Youth programming has been a key pillar of MCA's work since inception.  We are always looking for new ways to educate young people about co-ops and enourage them to become involved with their local co-ops.  

Currently MCA offers a Co-op Youth Leadership Retreat over a span of 3 1/2 days in a beautiful camp like setting.  Learning through participation is emphasized and the workshops encourage participants to play an active role in their leadership development process. The educational topics covered include: communication and public speaking skills, values discussions, working effectively in a group setting, diversity, global development, cooperation and cooperatives and leadership skills.

Each participant that wishes to attend a seminar is encouraged to find a local co-op or credit union sponsor to cover the $350 registration fee. We suggest you seek sponsorship from a...

  • credit union
  • retail co-op store/gas station
  • caisse populaire
  • housing co-op
  • Co-operators Insurance agent/office
  • CUMIS insurance office/agent
  • health care co-op
  • worker co-op
  • Co-op Trust Company office
  • co-op day care
  • water or utility co-op, or
  • a recreational co-op.

Participants can also be sponsored by their local band council, student council, parent, or other local business. The sponsor pays the registration fee on behalf of the participant.  

The 2019 program will be held from May 2-5 at the Riding Mountain Conference Centre (Camp Wannakumbac) and we are currently accepting registrations.  For more information, download the following:



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