Co-operatives First

Co-operatives First is a business development organization funded in full by the Co-operative Retailing System and Federated Co-operatives Limited. Every day, we focus on promoting and supporting business development based on the co-operative business model. Our priority overall is increasing rural and Indigenous economic development across western Canada.

For those in Western Canada, rural, or Indigenous populations, this great resource offers basic tools to get your co-op started.  Offering 4 strong resources: A “Good Governance Matters” online course; a “Creating Connections” workshop to help interested parties explore co-operatives; access to “Common Share” podcasts; and use of the “Co-op Creator” tool – an extensive collection of tools and resources for all stages of co-op business development.