The Co-operators has launched another round of The National Co-op Challenge and are donating $200,000 to give emerging and expanding co-ops a stronger voice in their communities and a chance to grow.
A panel of judges has narrowed down the list of entrants to the 16 Canadian co-ops below which have moved forward in The National Co-op Challenge contest. Each finalist has produced a 90 second video for the Canadian public to vote on starting September 3rd, 2014.
Several chances to win
In total, there will be 8 regional winner prizes distributed in four areas across the country: Ontario, West, Atlantic and Quebec. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
• Eight (8) prizes of $25,000 in cash funding (2 per region).
• Eight consolation prizes of $500 (2 per region)
• All 16 finalists can participate in a consultation session delivered by The Co-operators
Review the Rules and Regulations
Atlantic Co-operative Publishers (Moncton, NB)
Coopérative de développement régional Acadie Ltée (Caraquet, NB)
La Coopérative d’hébergement Le Bel Âge ltée (Wellington, PEI)
Tignish Health Co-operative Association LTD (Tignish, PEI)
Cahiague Co-operative Homes Inc. (Brantford, ON)
Garden City Food Co-operative (St. Catharines, ON)
Niagara Local Food Co-operative (St. Catharines, ON)
Ontario Co-operative Association (Guelph, ON)
Coopérative de solidarité bio-équitable de l’Outaouais (Gatineau, QC)
Coopérative Culturelle du Vieux-Beloeil (Beloeil, QC)
Coopérative La Mauve (Saint-Vallier, QC)
Coop Le Grenier Boréal (Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, QC)
Glorious Organics Workers Co-operative (Aldergrove, BC)
Regina Car Share Co-operative (Regina, SK)
Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Co-operative Ltd. (Winnipeg, MB)
Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-operative (Vancouver, BC)
Check The Co-operators’ Facebook page for contest updates. Vote in the National Co-op Challenge from September 3rd, 2014 to October 1st, 2014 and help your favourite co-op win a share of $200,000.