• Release of the Study on the Economic Impact of the Co-operative Sector in Canada 

    During Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC)’s National Congress 2019, Scott Banda, Chief Executive Officer of Federated Co-operatives Limited and Nadine Groulx, President, Cantons-de-l'Est Regional Council of the Desjardins Group, released a study: Economic Impact of the Co-operative Sector in Canada. Led by Dr. Fiona Duguid in partnership with George Karaphillis, the study confirms that co-...

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  • Annual Report 2018-2019

    Download the Annual Report President and Executive Director’s MessageA transitional year for Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) This past year has been one of transition and realignment with our strategic plan. Our previous Executive Director, Denyse Guy, decided to retire after having done an excellent job on the merger of the Canadian Co-operative Association and the Conseil de la...

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  • Annual Report 2017-2018

    The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada Annual Report 2017 - 2018 can be downloaded in PDF. 

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  • Annual Report 2016-2017

    The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada Annual Report 2016 - 2017 can be downloaded in PDF. 

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  • NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR CO-OP SPECIFIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2017

    Context The 5th co-operative principle requires the co‑operative sector to provide education and training for members, employees and to inform the public. Different education and training is needed for managers, directors, members and employees. There is a lack of clarity about where managers, directors, employees and members are getting co‑op specific education or training; whether there is...

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  • Solving Challenges Together: Co-operative Initiatives in Canada

    Co-operatives and Mutuals in Canada care about Solving Challenges Together. The co-operative and mutual sector has demonstrated stable growth in the Canadian economy in terms of jobs, taxes and contributions to GDP. Now is the time to explore how the co-operative business model can leverage even more growth and prosperity for Canadians. In our policy booklet, “Solving Challenges Together” CMC...

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  • Accelerating Renewable Energy Co-operatives in Canada Report

    On assignment to Co‑operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC), TREC Renewable Energy Co‑op and the People, Power, Planet Partnership, undertook an assessment of the status of renewable energy co‑ops across Canada. While the reporting on status is specific to the co‑op model, the comments made in this report about development challenges and recommended solutions applies broadly to other forms of...

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  • Demutualization of Co-operatives and Mutuals

    Demutualization is the conversion of a co-operative, credit union or mutual into an alternative organizational form (usually one owned by investors). Demutualization can occur through the conversion of equity into investment shares, or it can occur via a merger, takeover or buyout involving companies that are not co-operatives or mutuals. Regardless of the form it takes, demutualization involves...

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  • Guidance Notes on the Co-operative Principles

    The International Co-operative Alliance is the global steward of the Statement on the Co-operative Identity – the Values and Principles of the co-operative movement. As part of its stewardship of the co-operative identity, the Alliance’s Principles Committee – which has worked towards the goal of securing the co-operative identity  of the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade  – is pleased to...

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  • Co-operative Governance Fit to Build Resilience in the Face of Complexity

    Governance is a key component of the co-operative difference. The co-operative values and principles call for an open, voluntary, and democratic process of decision-making, and co-operative governance is an essential tool in applying those values and principles. In an increasingly regulated, complex, and inter-dependent global economy, where market pressures are high, a current reference on the...

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  • Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada Annual Report 2014-2015

    Please download the complete report in PDF

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  • Business Case for Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF)

    The formal Business Case for Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) was published in April. The document provides a detailed look the fund and how it will offer co-ops and mutuals a much needed solution for their capital needs. Download the PDF

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  • Co-op Development Funds Inventory Report

    In the fall of 2014, Co‑operatives and Mutuals Canada created an updated inventory of Canadian financing programs that are well adapted to the co‑operative model. This inventory constitutes the second stage of CMC’s assessment of capitalization tools accessible to the Canadian co‑operative movement. In 2013, CCA produced a report on Government-Facilitated Capitalization Measures for Co‑...

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  • At the Vanguard of Canadian Innovation: Compilation of Co-op Case Studies

    This study explores innovations in the co-op sector to identify game-changing products, services, and practices. Building on the cross-country discussion series, Innovation through Cooperation, this research showcases the impact of the co-op model in Canada and provides key lessons for advancing a culture of innovation across sectors. Rather than an exhaustive compilation of case studies, the...

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  • Co-operatives – power of innovation

    A Globe and Mail special insert about the co-operative sector in Canada, Oct 6 2014 Download the PDF

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