It’s Co-op Week in Canada. From October 14-20 co-operators across the country can celebrate the strength and diversity of the co-operative movement while raising awareness about Canada’s 9,000 co-operative organizations!
The theme for Co-op Week 2012 is Co-operative Enterprises Build a Better World, in honour of the International Year of Co-operatives.
Co-op Week is celebrated during the same week as International Credit Union Day, which is the third Thursday in October of each year. It gives the opportunity for Canadian co-operative and credit union members to celebrate the fact that they have collectively helped to build this country and to recognize their continuing contributions at home and abroad.
For a remarkable overview of the size and influence of the global co-operative movement, check out this video from last week’s International Summit of Co-operatives in Québec City