Co-operative Development Program (CDP)

As a third-tier co-operative, we have long recognized the valuable contributions that co-operatives have made to our own growth and development. Since 1992, The Co-operators has administered a program of grants dedicated to emerging and expanding co-operatives. A total of $2.6 million has been provided to co-operatives across Canada through this unique program.

This program has encouraged the viability and growth of co-operatives that are responding to the collective needs of Canadians, while paying special attention to social needs and development. We are proud of our efforts to support strong, vibrant co-operatives in Canada.

Please note that funding through the Co-operative Development Program will not be available in 2020.

2019 Recipients

In 2019, $200,000 was granted to 17 emerging or expanding co-operatives across Canada.

Island Community Solar Cooperative (BC)

West Boundary Community Services Co-operative Association (BC)

One Big Table Co-op (BC)

Sun Certified Builders Co-operative Limited (MB)

Ontario Musicians Co-operative Inc. (ON)

Local Food & Farm Co-operative (ON)

BeetBox Co-operative Farm Ltd. (ON)

ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc. (ON)

London Brewing Co-operative (ON)

Coop Assist (Coopérative québécoise pour la vie autonome) (QC)

Coop de solidarité agroforestière de Minganie - Le Grenier Boréal (QC)

Épicerie le Haricot Magique, Coopérative de solidarité (QC)

Carrefour Coop ltée (NB)

Ecosystem Collective (NB)

Ability Wood Products Co-operative Limited (NS)

Omnia Adjusters Cooperative (NS)

Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (NS)