The Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy The Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy is a focal point on campus for the promotion of interdisciplinary research and learning on subjects related to co-operative and community-based economy engaging faculty members from the University of Victoria and elsewhere, graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the wider community.
Canadian Co-op Association (CCA) The Canadian Co-operative Association is a not-for-profit co-operative which establishes and strengthens co-operatives, credit unions and community based organizations to reduce poverty, build sustainable livelihoods and improve civil society in less developed countries. (CCA was, prior to 2014, also an umbrella organization for co-ops in Canada. This function has now been assumed by the bilingual organization, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada.)
Centre for the Study of Co-ops Centre for the Study of Co-ops at the U of Saskatchewan, is an interdisciplinary teaching and research institute dedicated to developing and offering university courses on co-op theory, principles, development, structures, and legislation; undertaking original research into co-ops; and maintaining a resource centre of co-op materials that supports the Centre’s teaching and research functions.
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.