About the Cooperators Young Leaders Award

Cooperators 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.

Meet the 2022 leaders

What award recipients can expect

Cooperators 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 Cooperators Group Limited or its affiliated entities.

How to apply

  1. Fill in the application form (remember to save it)
  2. Attach application + letter of reference in email
  3. Send email to community@cooperators.ca by January 20, 2023.
Download application

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

Applications are open to all Canadian residents, permanent residents and refugees. Please note that the Cooperators Young Leaders Award Committee encourages candidates who represent equity-deserving groups, such as LGBTQ2S+, women, Indigenous peoples, black people and other racialized communities, and people with disabilities, as well as those from official language minority communities to apply.