Nova Scotia Co-operative Council Announces 2023 Co-op Week Activities

For Immediate Release

Nova Scotia Co-operative Council and East Coast Credit Union Presents Co-op Week 2023: Carrying the Co-operative Light

Nova Scotia Co-operative Council announces 2023 co-op week activities including speaking event with former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama live in Halifax on October 18, 2023

Nova Scotia, Canada – The Nova Scotia Co-operative Council, a non-profit organization, in partnership with East Coast Credit Union  is thrilled to announce a series of exciting activities for Co-op Week 2023. As part of their 75th anniversary celebrations, the Council is proud to host a captivating speaking event featuring former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. This inspiring occasion will take place live in Halifax on October 18th, offering an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to engage with Mrs. Obama’s wisdom and experiences firsthand.

The event aims to promote and celebrate the values of the Co-operative movement while embracing themes such as hope, optimism, resilience, kindness, community, and impact. In collaboration with six prestigious The Nova Scotia Co-operative Council and East Coast Credit Union are thrilled to partner with Atlantic Canada post-secondary institutions, charities and not for profit organizations to ensure over 3000 deserving bight minds have an opportunity to attend this extraordinary event, offering them additional learning opportunities at no cost.

Taking place at the renowned Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, doors will open at 4:30pm on October 18, 2023, for an evening of insightful discussion. The event will be moderated by  Dianne Kelderman, President & CEO of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council and a well-respected leader in Atlantic Canada.

Limited tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks. Given the immense interest surrounding this event, we encourage interested individuals to secure their tickets promptly to avoid disappointment.


“We are honored and excited that Mrs. Obama has chosen to join us for her first Atlantic Canadian engagement following her incredibly successful book tour,” said Dianne Kelderman, CEO of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council. “How fitting to host this event along with the support of so many others in a cooperative spirit during Canada’s co-op week. We know the event will be inspiring, thought-provoking, and game-changing” she continued.

We hope this event and all activities taking place during Co-op Week and Credit Union Day, will shift our focus to the tremendous opportunities we have when we work together, think big and live our co-operatives values and principles, said Ken Shea, President & CEO of East Coast Credit Union.