The Co-operative Movement in Cyprus, considered as one of the most well organized and the strongest in the world, was introduced at the beginning of the 20th Century and the first Co-operative Society was founded in 1909. In 1937 the Co-operative Central Bank was founded. Its purpose was to provide credit for those member societies […]
Cyprus Turkish Co-operative Central Bank Ltd. was established in 1959 and members of the Bank are the Co-operative Societies, which are obliged by the Co-operative Law to deposit their liquid funds with the Bank. Koopbank has 217 member co-operative societies and 19 branches which carry out the activities throughout the country and render services to […]
Malki Lom is an agricultural cooperative in Sadina, a village with 1,000 inhabitants in Northern Bulgaria. The cooperative, named after the nearby river, was established in 1993, at a time when no bank was willing to provide it with funding. The situation improved in 2000 when Tihomir Todorov was elected chairman. In 2002 Malki Lom […]
Early in the morning of 26th May this year, a small expedition reached the summit of Mount Everest and unfurled two special flags: one bearing the rainbow of the International Co-operative Alliance, the other the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives logo. The expedition was organized by the Nepal Information and Communication Central Co-operative Union (NICCU), […]
The Robert-Cliche Health Co-operative was established in 2008 to address serious concerns in the region of Beauce, Quebec, south of Quebec City: retiring doctors, an aging population, difficulty attracting young doctors to the region, outdated medical equipment, and no new physicians had come to set up practice in the area since 1994. The first branch […]
The Robert-Cliche Health Co-operative aims to develop a network of local health services. The co-operative offers a variety of services to its members, including family medecine as well as complementary and alternative care. Moreover, the co-op promotes health care prevention in its activities.
The curtain was about to come down for the final time at the Aron Theatre, an iconoic cinema located in the town of Campbellford, Ontario. With the owners ready for retirement, this meant Campbellford’s 3,500 residents would have to travel more than 160 kilometres to see a movie. In November 2009, the residents came together […]
The Aron Theatre Co-operative is a not-for-profit business, powered by the residents of Campbellford, Ontario. The residents banded together in 2009 to save their community theatre from closing and have been running a successful consumer co-operative since May 2011.
From banners to buttons, flags to flash mobs, cooperators across Canada are showing their IYC colours, but a worker coop in Guelph, ON is showing its IYC flavour: the 2012 Coffee Blend. Planet Bean Coffee, owned and operated by the Sumac Community Worker Co-operative (SUMAC), created the special blend in celebration of the IYC and […]
Planet Bean Coffee is a division of the SUMAC worker co-operative. SUMAC was founded in 2005. The co-op owns and operates two divisions, Planet Bean Coffee and Wear Fair – Fair Trade & Organic Clothing. SUMAC is dedicated to providing products from Fair Trade and organic organisations throughout the world. Planet Bean Coffee was started […]