Co-op Youth Leadership Program

 In 2023 we were pleased to offer our one-day Introduction to Co-op Youth Leadership Program to over 100 young people across Manitoba.  Designed for students in grades 10 to 12 this program introduces young people to leadership skills and concepts while also promoting the cooperative difference through a fun and engaging day full of activities, simulations and games.  

If you are a teacher or school administrator interested in offering the one-day Introduction to Co-op Youth Leadership program at your school please contact us and we will be happy to work with you to offer this free-of-charge program to your students. 

If you are a co-op or credit union and you would like to offer this one-day program to the young people in your community please contact us and we will be happy to work with you to offer this program to students in your community.

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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 encourage them to become involved with their local co-ops.

Traditionally MCA offered 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.

 In 2022, MCA introduced the Introduction to Cooperative Youth Leadership (Intro to CY) program.  This one-day youth leadership program can be offered in communities across Manitoba.  We welcome the opportunity to bring this program to you – designed for students in grades 10 to 12 this program can run with as few as 10 participants and as many as 40.  If you are interested in hosting the Intro to CY program in your community, please contact us to learn more.


We Award Cooperation

The Manitoba Cooperative Association recognizes cooperative achievements within the community. These awards have been created to encourage enhancing & supporting cooperative communities in Manitoba