The voice of the Co-operative movement in Nova Scotia

69th Annual General Meeting & Gala

Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the public eye and as a respected mental-health issues advocate. From becoming a prime minister’s wife at a young age, to the loss of both her son and her husband, and living with bi-polar disorder, she tirelessly shares her personal stories to remind others of the importance of nurturing mind, body and spirit. Margaret sits on the Executive Advisory Board of the UBC Mental Health Institute as a community advocate, and she is the former Honorary President of WaterAid, a charitable Canadian non-governmental agency that is dedicated to helping poor communities in developing countries build sustainable water-supply and sanitation services. She is also the proud mother to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Date: June 13, 2018    Location: Best Western Glengarry —150 Willow St, Truro NS
Time: 3:00PM—Annual General Meeting
6:00PM—Reception    6:30PM—Banquet & Speaker
Tickets: $60 Members | $75 Non-Members
Please RSVP by May 25, 2018 to or (902)893-8311

2018 Distinguished Co-operator Nomination Package

We are looking for your Nominations

Any Nova Scotian co-operator is eligible, including elected officials, individual members, any employees of co-operatives, credit unions, and
caisse populaires. Nominees may be active or retired, or may be nominated posthumously. The staff and board members of the Nova Scotia
Co-operative Council are not eligible while serving with the organization.
Download the form Here

Registration Open and Bursaries Available: Master’s, Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Co-operative Management (Online, part-time)

Planning your career, organizational succession or leadership development? These Master’s level business programs are designed to meet the growing demands of co-operative and credit union managers. From marketing to human resources, co-operatives have an opportunity to take unique approaches that optimize this business model. The right education means doing business differently in a way that elevates co-operatives and credit unions to stand out.

Your opportunity is here! Each year 25 seats are opened for co-operative professionals to join the ranks of some of the most innovative and creative leaders in the co-operative system. Join new, stimulating conversations. Build your business skills. Meet other keen co-operators from around the world. Get exposed to new solutions to current issues.

Saint Mary’s University (Co-operative Management Education, Sobey School of Business) offers online, part-time education for working co-operative professionals:

  • Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions (3 years, includes 10-day co-operative study tour to Spain)
  • Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management (20 months)
  • Certificate in Co-operative Management (10 months)

*Bursaries available – Apply by April 1 to be eligible for financial support*

Contact Erin Hancock at or 902-802-7897 to discuss these options.

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.

FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited FAQ

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 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.