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Co-operators Young Leaders Award

Co-operators is collaborating with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) to provide a unique leadership development opportunity for up-and-coming young changemakers who are making a difference at their co-op and within their community.

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What award recipients can expect

Co-operators Leadership Academy (12-month, in-person and virtual).

Skill-building events.
Co-op tours.
Recipient-led learning session with co-operative leaders.

$1,000 cash.

Is this you?

You are 18 to 35 years of age.

You work, volunteer, or learn in the co-operatives and mutuals sector in Canada.

You want to continue to build on your leadership skills in the sector.

You want a cool badge to share on LinkedIn.

Eligibility note: This award is not open to employees, advisors/representatives or immediate family of The Co-operators Group Limited or its affiliated entities.

Applications due March 8, 2024. Inquiries can be sent to

Our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA)

Applications are open to all Canadian residents, permanent residents and refugees. The Co-operators Young Leaders Award Committee encourages applicants who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to Indigenous communities, individuals who identify as racialized, LGBTQ2S+, people with disabilities, and women.