Co-op News and Updates

Join Us in Celebrating Co-op Week 2022 – Join 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 free scavenger hunt, open to players across Canada, encourages participants to get creative and showcase their love for the co-ops in their communities.

To play, download the GooseChase app on your mobile device and enter game code GDVGGE.  Complete the missions before Sunday, October 23 for your chance to win a great prize!

Thank you to the scavenger hunt sponsors:  Westboine Park Housing Co-op, Arctic Co-operatives Limited, and Co-operators!


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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