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.
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.