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Developing a Co-op in Canada

Welcome to the Co-op Development InfoService

Whether you are already a member of a co-operative, thinking of starting a co-op or just considering a co-op as one of several options for organizing your business or service, help is just a mouse click or a phone call away.

This page is the portal for the Co-op Development InfoService, which was created in March, 2010 by the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and the Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité (CCCM), with funding from the federal government through the Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI).

Our goal is to improve access to co-op development information for anyone who wants to start a new co-op or expand or enhance an existing one.

Click on the left-hand menu links to learn more about virtually every aspect of co-op development, from the basics of starting a co-op and how to incorporate your co-op to where you can go for co-op advisory services and funding.   You'll find links to a variety of guides and resources, as well as to provincial/territorial co-op associations and government departments who can help you regardless of where you live in Canada. 


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We want to hear from you; we'll be happy to answer your questions.
There are three ways to reach the InfoService:

Call us toll-free at 1-877-268-9588 and leave a message.

Send us an email at coopdev@coopscanada.
for inquiries in English or pour des renseignements en français.

to email us directly from this web page. Be sure to include your name, email address and the subject of your question. You can also use this form if you have have suggestions for information or links we should add to our site.