Other Funding

CWCF Guide for Co-op Financing Document

Details funding opportunities by region across Canada.


The Co-operators

The Co-operative Development Program provides grants between $5,000 and $20,000. 

The CED Fund supports community economic development initiatives that lead to job creation and/or enhanced employability for marginalized populations.


Grants up to $5,000 for organizations in Ontario and British Columbia, for the development of movements promoting radical democratic and systemic change. Annual intake, generally in February/March.

Carrot Cache Fund

Grants from $500 – $5,000 for groups and projects creating change in the local food system in Ontario. Applications due January 31st and June 28th annually.

The Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

The CCIF is a new $25 million fund dedicated exclusively to bridging financing gaps for the co-operative sector in Canada. Focus on supporting the growth of existing co-ops, but can also support the conversion of traditional businesses into co-ops, and the start-up financing for new co-ops.

CCIF provides loans, equity and quasi equity ranging from $50,000 to $1.25 million per transaction to co-ops in all provinces, territories and sectors.