The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada collaborate to develop young sustainability leaders

Jul 9, 2015

Today, The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada announced a new partnership agreement to jointly deliver the IMPACT! Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership over the next four years. The collaboration significantly deepens the capacity of...

Journal de Montréal - Taxi Coop interpelle Philippe Couillard

Jul 9, 2015

Devant l’ambigüité des positions du Parti libéral du Québec (PLQ) sur Uber, le président de Taxi Coop interpelle le premier ministre Philippe Couillard pour avoir l’heure juste. «C’est au premier ministre de s’exprimer là-dessus et de dire ce qui en...

The Atlantic - Getting Rid of Bosses

Jul 8, 2015

Worker cooperatives are not new, but they’re seeing new life as progressive-minded employees seek out remedies for the nation’s growing economic inequality. Worker cooperatives are equally owned and governed by employees, who also earn money from...

ICA - Funding solutions for co-operative needs

Jul 6, 2015

How can co-operatives raise capital effectively while respecting the unique structure of their ethics-based business model? TAN Suee Chieh, Group Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Enterprise in Singapore and member of the Alliance’s Blue Ribbon...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada is looking for a Research and Education Assistant!

Jul 6, 2015

  Co-­operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is a member-­driven association that supports, promotes and unites co-­operative and mutual organizations. CMC strives to advance the co-­operative economy by organizing co-­op development, advocating with...

A letter from Dame Pauline Green

Jul 1, 2015

Dear fellow co-operators, It is with the greatest regret that I write to tell you that I have made the decision to retire from the role as President of the International Co-operative Alliance to take effect at the closing of the General Assembly of...

The Co-operators committment brings CCIF total support to $24.35 million

Jun 29, 2015

The Co-operators announced that they will increase their commitment to the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) to $10 million. The fund, to be launched in the coming months, will support the development and expansion of Canadian co-...

Helene LeBlanc

MP Hélène LeBlanc announces NDP Support for Co-operatives

Jun 29, 2015

In her speech at the 2015 Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada annual congress, Hélène LeBlanc, MP for LaSalle–Émard and NDP Co-operatives Critic, stated that the New Democratic Party (NDP) are committed to the Canadian co-operative sector if they win...

Dame Pauline Green

Dame Pauline Green announces early retirement as ICA President

Jun 29, 2015

The first woman President in the 120-year history of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), Dame Pauline Green, announced her early retirement on June 26 at the UK’s Co-operative Congress in Birmingham. Dame Pauline, who has been actively...

Mark Goldblatt, François Hastir and the Desjardins Group honoured

Jun 29, 2015

The late Mark Goldblatt, the Desjardins Group, and François Hastir were honoured at the CMC Co-operative Congress in a ceremony held Thursday, June 18 at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon. The CMC Awards committee awarded the prizes after...

International Day of co-operatives will be observed Saturday, July 4

Jun 28, 2015

International Co-op Day is this Saturday, July 4, and the theme for 2015 is “Choose co-operative, choose equality”. Is your co-op doing something to celebrate? If so, please share photo’s and comments on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #coops...

The Co-operators pledges $10 million

The Co-operators pledges $10 million to Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

Jun 25, 2015

GUELPH, ON, June 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The Co-operators has announced that they will increase their pledge to the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) to $10 million. The Fund, which will be launched in the coming months, will support the...

Members approve merger of Northern and Saugeen credit unions to form a billion-dollar organization

Jun 25, 2015

Sault Ste. Marie, ON (June 24, 2015) — The members of Northern Credit Union (Northern) and Saugeen Community Credit Union (Saugeen Community) have voted strongly to endorse joining their organizations. The membership votes follow the completion of...

The Industry Canada Information Guide for Co-operatives

Jun 22, 2015

Industry Canada has published the Information Guide for Co-operatives.   The Guide, developed in consultation with federal, provincial and territorial governments, provides co-operatives and entrepreneurs considering the co-operative model with...

Jack Wilkinson

Jack Wilkinson elected President of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada at the 2015 AGM

Jun 22, 2015

SASKATOON – The Board of Directors of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) elected Jack Wilkinson President and Chair of CMC on June 18 in Saskatoon during the 2015 AGM. Mr. Wilkinson is a Director of The Co-operators. read Mr. Wilkinson's bio...