Committed to co-ops

As a co-operatively owned and controlled organization, we build meaningful relationships with our member and the broader co-operative and credit union community. 

Our support of the broader co-operative sector includes:

Customized products and programs

Our goal is to be the preferred provider of financial security products and services to member and non-member co-operatives by offering customized products and services.

Co-op development and funding

In line with our co-operative principles of co-operation among co-operatives, we have always felt strongly about supporting emerging co-ops and promoting the co-op sector in Canada. Through our Co-operative Development Program, we are able to support Canadian co-ops with business development initiatives. 

Co-operative Youth and Young Leaders Programs

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. The Co-operators partners with community organizations that provide support to youth who are passionate about effecting positive social change within their communities. These programs contribute to the personal development of youth, while encouraging their active involvement in community and co-operative organizations.

Support for studies in co-operatives

To ensure future leadership in the co-operative sector, we are a major contributor to post-secondary education in the study of co-operatives.

Advocacy for the co-op sector

We work with our members and co-operative partners to educate members of Parliament about the benefits of the co-operative business model and issues of importance to our business, and to advocate for stronger partnerships.

Active participation in co-operative associations

We are actively involved in co-operative associations at the provincial, national and international levels to ensure the continued growth of the sector.

We provide financial assistance and technical expertise. Here are some of the co-operative associations we support:

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