Inspiring your community.

Western Canada is ready for innovative co-operative business solutions unique to the changing needs of rural and Indigenous communities.

The creation of a new co-operative business requires business capacity, social/market capacity, a well-defined need not being met and awareness of the co-operative business model.

Our Inspire events are designed to drive an awareness of the versatility of the co-operative business model and an understanding of the many benefits this business model offers member-owners and the community the business operates within.

What we offer:

•    Facilitated event
•    Support for logistics
•    Mediation of differing opinions
•    Pathfinding between ideas and communities
•    Inspiration and innovation for community-led ideas and solutions
•    A deep knowledge of business, community and economic development
•    An even deeper knowledge of the co-operative business model

Co-operatives First is a privately funded entity. We do not charge for our services and will do our best to limit any foreseen group or community costs related to our participation