The Co-operators

Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators has announced that they are launching a third youth sustainability conference known as IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership. Canadian university and college students with a passion for sustainability and social change are encouraged to apply to attend and work toward sustainable solutions for their campuses, communities and workplaces....

The Canadian public vote to decide who shares $200,000 in prizes in The Co-operators National Co-op Challenge

Public voting began this week in The National Co-op Challenge, a social media contest created by ICMIF member The Co-operators to support the growth of emerging Canadian cooperatives. Sixteen coops, four from each of four regions across Canada, are now competing for their share...

Cooperatives and mutuals are by definition more sustainable enterprises and in a recent ranking of the G-7’s 35 largest cooperatives by Corporate Knights, ICMIF members featured as the top three performers.

The top ten rankings are based on an extensive report which recognises the contribution cooperatives make in terms of social and environmental responsibility.

Corporate...

$220,000 available to emerging Canadian co-ops

The Co-operators, Canada, has just launched a National Co-op Challenge, a social media contest in which emerging Canadian cooperatives can vie for a share of $220,000 in prize money. The Co-operators created the contest as a way of providing additional support to small expanding coops during 2012, the International Year of Cooperatives....

Two Canadian ICMIF member organisations took the first and third place spots respectively in the 2012 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada ranking in June of this year. The Desjardins Group was ranked first and The Co-operators was ranked third.

Corporate Knights is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of responsible business practices in Canada and the advancement of social and...

ICMIF member The Co-operators (Canada) has recently released its eighth annual sustainability report, inviting readers to "Take a Closer Look." The document outlines the organization's progress in 2011 in achieving its economic, social and environmental objectives.

As reported in ICMIF e-news, the organization's sustainability efforts were recognized in 2011 with a #1 ranking on the...

This week, ICMIF member, The Co-operators announced more than CAD 250,000 worth of funding to 14 community-based organizations across Canada. The funding is provided through The Co-operators Foundation - Community Economic Development (CED) Fund, which supports community enterprises and initiatives that help disadvantaged Canadians move towards self-sufficiency.

"These organizations...

To coincide with International Women’s Day, celebrated both annually and globally on 8 March, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) asked ICMIF for help in producing a video celebrating this important day.  In the video Dame Pauline Green, the first female President of the ICA, reflects on the history and development of the cooperative sector and speaks the inspiring work that women’s...

Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators have this week announced a commitment of $500,000 to a new campaign in support of international co-operative development. The announcement was made as The Co-operative Development Foundation (CDF) of Canada launched the “Build a Better World” campaign, which seeks to raise $12 million over four years to help alleviate poverty by building and strengthening...

On Thursday 12 January, countries around the world held events to celebrate the launch of the International Year of Co-operatives (IYC 2012).

Live web casts from Ecuador, Portugal, Canada and the UK maximised the opportunity for people to feel involved in these significant occasions.

In the UK a debate with the title “Can co-operation rebuild British business?" was hosted by The...

Pages