Our 7th Meeting of the All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives

Apr 9, 2015

Dear Friends, The All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives held its 7th meeting on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015. The theme of the meeting was “Health Care Co-operatives.” I chaired this 7th meeting and welcomed the following invited guests: Ms. Vanessa...

La Capitale maintains growth momentum

Apr 9, 2015

QUEBEC CITY, April 9, 2015 /CNW  La Capitale Civil Service Mutual has once again experienced growth in many areas this year. "We are proud to say that the mutualist business model continues to be very effective, allowing us year after year to attain...

Sign Up Now For Coop Youth Leadership Camp - PORTAGE ONLINE

Apr 9, 2015

The 2015 Coop Youth Leadership camp will be held in Clear Lake later this month. Senior staff volunteer Manon Timshel says the camp was devised to help youth in Manitoba learn about coops in their communities and the advantages of member-run...

Italian Artisans’ Revival After Economic Crisis Reflects Resilience of Small Industry - NEW YORK TIMES

Apr 9, 2015

PADUA, Italy — High-end printing is an artisans’ job in Italy. For those books, the gluing and the binding of the pages is predominantly done by hand. But at Editoriale Zanardi, a prestige book printer in northeast Italy, even the management fell...

'Transformation' theme at SaskCentral AGM - THE STAR PHOENIX

Apr 9, 2015

How fast is Saskatchewan credit unions' world changing? Well, when 2014 ended, there were 51 credit unions in Saskatchewan Credit Union Central, which handles liquidity management, government relations, compliance support and economic research,...

Old Crow Retail Co-operative in Old Crow, Yukon Joins Arctic Co-ops Membership

Apr 8, 2015

Winnipeg, MB [April 8, 2015] – Old Crow Co-op will assume ownership of a new Co-op retail facility constructed in Old Crow, YT. The Board of Directors of Arctic Co-operatives Limited has approved the application for membership by Old Crow Co-op, and...


NSERC, FCL invest $2M in U of S research to clean up polluted soils

Apr 2, 2015

      SASKATOON (April 2, 2015) – University of Saskatchewan soil researcher Steven Siciliano has been awarded a $2-million Industrial Research Chair (IRC) to further develop sustainable ways of cleaning up underground sites contaminated with...

3rd Cooperative Summit

Desjardins Group and the ICA confirm a third Summit to be held in 2016

Apr 1, 2015

Quebec, April 1, 2015 – Following the great success of the 2012 and 2014 Summits, Desjardins and the International Co-operative Alliance have announced that a third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives will be held from October 11 to...

Le Plan stratégique des réseaux coopératifs et mutualistes

CQCM launches a strategic plan to create 20,000 jobs by 2020

Mar 30, 2015

As part of the days activities, the Annual General Meeting allowed the past Chair of CQCM Monique Leroux to present their new Strategic Plan (French only) for the co-operative and mutualist networks in Quebec. The Plan sets out their objectives...

René Rouleau

CQCM elects a new Board and new President

Mar 30, 2015

CQCM members elected the Board of Directors and a new President during the AGM. René Rouleau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Capitale mutuelle de l’administration publique, became the 21st President of CQCM. With a Masters in Public...

The All Party Caucus on Co-operatives discusses health and wellness

Mar 30, 2015

The All Party Caucus on Co-operatives held its seventh meeting on March 25. The topic of the day was wellness, health and social services. Mauril Bélanger, who began by introducing the guest presenters and the attending MP’s, chaired the meeting....

ICA Co-operative identity

Be proud of your co-operative identity

Mar 24, 2015

In the wake of the global financial crisis people are paying more attention to their economic decisions – looking for ethical places to work, sell, and buy goods and services.  Co-operatives answer to these needs. So how can your business showcase...

Student Co-operative Case Study Competition CASC Meetings, Ottawa, June 2nd

Mar 23, 2015

The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan, and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) are sponsoring a student case study competition on June 2, 2015 as part of the CASC meetings held in Ottawa,...

ICMIF - Mutual and cooperative insurers’ share of global industry reaches record high

Mar 23, 2015

The mutual and cooperative sector continued to be the fastest-growing part of the global insurance industry since the financial crisis reporting a record high market share in 2013, according to the latest statistics published by the International...

Tele-learning session with CoopZone

Mar 20, 2015

CoopZone is the Network of co-operative developers, and individuals and organizations with interest in co-op development.  It also includes a network of lawyers and related professionals, in the CoopZone Legal Network, and other professional service...