What is a Co-op?

What is a Co-op?

In addition to the private and public sectors, there exists a third sector of activity called co-ops (cooperative movement), which are entities that endeavour to fill a need to which neither the market or the government can respond. 

Manitoba's co-ops are made up of workers, consumers or client-users who have decided to work together on a common basis in order to achieve moral, social, and economic objectives.

Examples of co-ops in Manitoba are: credit unions, agricultural co-ops, child-care (daycare)  centres, etc.

The CDEM, in cooperation with the CMM (Conseil de la Coopération du Manitoba), also has a mandate to promote the co-op movement in Manitoba to further the economic development of Manitoba's Francophone communities.

The CDEM offers services and expert advice to anyone or groups who wish to organize a co-op.

  

7 Steps To Create a Co-operative: 

  • Assemble a group of interested people
  • Conduct a pre-feasibility study
  • Hold an organizing meeting
  • Conduct a viability study
  • Organize the association
  • Organize the enterprise
  • Hold the initial general meeting

  

Different Types of Co-operatives:

  • Financial Co-operatives
  • Retail Co-operatives
  • Service Co-operatives
  • Producer Co-operatives
  • Worker Co-operatives
  • Multi-Stakeholder Co-operatives

 

CDEM's co-operative sector can help you with: 

  • Study ideas of collective entreprises, action plans, development of projects
  • Grant and loan proposals
  • Potential exploration of a territory
  • Mobilization of stakeholders and the community
  • Strategic Planning
  • Professional assistance for working committees
  • Design, drafting and updating of administrative and financial tools
  • Development and delivery of training in appropriate formats

 

You wish to obtain more information? Organize a new co-op?

Contact us!

 

Links:

CCCM (Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité)
CCA (Canadian Co-operative Association)
La Caisse
MCA (Manitoba Cooperative Association)

What is a Co-op?

In addition to the private and public sectors, there exists a third sector of activity called co-ops (cooperative movement), which are entities that endeavour to fill a need to which neither the market or the government can respond.  Manitoba's co-ops are made up of workers, consumers or client-users who have decided to work together on a common basis in order to achieve moral, social, and economic objectives. Examples of co-ops in Manitoba are: credit unions, agricultural co-ops, child-care (daycare)  centres, etc. The CDEM, in cooperation with the CMM (Conseil de la Coopération du Manitoba), also has a mandate to promote the co-op movement in Manitoba to further the economic development of Manitoba's Francophone communities. The CDEM offers services and expert advice to anyone or groups who wish to organize a co-op.    7 Steps To Create a Co-operative:  Assemble a group of interested people Conduct a pre-feasibility study Hold an organizing meeting Conduct a viability study Organize the association Organize the enterprise Hold the initial general meeting    Different Types of Co-operatives: Financial Co-operatives Retail Co-operatives Service Co-operatives Producer Co-operatives Worker Co-operatives Multi-Stakeholder Co-operatives   CDEM's co-operative sector can help you with:  Study ideas of collective entreprises, action plans, development of projects Grant and loan proposals Potential exploration of a territory Mobilization of stakeholders and the community Strategic Planning Professional assistance for working committees Design, drafting and updating of administrative and financial tools Development and delivery of training in appropriate formats   You wish to obtain more information? Organize a new co-op? Contact us! Links: CCCM (Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité)CCA (Canadian Co-operative Association)La CaisseMCA (Manitoba Cooperative Association) read more