Québec government’s Direction des coopératives Québec government’s Direction des coopératives encourages the development and growth of co-ops through various programs and through the administration of the Québec Co-ops Act. The Direction manages the Cooperative de developpement regional (CDR) program through which new co-ops receive technical assistance at no charge, the RIC (Regime d’investissement cooperatif) tax credit program, and various programs in the social economy.
Canadian Alternative Investment Co-op (CAIC) “Alternative financing for community-based projects.” CAIC is a co-operative of a number of religious communities who wanted to pool their resources in order to make investments that support positive social change and promote alternative economic structures.
Ontario Co-operative Association The Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op) is a primary resource for the development and enhancement of Ontario co-operatives and credit unions. Through membership in On Co-op, co-operatives, credit unions and supporters have access to benefits and programs in the areas of: lifelong co-operative learning; co-operative development; government relations and communications and member relations.
Canadian Cooperative Research Network The CCRN-RCRC is your gateway to research on co-operatives in Canada. The goal of this site is to create an online network of co-operative researchers and practitioners that allows for idea exchange, research-sharing, collaboration, determining research priorities and creating a link between researchers, students, practitioners and existing co-op networks year-round. Researchers across the country have contributed to this project as we continue to build a comprehensive portal of research on the most recent, relevant and significant co-operative research.
Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) allows our members to speak with a single voice. CMC is a national, bilingual association that represents more than 18 million co-operative members from 9,000 co-operatives. CMC activities are targeted at helping co-operatives form, develop and thrive. Through advocacy with the federal government, CMC provides a knowledgeable voice to encourage national policies that strengthen the co-operative economy. CMC also supports wide-ranging research in partnership with leading research institutions and government to inform policy.
Industry Canada – Co-operative Resources This information from the Federal Government is meant to help you navigate the world of co-operatives. This website contains general information that can help you plan, start, manage and grow any type of business.