M. John Harvie, Jack Wilkinson, Mme Kathy Bardswick, Mme Denyse Guy

CMC Awards the best and the Brightest in the Canadian Co-operative and Mutual Sector

Jun 16, 2016

WINNIPEG – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) honoured The Co-operators, The Honourable Mauril Mauril Bélanger, and Lacey Chyz at 2016 Co-operative Congress in Winnipeg.  The Co-operative of the Year honour was presented to The Co-operators and...


Alexandra Mendès Tables BILL C-286 to establish a framework for the Co-operative sector

Jun 8, 2016

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release   Alexandra Mendès tables bill C-286 to establish a framework for the Co-operatives Sector   OTTAWA, June 8, 2016 – Alexandra Mendès, Member of Parliament for Brossard – Saint-Lambert, tabled today Bill C-286 An...

New report provides overview of The Co-operators sustainability activities

May 11, 2016

GUELPH, ON, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Satisfying unmet needs, building resilience and addressing societal issues in an open and transparent way are some of the main themes that emerge in The Co-operators 2015 Sustainability Report, which was released...

The International Summit of Co-operatives 2016

The International Summit of Co-operatives 2016 announces theme and program

Apr 7, 2016

The 3rd International Summit of Cooperatives, co-hosted by Desjardins Group and International Co-operative Alliance, will be held in Québec, featuring the theme Cooperatives: Power to Act. From 11 to 13 October 2016, over 150 international experts...

Accepting the award on behalf of Mauril Bélanger are Bernadette Salama et Alexandre Mattard-Michaud.

CMC Awards Mauril Bélanger with its highest distinction

Apr 7, 2016

OTTAWA, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) Board presented the Honourable Mauril Bélanger with its highest honour, The Achievement Award. The Achievement Award honors the outstanding contributions of men and women to...

Calgary Co-op Shares Over $35 Million In Refunds With Members

Apr 6, 2016

Calgary Co-op members rediscover the benefits of membership. CALGARY, April 6, 2016 /CNW/ - In a tough financial climate, Calgary Co-op members are celebrating thanks to a generous annual member refund. "Calgary Co-op members are also our owners,"...

You Hold the Key rally

Transitional funding for low-income households living in housing co‑operatives a big relief

Apr 5, 2016

The Government of Canada has committed $30 million in the budget to help federally administered social housing providers, including housing co‑ops, to continue to provide rent-geared-to-income housing as existing funding agreements expire. This...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada comments on Budget 2016

Mar 23, 2016

OTTAWA, March 23, 2016 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) appreciates the growth-oriented budget tabled by the Government of Canada.  CMC welcomes investments announced to grow the Canadian economy; in particular CMC applauds investments in...

CMC congratulates Guy Cormier on his election as Desjardins Group's new President and CEO

Mar 23, 2016

Ottawa, March 23, 2016 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) congratulates Guy Cormier on his election as Desjardins Group's new Chair of the Board, President and CEO. As the Senior Vice-President of the Desjardins Co-operative Network, Mr....

Guy Cormier elected Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group

Mar 21, 2016

LÉVIS, QC, March 19, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - A special meeting was held in Lévis today to elect the next president of Desjardins Group. The 256 Desjardins officers from Quebec and Ontario that make up the organization's Electoral College elected Guy...

ICA Message from Monique F. Leroux

Women’s Day Message from The International Co-operative Alliance

Mar 8, 2016

Dear co-operators, dear partners,           My name is Monique Leroux and I am President of the International Co-operative Alliance.  Today we celebrate Women’s Day. Women’s day was originally called International Working Women's Day. Work, and I...

Ghislain Gervais

La Coop Fédérée elects a new President

Mar 4, 2016

On February 25, 2016 in Montreal, as part of the 94th annual general meeting of La Coop fédérée, the Board of Directors gathered to elect a new executive committee. Ghislain Gervais was elected President replacing Denis Richard, who had held the...


The World Co-operative Monitor 2016

Mar 3, 2016

The World Co-operative Monitor is it a crucial tool which used to raise the profile of co-operatives to policy-makers and industry professionals. It also provides an essential starting point for researchers and academics. The 2015 edition reports a...

P5 Video Challenge

Mar 3, 2016

The Canadian Association for Studies in Cooperation (CASC), along with The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE), Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) and The Cooperative Foundation are challenging co-operatives and co-operative educators to...

Kathy Bardswick to retire

Kathy Bardswick to retire

Mar 3, 2016

The Co-operators President and CEO, Kathy Bardswick, is retiring at the end of 2016. During Bardswick's 14 years in the role, The Co-operators has expanded both through acquisitions and organic growth to have more than $40 billion in assets under...