Recommendations for Co-operative Development in Canada

August 14, 2012

This summer, a House of Commons Special Committee on Co-operatives is studying the situation of co-ops in Canada.  As part of the Committee’s consultations, CCEDNet prepared a brief that highlights the important contributions co-operatives make to Canadian communities, and makes the following recommendations:

  • the creation of an independent, national, cooperative development fund
  • measures so that co-operatives are eligible for existing federal business development programs and policies
  • the renewal of a co-operative development program
  • the re-estasblishment of a standing interdepartmental committee on co-operatives
  • the transfer of responsibility for co-ops from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to Industry Canada

Read the Brief