Co-operative businesses have an important economic role to play in generating jobs and growth in communities across Canada. Existing in every sector of the economy, co-operatives provide needed infrastructure, goods and services to Canadians. In 2021, there were a total of 5,605 active non-financial co-operatives in Canada. They held $47.3 billion in total assets, employed 100,755 people, and paid $2.7 billion in salaries and wages.
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Everything you need to know about co-operatives, types of co-operatives and other frequently asked questions.
Creating, operating and making changes to a co-operative in Canada.
Examples and the differences between the various kinds of co-operatives.
Annual data and research about co-operatives in Canada.
Learn more about why people start co-ops, how they are created, and their impact on the Canadian economy.