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Apr 01, 2014, 08:00 ET Launch of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada creates a united voice across the country

OTTAWA, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, co-operative and mutual businesses across the country gain a stronger advocate. With the launch of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) they can now speak with...


Apr 01, 2014, 08:00 ET Denyse Guy appointed executive director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

OTTAWA, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Léo Leblanc, president of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) has announced the appointment of Denyse Guy as executive director of CMC, effective April 1, 2014. Ms....


Oct 10, 2013, 14:39 ET October 13-19 is Co-op Week across Canada

OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - If you have never shopped in a co-op store, banked at your local credit union or bought food produced by a farmers' co-op, now is the time to try it out! October 13-19...


Jun 29, 2013, 12:01 ET Co-op leaders give green light for creation of a new bilingual national association representing co-operatives across Canada

EDMONTON, June 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Delegates from Canada's two national co-operative associations have voted strongly in favour of creating a single bilingual organization to represent co-ops, credit...


Jun 26, 2013, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Co-operative leaders from across Canada to gather in Edmonton June 26-28/

EDMONTON, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - More than 250 leaders of co-operatives and credit unions from across Canada will gather in Edmonton from June 26-28 to share their success stories and talk about where ...


Jun 24, 2013, 10:00 ET Media advisory - Co-operative leaders from across Canada to gather in Edmonton June 26-28

EDMONTON, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - More than 250 leaders of co-operatives and credit unions from across Canada will gather in Edmonton from June 26-28 to share their success stories and talk about where ...


Jan 28, 2013, 16:27 ET Industry Canada to assume responsibility for co-operatives

A new partnership between co-operatives and the federal government OTTAWA, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's co-operative movement is delighted with the federal government's decision to transfer...


Sep 18, 2012, 18:06 ET Committee report opens door for new dialogue between co-operatives and federal government

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's co-operative movement has called on the federal government to implement the recommendations of the Special Committee on Co-operatives, which tabled its report...


Jun 29, 2012, 18:22 ET Awards highlight co-operative achievements

MONTREAL, June 29, 2012 /CNW/ - A credit union in southwestern Ontario, one of Canada's largest dairy co-ops and a Saskatchewan man who spent 40 years in the credit union movement and introduced the...


Jun 21, 2012, 14:00 ET Media advisory - Co-op leaders from across Canada to meet in Montreal June 27-29

OTTAWA, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - More than 250 leaders of co-operatives and credit unions from across Canada will gather in Montreal from June 27-29 to celebrate the United Nations International Year of ...


May 25, 2012, 12:48 ET Canadians give high marks to co-ops: Abacus survey

OTTAWA, May 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The vast majority of Canadians say co-operatives provide better customer service than other types of businesses, treat their employees better, have more environmentally...


Apr 13, 2012, 12:38 ET Agriculture Canada cutbacks contradict federal focus on jobs and innovation

Elimination of successful public/private partnership will hurt co-operatives' ability to leverage funds at provincial, community levels OTTAWA, April 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Representatives of Canada's...


Jan 10, 2012, 13:35 ET REMINDER: Canadian launch of the UN International Year of Co-operatives

OTTAWA, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Thousands of co-op and credit union members across Canada will be holding events on Thursday, January 12 to officially launch the United Nations International Year of...


Jan 04, 2012, 11:15 ET International Year of Co-operatives to be launched across Canada on January 12

United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2012 the year to recognize co-operatives' global contribution OTTAWA, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Thousands of co-op and credit union members across Canada will be ...


Oct 14, 2010, 12:43 ET Experience the Co-operative Difference during Co-op Week October 17-23, 2010

OTTAWA, Oct. 14 /CNW/ - If you have never shopped in a co-op store, banked at your local credit union or bought food produced by a farmers' co-op, now is the time to try it out. October 17-23 is...


Jun 16, 2010, 17:33 ET Co-op leaders, organizations win awards at CCA Congress

VANCOUVER, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - A vice-president of The Co-operators, a 91-year-old veteran of southwestern Ontario's co-op and credit union movement and a Cape Breton credit union activist...


May 26, 2010, 14:24 ET Media advisory - More than 300 expected at National Summit on a
People-Centred Economy

OTTAWA, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 300 people from across Canada will gather at Carleton University in Ottawa on May 30-June 1 for the first-ever National Summit on a People-Centred Economy. Two ...


Dec 18, 2009, 16:58 ET UN General Assembly proclaims 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives

OTTAWA, Dec. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's co-operative sector is celebrating today's decision by the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives. The...


Oct 14, 2009, 15:56 ET Canadians and credit unions seeing Sri Lankans through trying times

OTTAWA, Oct. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian Ingrid Fischer has been a witness to history. Sent to Colombo in 2006 by the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA), Ingrid drew upon her experiences in...


Oct 05, 2009, 11:17 ET October 11-17 is Co-op Week!

OTTAWA, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of co-operatives and credit unions across Canada will be celebrating Co-op Week from October 11-17, a time to reflect on the contribution the co-operative sector ...