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...


Fall Economic Update

Nov 22, 2018

​​​​​​November 22, Ottawa – The Minister of Finance delivered his economic update on November 21, that included announcements that are of interest to the co-operative and mutual sector (the sector) and to members of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada...

Canada’s Emerging Co-operators (CEC) 2018 – 2019

Oct 22, 2018

New CEC committee members were appointed on October 12. CEC represents an important perspective in the Canadian co-operative movement. The committee helps to identify the interests of young co-operators and improve how we engage with young Canadians...

André Beaudry, Executive Director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

André Beaudry appointed Executive Director of CMC

Sep 19, 2018

Ottawa, September 19, 2018: Doug Potentier, President of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of André Beaudry as Executive Director of CMC, effective October 15, 2018. Mr. Beaudry was most recently Chief...

Canada's Emerging Co-operators

Join Canada's Emerging Co-operators Committee!

Aug 15, 2018

Volunteer Job Description Canada's Emerging Co-operators (CEC) is a working and advisory committee made up of young people age 35 or younger who are engaged members, directors or employees of a co-operative or mutual in Canada. It is a management...

The CMC Board welcomed two new members for 2018-2019

Jul 10, 2018

The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) Annual General Meeting was held on June 21 in Victoria, B.C. CMC welcomed two new Board members: Ghislain Gervais, President of the Board of Directors at La Coop fédérée and John Kay, Vice-president of the...

CMC delegates express their support to the agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada

Jul 10, 2018

CMC delegates approved the following motion to support and promote the agriculture sector at the 2018 Annual General Meeting held in Victoria British Columbia on June 21: The Board of Directors of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) recommends,...

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...