International Day of Co-operatives

The United Nations International Day of Co-operatives

Jul 6, 2018

Ottawa, July 7 2018: Today is the International Day of Co-operatives, which is celebrated the first Saturday of July each year.  The theme for the 2018 International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) is “Sustainable consumption and production”, creating an...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada presented four Awards at Co-operative Congress 2018

Jun 21, 2018

June 20, Victoria, B.C: Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) held their annual awards ceremony on June 20 in Victoria, British Columbia. Each year, CMC honours co-operators and mutualists who have made a valuable contribution to the development of...

The challenges of the future of work: how cooperatives can be part of the solution

The Challenges of the Future of Work: How Cooperatives Can Be Part of the Solution

May 1, 2018

On International Workers' Day (1 May), the International Co-operative Alliance is celebrating the commitment of cooperators to creating sustainable jobs and formal work, lowering income inequality, and showing their capacity to be a large...

CMC Response to the Governments Announced Plan to Support Co-ops and Mutuals in Canada

Apr 11, 2018

Ottawa, April 11, 2018: Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) welcomes the April 5 news release from Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) in which they have unveiled some details of their plan to support the co-operative and mutual...

Federal government committed to important role of co-operatives in Canada

Apr 5, 2018

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Plan to support the sector unveiled on one-year anniversary of private member’s motion April 5, 2018, Ottawa ON Co-operatives are a valuable way for Canadians to share ownership in a business...

A message from the CMC President on the resignation of Executive Director Denyse Guy

Mar 23, 2018

Dear co-operators and co-operative stakeholders, It is with deep regret that we announce the departure of our Executive Director, Ms. Denyse Guy.  She has tendered her resignation and will be stepping down from her role as our founding Executive...

The National Survey of Co-ops and Mutuals

An update on the National Survey of Co-ops and Mutuals

Mar 23, 2018

CMC launched its Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) platform in the spring of 2017. Over the last year, our team has been steadily building our directory of information on co-operatives and mutuals, including information such as their...

The United Nations International Day of Co-operatives 2018

The United Nations International Day of Co-operatives 2018

Mar 22, 2018

The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives is "sustainable consumption and production of goods and services", which the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 12. This theme is an opportunity for co-operatives to...

Minister Morneau and Justin Trudeau Budget 2018

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada comments on Budget 2018

Mar 1, 2018

OTTAWA, March 1, 2018 – Budget 2018 contains many measures that will provide strong economic growth and greater equality for Canadians.  While there are initiatives in the budget that will be positively received by some of our members, Co-operatives...

Shaun Tarbuck - ICMIF Chief Executive

ICMIF brings global reinsurance conference for mutuals and co-operatives to Canada

Feb 26, 2018

Manchester, UK, 26 February 2018: The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) will be bringing its global reinsurance The Meeting of Reinsurance Officials (MORO) to Montreal, Canada this spring. The MORO Conference will...

Bruno Roelants

Bruno Roelants appointed as new Director General of the International Co-operative Alliance

Jan 18, 2018

The International Co-operative Alliance Board has today appointed Bruno Roelants as the new Director-General. Mr. Roelants will begin his new role in the coming weeks, succeeding Charles Gould who last year announced his decision to retire. Bruno...

Year End Letter from the President and Executive Director

Dec 20, 2017

As we approach the New Year, it is time to reflect on the milestones achieved and efforts made to Unite, Promote and Develop the co-operative and mutual sector in Canada. The year started with our advocacy in full swing with the Solving Challenges...

CICOPA published its second "Global Report" for 2015-2016

CICOPA published its second "Global Report" for 2015-2016

Dec 13, 2017

After the first report released in 2015, the CICOPA second global biannual report on industrial and service cooperatives (2015-2016) is out. Based on a new methodology that combines qualitative and quantitative surveys with strengthened internal...

Trudeau announces the first ever National Housing Strategy

CMC Applauds the First Ever National Housing Strategy

Nov 24, 2017

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) applauds the federal government’s announcement of a first ever National Housing Strategy that includes the protection of low-income members of housing cooperatives. This announcement alleviates the stress of...

CMC President, Doug Potentier congratulates incoming ICA President Ariel Guarco

Ariel Guarco, from Argentina, elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance

Nov 17, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17 November 2017:  Ariel Guarco from Argentina has been elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance. The election took place at the International Co-operative Alliance’s General Assembly, a biennial event,...