Hike the hill

Credit Union Central hikes the hill

Oct 31, 2014

Thousands of Canadians have participated in the My CU matters campaign by writing to Finance Minister Joe Oliver telling him that credit unions need to be treated fairly by Ottawa. On October 21 representatives from 317 credit unions visited...

The National Co-op Challenge

The National Co-op Challenge

Oct 31, 2014

The eight winning finalists of The Co-operators’ National Co-op Challenge have been announced, and between them they will be receiving a total of $200,000! Sixteen small and emerging co-ops from across Canada were selected as finalists, four from...

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada

CDF makes $25,000 Grant available for a Canadian co-operative project

Oct 31, 2014

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada  has announced a $25,000 grant available to a co-op development project in Canada this year. The Robert Owen-Henri Lasserre Fund will be granted for the second time from the revenue generated by this...

Kerr Smith

All for Each wins international prize

Oct 31, 2014

The All 4 Each program, created by the Ontario Co‐operative Association, won the Award of Excellence in the Mobilization and Involvement category of the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives TOP-COOP contest. All 4 each is a suite of youth, co‐...

MEC Headquarters

MEC employees move into next generation HQ

Oct 31, 2014

The innovative and people centric MEC head quarters opened in the False Creek Flats district of Vancouver on October 24. The building is a perfect example of how co-operatives are rooted in their communities. 300 MEC employees moved into a world...

Dame Pauline Green and Monique Leroux

Summit Round-up

Oct 23, 2014

International Summit of Co-operatives was held in Quebec City between October 6 and 9 and more than 3,000 people attended from 93 countries.  The second Summit moved the co-operative conversation forward from a state of recognition and assessment of...

International Summit of Co-operatives

Contribute to the Declaration from the International Summit of Cooperatives 2014

Oct 19, 2014

Contribute to the 2014 Declaration From October 5 to 9, the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives held in Quebec City brought together 3,000 participants from 93 countries. They met to discuss economic issues, the development...

Message from the President

Co-operatives across Canada are celebrating Co-op Week

Oct 16, 2014

Co-operative and Mutuals Canada (CMC) are grateful for the work that the 9,000 co-ops and 18 million members in Canada put into strengthening our communities. We believe Co-op Week is a wonderful time to reflect on the social and economic impacts of...


Oct 16, 2014

October 15th, 2014 - 1:59pm Ottawa  —  Hélène LeBlanc, MP for LaSalle-Émard and official opposition critic for co-operatives is pleased to celebrate Co-operative Week 2014 from October 13 to 19 and the International Day of Credit Unions on October...

Co-op Week

Mauril Bélanger, Member Statement for Co-op Week 2014

Oct 14, 2014

TEXT OF THE STATEMENT On October 10th 2014, the Liberal Advocate for Co-operatives, Honourable Mauril Bélanger, made the following statement in the House of Commons regarding Co-op Week: Mr. Speaker, the first International Summit of...

CMC Board Meeting

Report on the meeting of the Board of Directors, Ottawa

Sep 30, 2014

Following the inaugural Annual General Meeting in June, the Board of CMC held its first regular meeting in Ottawa on September 22 and 23.  Half of the Board members being new, a roundtable took place to identify the Directors’ expectations for the...

Quebec City Convention Centre

NEXT WEEK: The International Summit of Co-operatives

Sep 30, 2014

The 2014 edition of the International Summit of Co-operatives will begin next week, and the sheer scope of activities, presentations, meetings and social gatherings is really impressive. Creating an itinerary with so much going on is exciting, but...

My Credit Union Matters

Update on the my credit union matters campaign

Sep 30, 2014

Credit Union Central is in the sixth week of a public relations campaign called “My Credit Union Matters”, which is asking Canadians to take action to support the credit union system. The campaign has been very successful to date with 2,200 letters...

All Party Co-op Caucus

Co-op Caucus meets to kick off the fall session

Sep 30, 2014

The All Party Co-operative Caucus continued its study of the co-operative sector on Wednesday, September 24. Mauril Bélanger, M.P. (Ottawa-Vanier) chaired the caucus, the fourth since being established in the spring. Mr. Bélanger opened the session...

Clean 50

IMPACT! Wins 2014 Clean50 Award

Sep 29, 2014

The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership, IMPACT! has been named the 2015 Clean50 Top Project of the Year for sustainable development and clean capitalism by Delta Management Group.   IMPACT! was recognized for helping young...