Co-operative News February 18, 2020

//Co-operative News February 18, 2020

Co-operative News February 18, 2020

Call For Credit Union Hosts Across Canada

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada is looking for credit unions to host participants for its 18th edition of the Women’s Mentorship Program. This is a unique opportunity to support women credit union managers from Africa, Asia and the Americas.

This year’s program runs from June 4-13 in local communities where participants and hosts learn about each other’s challenges and successes. It also advances the 6th co-op principle of co-operation amongst co-operatives.

Applications are due by Feb. 28. For further information go to 

And to hear first-hand what this program means to both hosts and participants, listen to our feature on empowering women credit union managers from May 14, 2019.

FCL Funds Improvements to Community Spaces

Federated Co-ops Limited is calling for applications for its Co-op Community Spaces program which provides funding to enhance neighbourhoods in Western Canada. Program categories include recreation, conservation and urban agriculture.

Since 2015, FCL has provided $6.5 million to 88 projects including parks, greenhouses and sports fields. Applications will be accepted until March 2. Go to and click on the community spaces tab.

Ryde Community Co-op Receives Major Grant

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded the Ryde Community Co-op a $92,600 grant for the construction of an accessible outdoor pavillion for year-round activities. The Ryde Co-op, located near Gravenhurst, Ontario, runs activities that promote health, wellness and celebrate the community’s proud heritage.

This co-op worked very hard years ago to purchase the two-room public school that houses its activities. For an in-depth look at how these rural folks made that happen, listen to our feature from October 2017.


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