Learn about Co-ops, Health Education, & Non-profit Partner Organizations

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BC Co-op Association

BC Co-op Association

The BC Co-op Association (BCCA) is the knowledge and resource centre for co-ops in BC, where co-ops and credit unions come together to collaborate, network, get support, learn, and contribute knowledge to shape BC’s co-op movement.

BCCA provide a collective platform for our members to participate in customized programs and services, receive the latest sector information, connect and share ideas, and benefit from our ongoing advocacy and lobbying efforts.

BCCA works to increase interest in, and demand for, the goods and services produced by co-ops and credit unions across BC, and to raise the co-op sector’s visibility and community impact.

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is a member-driven association that supports and represents Canadian co-operatives and mutual businesses by working with key players in the co-operative sector and government.

They help develop and promote the interests Canada’s small, medium, and large Canadian co-operative businesses. CMC’s vision is to build and work with this community, as well as contributing to its economic, social and political development.

CMC’s priorities include:

  • Research on public policies,
  • Communication,
  • Engagement and networking opportunities,
  • And the development of professional and educational services for members.

CMC also collaborates with other organizations that have common goals and interests. This primarily includes entities with a focus on Community Economic Development and those promoting the economic participation of underrepresented groups. In addition, CMC recognizes that there are youth-related projects, as well as entities such as Rotating savings and credit associations, that are not incorporated as co-operative enterprises per se, but who are integral parts of the Canadian and international social and solidarity economy.

Every day, CMC Members proudly contribute to the reach and promote the importance of a strong and sustainable co-op business model in our communities.

International Co-operative Alliance

International Co-operative Alliance

Founded in 1895, it is one of the oldest non-governmental organisations and one of the largest ones measured by the number of people represented: 1 billion cooperative members on the planet.

It is the apex body representing cooperatives, which are estimated to be around 3 million worldwide, providing a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about cooperatives. 

The International Cooperative Alliance works with global and regional governments and organisations to create the legislative environments that allow cooperatives to form and grow.

A total of 318 organisations from 112 countries are members of the International Cooperative Alliance.

The ICA’s members are international and national cooperative organisations from all sectors of the economy, namely agriculture, banking, consumer, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and industry & services.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization

Dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science, the World Health Organization (WHO) leads and champions global efforts to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance to live a healthy life.

Founded in 1948, WHO is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health.