Canadian Co-operative Organizations

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada

CDF Canada is an international development organization building prosperity in communities around the world.  We work with local partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to establish and grow community-owned co-operatives to help people achieve more prosperous, self-reliant lives.  In 2017 alone we impacted 213,000 women, men and children by focusing on food security, community and economic development, financial Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada


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Centre for the Study of Co-ops

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 for the Study of Co-ops


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Québec government’s Direction des coopératives

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 Québec government’s Direction des coopératives


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Ontario Co-operative Association

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 Ontario Co-operative Association


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Canadian Co-operative Research Network

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 Canadian Co-operative Research Network


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Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

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 Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada


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Canada Business Network: Co-operative resources

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.


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