Co-op News and Updates

Employment Opportunity

Our member, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada, is currently hiring a Regional Manager, Prairies.  This position will ideally be located in Winnipeg and will provide support to member co-ops in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Don’t miss the opportunity to work for this amazing co-op federation. The closing date for application is August 6, 2021.  

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


Learning Opportunities

Working remotely during the pandemic?  Ready to learn something new and network with interesting people?  

  • Many organizations are taking advantage of the stay at home orders to offer online education/training programs.  Normally, a lot of this training would be offered in person, requiring travel and accommodations driving up the expenses, but now we have the opportunity to participate from wherever we are in the world.  Check out some of the really great learning opportunities available online The International Centre for Co-operative Management at Saint Mary’s University is offering a variety of programs including Masters programs, graduate diplomas, and certificates as well as short Executive Education programs.  Be sure to visit their website to learn more about the various opportunities that await you.

If you have a learning event that you would like to see posted here, please contact us via our email listed below.


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