Co-op News August 27, 2019

//Co-op News August 27, 2019

Co-op News August 27, 2019

Financial Boost for Young Co-operators

Canada’s young co-operators received a big boost Aug. 27 with the announcement of $38 million in federal funding for those who want to start co-operative businesses.

The funds are a renewal of the financial agreement for Futurepreneur Canada, a national non-profit organization which provides services and programs to emerging co-operators. Some $3 million of the monies are earmarked to support Indigenous entrepreneurs.

John Kay, President of the Coops and Mutuals Canada Board of Directors said the funding news is a victory for CMC, and is the result of advocating for co-ops to have the right to all programs that other businesses can access.

https://canada.coop/sites/canada.coop/files/press_release_-_young_co-operators_at_futurpreneur_canada_2.pdf

Top Marks for Co-op Washrooms

More than three million drivers across Canada say washrooms at Co-op Gas stations are the best, according to a survey by GasBuddy. The national gas pricing website says drivers are always  surprised to find facilities that are clean and want to share that information.

Federated Co-ops’ Leah Andrew says “clean bathrooms are a top priority so we are flushed with pride that drivers notice the co-op difference.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/co-op-washrooms-gas-buddy-ranking-1.5253530

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