The voice of the Co-operative movement in Nova Scotia

What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th than to recognize and celebrate the innovation, tenacity and spirit of 150 Nova Scotia small businesses?

Programs for Co-Operative Management Professionals

Over $100M injected into NS businesses. Almost 2,000 companies received funding. 12,000 jobs created/maintained in the province. How? The Small Business Loan Guarantee Program. Find out how it works and hear from a small business owner who’s benefitted.

Jeff Yuill on behalf of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council board presenting a cheque to Derrick Higgins for The Christmas Index. We couldn’t be prouder to support so a worthy cause this holiday season!

Co-operative Management Education at Saint Mary’s University is hiring an Operations Administrator.

Do you know someone that loves a challenge, working independently, and has a fierce streak of ‘attention to detail’? They need to be able to work in Canada and be located in Halifax. Please pass on the attached Job Posting. Interested individuals can apply online. If you have someone in mind, feel free to connect them directly with me for more information (

Attached is a detailed job posting for the position of International Centre for Cooperative Management (ICCM)/Cooperative Management Education (CME) Operations Administrator (2 Year Contract). While a contract, it is expected to be an ongoing position (to be renewed after 2 years).

This posting opens December 4th and the search committee will begin to consider applications on December 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

ICCM CME Operations Administrator Job Posting

FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited FAQ

Fifth Offer Ad2 January 2016

 Frequently Asked Questions FarmWorks

FarmWorks CEDIF 6th Offering

FarmWorks Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) was founded in 2011 to raise a significant amount of money to support farms and food producers. Nova Scotia has the potential to sustainably supply much more food, and money loaned to food producers is an investment in the economy, health, rural areas, communities, culture, and the environment.  Read More

Annual Report 2016

As a local, community-based organization, CUA is committed to improving the quality of life of our members and the communities in which they live and work.

The Community Investment Grant Program is designed to provide funding support to a variety of community groups and individuals that will directly benefit the community. Events, programs, activities and projects are all eligible for funding. This program is an expression of CUA’s vision that our members and communities are better off, and provides broad support to projects with an aim to effect positive economic, social and environmental change.  Visit the website for more information

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Would you like some financial help with the next person you hire?

The province’s Graduate to Opportunity program helps small businesses hire recent university and college graduates by providing salary support for the first two years of employment – 25% the first year, 12.5% the second year, for new jobs paying at least $30,000.

The process is quick and easy:  complete applications are normally approved within days.

It’s available to companies of 100 employees or less, start-ups, non-profits and social enterprises.

Employers say the financial incentive is making a real difference and their recent grads are bringing enthusiasm, creativity and skill to the workplace.

Find out more at, or call 902.424.6000.