Statement by CMC Executive Director Denyse Guy on the death of Mauril Bélanger

Aug 17, 2016

Ottawa – Denyse Guy, Executive Director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, issued the following statement today following the death of the Honourable Mauril Bélanger: “Mauril worked resolutely for his constituents in Ottawa-Vanier and was a...

Ten Canadian co-ops receive $125,600 from The Co-operators

Aug 17, 2016

GUELPH, ON, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, The Co-operators announced a total of $125,600in grants to support 10 Canadian co-operatives that are addressing social and economic needs in their communities. The funding is provided through The Co-...

International Co-operative Alliance

Co-operatives showcase unique, innovative approach to 2030 Agenda implementation

Jul 11, 2016

New York, Monday, 11 July 2016 – At a side event during the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the International Co-operative Alliance acknowledged the UN’s recognition of the power of co-operatives to achieve the...

SDGs and cooperatives

United Nations Meeting for International Day of Cooperatives

Jun 29, 2016

Monique Leroux confirms cooperatives' power to act in implementing new UN Sustainable Development Goals  Quebec City, Canada, June 29, 2016 – During a United Nations meeting held today to mark the International Day of Cooperatives on July 2, the...

Celebrating the International Day of Co-operatives

Celebrating the International Day of Co-operatives

Jun 29, 2016

OTTAWA, June 29 - On July 2, The United Nations International Day of Co-operatives will be celebrated around the world. The 2016 theme is “The Power to Act for a Sustainable Future,” a statement that asserts the capacity and potential of co-...

Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

CCIF Board Named

Jun 21, 2016

The Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) has named its founding Board of Directors. Andy Morrison, recently retired CEO of Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. is the new Board Chair of CCIF while Peter Hough from Canadian Worker Co-op Federation will...

CMC President Lucie Moncion

Lucie Moncion elected President of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada at the 2016 AGM

Jun 17, 2016

WINNIPEG – The Board of Directors of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) elected Lucie Moncion President of CMC on June 16 in Winnipeg during the 2016 Co-operative Congress and AGM. Ms. Moncion is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the ...

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...