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.

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.

Open MEC Board nominations

MEC Board nominations close November 27, 2017 Calling all bike commuters, weekend paddlers, weeknight climbers and overnight campers. Get ready to mix your business acumen with your outdoor obsessions and lead the charge in inspiring good times outside across Canada.

Mountain Equipment Co-operative is seeking candidates for our 2018 Board of Directors Election. We’re looking for people with board or senior management experience in a similarly complex organization. One of Canada’s most trusted brands, MEC has nearly 5 million members, $465 million in annual revenues, a global supply chain, 2450 employees, 22 stores across Canada, and an online store.
This year, the Board is particularly looking for candidates

  • from ethnic and cultural groups not currently represented
    on the board,
  • from central and eastern Canada,
    with experience at a senior governance or executive
    level of a business of similar or greater complexity to
  • with experience leading a large organization undergoing
    significant growth and change,
  • with broad retail or consumer-oriented experience in
    diverse sectors.

Interested? Get more details at