Member Dues

Each class of members has a commitment to pay dues to the CWCF based upon a formula specific to that class.

Worker Co-op Members

Worker Co-op Members pay dues based upon the wages paid by the worker co-op to its members, employees and/or contractors, limited by both a minimum and maximum amount of dues. This basis for dues was arrived at after much discussion. Because of the diversity of types of worker co-op businesses, basing dues on assets, or profits, or gross revenues was not considered equitable. Because wages and contract income represents a direct financial benefit which the worker co-op’s members receive through their participation in the co-op, this type of income is considered a good common yardstick upon which to assess dues. The rate is 0.15% of the wages paid. For example, a worker co-op which has $100,000 in wages, pays $150 a year. The dues payable are limited by a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $3,000.  In the first two years of membership, the dues level is a flat rate of $50/ year.

The option of solidarity dues (reduced dues) is also available upon request. Please contact Communications and Member Services Manager Kaye Grant at for more information.

Regional Federation (RF) Members

Regional Federation Members pay a flat rate of $500 a year.

Worker Co-op Developers’ Network (WCDN) Members

WCDN dues are paid directly to CoopZone Developers’ Network Co-operative; membership in CoopZone gives a developer automatic membership in the WCDN.  The rate for Developers’ Network Members is $200 per year for an individual; for an organization, $200 for the first person, $100 for the 2nd and 3rd persons and $50 per person for any additional person(s).

Associate Members

Associate Members, as supporters of the CWCF, pay a flat rate of $500 a year.   RRSP Associate Members, who join in order to have access to the RRSP program, pay $100 per year.

To join please visit our Join page for more information and the application forms.