the Co-operative Sector

Sep 19, 2019

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) and the Centre for Excellence in Accounting and Reporting of Co-operatives (CEARC) of St-Mary’s University are partnering to complete a study titled Measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Impact in the...

Young Co-operators at Futurpreneur Canada!

Aug 23, 2019

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...

Co-operatives: an essential economic force!

Jun 20, 2019

News Release For immediate release CO-OPERATIVES: AN ESSENTIAL ECONOMIC FORCE Release of the Study on the Economic Impact of the Co-operative Sector in Canada   [Québec, June 20, 2019]—During Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC)’s National...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada presented four Awards at Co-operative Congress 2019

Jun 19, 2019

WINNERS OF CMC AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVE SECTOR GRAND GALA [QUÉBEC, June 19, 2019] — Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) held its annual awards ceremony on June 19 in Quebec City. Each year, CMC honours individuals and...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada recognizes the release of the Government’s report on the Motion M-100 consultations

Apr 5, 2019

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada recognizes the release of the Government’s report on the Motion M-100 consultations CMC is very pleased by today’s press release by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic...

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Budget 2019 Highlights

Mar 19, 2019

Budget 2019 Highlights Please note that this is not a full budget analysis and is intended to brief CMC members. Budget 2019 contains many measures that aim to provide strong economic growth and greater equality for Canadians, two principles that...

International Women's Day

Mar 8, 2019

This year, the International Women’ Day’s theme is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”. As a leader in the co-operative movement in Canada, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) would like to thank all the women who contribute to...

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André Beaudry

Letter to Members from André Beaudry, Executive Director of CMC

Feb 7, 2019

Dear CMC Member, Having surpassed the 100-day mark in my new role, I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out and send a brief message to update you on our priorities. In addressing the three pillars of our strategic plan - Advocacy, Development...

International Day of Co-operatives

International Day of Cooperatives

Feb 7, 2019

Mark your agendas with a big #CoopsDay sign for the 2019 International Day of Cooperatives to be held on 6 July 2019! The theme is COOPS 4 DECENT WORK. We are shouting out the message that cooperatives are people-centred enterprises characterized by...

360 degrees of co-operation

Congress 2019: 360º of Co-operation

Feb 6, 2019

The 2019 edition of Co-operative Congress is being held at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in beautiful Quebec City. This year, Congress will feature a full day of tours to co-operatives in and around the old city on June 18 followed by a welcome...

Minister Jordan

CMC congratulates Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development

Jan 15, 2019

Ottawa, January 15, 2019: Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC), the national, bilingual association for co-operatives and mutuals in Canada, congratulates Bernadette Jordan on her appointment as Minister of Rural Economic Development. “CMC is very...