Co-op News and Updates

Join Us in Celebrating Co-op Week 2022 – Sponsor the #LocalCoopLove Scavenger Hunt

We are thrilled to once again be co-hosting along with our friends at the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association the #LocalCoopLove Scavenger Hunt during Co-op Week 2022.  This scavenger hunt, open to players across Canada, encourages participants to get creative and showcase their love for the co-ops their communities.

We are currently looking for sponsors for this fun co-op week activity.  Co-ops and credit unions are invited to join us in celebrating and showcasing the cooperative difference.  For more information about the hunt and sponsorship opportunities click here.


Manitoba Co-op Awards Banquet – October 19, 2022

We are thrilled to be returning to an in-person Co-op Awards Banquet during Co-op Week 2022!  We will be celebrating our 2020 award winners: Gary Epler, Sandra Hardy, and Fireweed Food Co-op; along with presenting awards to 4 very deserving 2022 award recipients!

Our Co-op Awards banquet is being held at the Norwood Hotel in Winnipeg.  There will be a cash bar reception starting at 5:30 pm followed by dinner and a formal program at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are available for $75/each by emailing the MCA office.  Any dietary restrictions must be emailed to the MCA office by October 7, 2022 to avoid disappointment.  Mask use is recommended at the event when you are not eating or drinking.

Manitoba Co-op Profiles

Over the next several weeks, the MCA will be launching profiles of various co-ops working around Manitoba.  Every Wednesday we will post a new profile and you can read about the incredible work that Manitoba co-ops are accomplishing.  Check this space regularly to view this weeks profile and to see past profiles.

March 24, 2021 – “Diversification, Remaining Local and Giving Back to the Community” – a profile of Red River Co-operative

March 31, 2021 – “Lateral Networks – Rebuilding the Food System” – a profile of Fireweed Food Co-op

April 7, 2021 – “A Stay That Feels Like Home” – a profile of the Manitoba Bed & Breakfast Marketing Co-op Inc

April 14, 2021 – “Sewing With a Purpose – A Newcomer Co-op Model” – a profile of Hand in Glove Community Co-op Inc

April 21, 2021 – “What it Means to be a Worker Co-op” – a profile of Organic Planet Worker Co-op

April 28, 2021 – “A Truly Local Farmers’ Market” – a profile of Le Marché St Norbert Farmers’ Market

May 5, 2021 – “Providing for and Supporting the Communities of Southwestern Manitoba” – a profile of Westman Communications Group

May 12, 2021 – “Serving the Communities of Canada’s Remote North” – a profile of Arctic Co-operatives Limited

May 19, 2021 – “Providing Safe and Affordable Housing for Members” – a profile of Village Canadien Housing Co-operative

May 26, 2021 – “Providing a Safe, Reliable and Inclusive Carsharing Program” – a profile of Peg City Car Co-op Ltd

June 2, 2021 – “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child” – a profile of Village Co-op of Care (In Development)

June 9, 2021 – “Engaging the Community in Cooperative Health and Wellness” – a profile of NorWest Co-op Community Health

June 16, 2021 – “What a Credit Union was meant to be” – a profile of Rosenort Credit Union

June 23, 2021 – “Dedicated to Building Certified Energy Efficient Buildings in Manitoba” – a profile of Sun Certified Builders Cooperative Ltd.

June 30, 2021 – “Meeting the community’s needs as a successful hardware business” – a profile of Pollock’s Hardware Co-op Ltd.

July 7, 2021 – “Providing financial services for the wellbeing and resilience of members, employees, communities and environment” – a profile of Assiniboine Credit Union


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