Request for Support

Thank you for considering us. A co-operative is a business and requires the same level of energy, skill and commitment as any other business, and starting, developing and growing a business can be complicated, confusing and frustrating. But we’re here to assist with that process. Co-operatives First has the supports, resources and experience to help groups decide if they should become entrepreneurs, and we have the networks and connections to support group entrepreneurs working hard to build their businesses.

That said, we would like to learn a bit about the opportunity from you before we get involved so that we  know what resources can best serve your project. Please choose from the following three support options.


Get support for new opportunities

This option is best suited for groups looking to be inspired or explore an identified opportunity.

Get support for existing ventures

This option is best suited for groups with an existing co-operative business looking to grow and thrive, but could use some facilitation, resources or direct support.

Propose a partnership

This option is best suited for groups looking for financial support to explore feasibility or engage professional support to reach strategic business development goals.