Co-operatives in Canada 2015

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) released a new report on non-financial co-operatives last week. The Co-operatives in Canada 2015 report overview provides insight into the diversity of co-operatives in Canada. 4,960 co-operatives responded to the Survey, representing a 63% response rate. Non-financial co-operatives reported a total business volume of $44.1B in 2015. This was a 2% increase from 2013.  Co-operatives in Canada are involved in a wide range of activities, from manufacturing and processing to housing, daycare and health care services in communities. They run regional wholesale and retailing systems that provide millions in goods and services to Canadians, and they are also involved in the provision of local community utilities such as gas, water and electricity. Read the whole report.